On Saturday September 18th at her home of over 53 years, surrounded by her family, Diana Sheila (Graham) Truelove passed away after a brief illness. Daughters, Jane and Julie, will miss her terribly but find peace in knowing she will reunite with her husband John Fredrick Truelove who she dearly missed over the last 10 years. Diana is most proud of her grandchildren, Katsua, Cynthia, Keenai and Josef, and furry companions, Rosie and Quincy. Known as Gaga to her grandchildren and many kids in her longtime neighbourhood of Leslie Park, she always enjoyed shopping trips to Toys R Us and Michael’s, lunches and takeout dinners, and the Friday 6 o’clock ice cream truck. Sons-in-law, John and Brett, will miss “talking hockey” with her as she was a devout Ottawa Senators fan.
Born in Sudbury in 1941 and raised in Cobden, Ontario, Diana was a teacher by profession and also by her nature and perfect cursive writing. She will be missed by many dear friends including Nancy, Marilyn and Susan; family in the US including brother Wally Graham and many nieces and nephews; neighbours at her beloved cottage on Muskrat Lake; son-in-law Brian, and by many more longtime neighbours and friends. She will be welcomed home by many who passed before her including parents, Joseph and Bessie (Burwell) Graham, brother and sister-in-law Grant and Barb Graham, sisters-in-law Patricia Ljungh, Ann Graham and Margaret Fraser, and dear friend Barb Palmateer. In care of Tubman Funeral Homes Nepean, a celebration of life will be planned for a later date while prayers were already held at home with Minister Aigah Attagutsiak per Gaga’s wishes. Donations to the Ottawa Mission, the Ottawa Food Bank or St. Margaret’s Church - Ottawa Anglican Inuit Congregation in her memory are greatly appreciated.