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Dianne McIntyre

September 25, 1956 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 65)


Dianne will be remembered by her many loving friends for her extraordinary resilience, a boundless capacity to love, her remarkable generosity and an unstoppable determination to laugh and love life in the face of adversity.

Dianne’s compassion for animals led her to foster many cats over the years, and to support her favourite charity: the Toronto Kitten Rescue. She enjoyed photography, playing softball, biking and travel, and loved nature, art and music. Her deep sense of responsibility to the community and social justice meant she was always actively engaged in giving back and helping others. Her volunteer work included Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, Hot Docs Film Festival, and Bereaved Families of Ontario.

Before she left us Dianne said “I feel loved and blessed. It took a village.”

Among the loved ones Dianne leaves behind are Maya, Mila and Ana, to whom she was “Nana” and their parents Ivana and Slobodan; life-long friends Ang and Cindee, and their families, of Richmond Hill and Toronto, and Stephanie, and her family, of Montreal; and cherished friends in Quebec, the US and Germany. There are many more of us, too, tending the garden Dianne helped to plant, and carrying the message that Dianne shared with us, as we follow her loving example in the extended village Dianne called home.

Thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit of Princess Margaret and special thanks to Dr. Joshua Tepper and Homecare Nurse Pricilla Sudeesh.

To commemorate Dianne’s life, please make donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, Phillip Aziz Centre, Toronto Hospice, Toronto Kitten Rescue.

There will be a celebration of life Saturday, September 25th, 2pm-4pm at 65 Spring Garden Ave in the Garden Room (Sheppard and Yonge area).



Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

700 University Avenue, 4th floor, Toronto ON M5G 1Z5 Tel: 1-866-224-6560 Web: https://supportthepmcf.ca/ui/PDPMemorial/p/dianne

Phillip Aziz Centre Postal Address Philip Aziz Centre Administration Office 558 Gerrard Street E, Toronto ON M4M 1X8 Tel: 1-416-363-9196

Email: info@philipazizcentre.ca 

Hospice Toronto 120 Eglinton Ave E Suite 500, Toronto ON M4P 1E2 Tel: 1-416-364-1666 Email: info@hospicetoronto.ca.

Toronto Kitten Rescue 39 Chauncey Avenue, Etobicoke ON M8Z 2Z2 Tel: 1-416-505-3205

Email: pr@torontokittenrescue.ca


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Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
700 University Avenue, 4th floor, Toronto ON M5G 1Z5
Tel: 1-866-224-6560
Web: https://supportthepmcf.ca/ui/General/donations/start

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