Diana Emerson passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone at the age of 80. She was born on April 7, 1941 in MacGregor, MB residing with her family on a farm in the Austin area. After attending the Emeline District School and then the Austin high school, Diana worked at the Telephone Office as a switchboard operator in MacGregor. Diana first met Robert (Bob) Emerson when he was delivering fuel to her family farm yard in 1956. They married on November 3, 1962 in MacGregor. In 1965 they moved to Gladstone where they raised their three boys Greg, Glen and Dale. Diana continued to work as a switchboard operator until the office closed. She waitressed at the Yellowhead Esso then later became the dietary supervisor at Seven Regions Health Centre and Third Crossing Manor until retirement. At which time, she and Bob spent longer winters down in Texas enjoying their time with friends. Soon after “retirement” Diana worked as a health care aide, home care attendant as well as a driver for the Gladstone Area Senior Support Program. Diana was an active member in the Gladstone community involved with the Rebekahs, Eastern Star, United Church Women and Legion #110 Ladies Auxiliary as well as a volunteer member for the Ambulance Service. Diana enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, family road trips, winters in Texas and spending time with her grandchildren. Roughly ten years ago Diana settled quite nicely into her new surroundings as a result of the support and guidance she received from the staff at Third Crossing Manor. For this her family will forever be grateful.
Diana is predeceased by Gregers and Bessie Ritzer (parents), Oliver and Bessie Emerson (parents in law), Duncan Emerson (brother in law), Mary Bollman (sister in law), Al Bollman (brother in law).
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert (Bob) Emerson, her children Greg, Glen (Louise), Dale (Shelley). She will be missed by Valerie Emerson, her grandchildren Scott (Tasha), Trina, Kayla (Jerod), Bryce (Kendra), Jordyn (Matt), Ashley, Travis (Janie), Bradley (Jen) along with her great grandchildren Riley, Kailey, Teagan, Aspen, Elizabella, Bree, Tyler, Clayton, Kara and Hannah, as well as her sister Wilma (Luc) Durand and brother Ted Ritzer (Helen), nephew Andreas, niece Heather, nephews Doug and Mark Bollman, Del Emerson (sister-in-law) and extended families.
Special thanks for the love, compassion and care shown to Diana during her ten years stay at Third Crossing Manor.
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