Diane Judith Hawey

September 15, 1943April 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Judith Hawey announce her unexpected passing on April 25, 2021 at the age of 77.

Diane was born in Kitchener to Anne and Nicholas Kautesk. When Diane was a teen her Dad passed away and she was blessed with a wonderful step dad Robert Wells when her Mom remarried. Diane leaves a hole in the hearts of her husband of 57 years Ray, daughter Sandy, son David (Cathy) grandchildren Dan (Rosie), Tyler (Meggan), Connor and Cara. Beloved great-nan to Scarlet, Hadley and Dawson. Diane will be dearly missed by her sisters Donna (John), Linda (Calvin), Pat (Dave), Karen (Dennis), Wendy (Steve), Deb, and brother Robert (Terri); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Diane wore many hats over the years - teller, bookeeper, motel owner, art gallery picture framer etc. To each job she gave her best and made many friends. On retirement Diane enjoyed spending time with family, sister lunches, working in the garden, exercise class and walking her dog. Diane's kindness, compassion and gentle nature will be missed by so many. Her loyal companion Piper will miss her cuddle time on the couch. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11a.m, which will be livestreamed. In lieu of flowers, Diane requests donations to St Vincent de Paul Brantford where she volunteered for many years. Memories and condolences may be shared and the link for livestream may be found below.


  • Private Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 30, 2021



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Brent & Heather Quiring

April 30, 2021

Dear Ray and Family,

Heather and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Diane’s sudden passing. We will miss her Facebook updates that helped keep us connected over the years and will always have her memory close to our hearts. Our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time.


Conrad Toner

April 30, 2021

Words can't express the sadness Lori and I feel at Diane's sudden passing and for her great family left behind. Diane was such a happy caring soul who's light shined bright wherever she went. It's been many years since we met, way back when the family first moved to Peterborough and we became friends with Dave. We have always been so impressed how Diane remembered our wedding anniversary and looked forward to receiving a wonderful Christmas card with her lovely personal message. Your great "sunrise photo" posts on Facebook will be missed too. With much love, we wish Ray, Dave , Sandy and extended family strength to move forward in this difficult time. Hold on to her light and it will continue to guide you ! Love, Conrad & Lori Toner

Jacqueline Melo

April 29, 2021

I will miss Auntie Diane’s soft spoken voice, beautiful smile and kind soul. I will miss our back and forth emails and all her cards in the mail. You never missed a birthday or anniversary!
My heart goes out to all my family.
Sending lots of love to Uncle Ray, Sandy and David during this time.


Jacqueline, Kyle, Azleah, Alessia and Adelyn

Helen and John (Cousin) Spizarsky

April 29, 2021

Dear Ray and family,
Extending our deep and heartfelt sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of someone so special. May the good and happy memories comfort you and bring you strength and peace.
Helen and John

Those special memories of you will always bring a smile.
If only I could have you back for just a little while.
Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do.
You always meant so very much and always will do too.
The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain.
But you're forever in my heart until we meet again

Barb Roach (Morris)

April 28, 2021

Ray & family
I was so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We shared many years of a wonderful friendship. Your fondest memories will help you get through this very difficult time.

Rest In Peace, my dear friend.

Sandy Gibbs

April 28, 2021

Family Christmas 2017

Meagan Bennett Ling

April 28, 2021

What a wonderful soul Diane was. Her soft sweet voice was very calming and soothing. Every time I saw Diane and ray together- you could feel the love they had for each other. They were joking and teasing and she cared so much about him. I am so sad to hear of this news. I wish Ray peace and offer my condolences. Thinking of him and their family.

Dave Hawey

April 28, 2021

Mom, Dad & Jamie

Dave Hawey

April 28, 2021

Mom's 77th birthday

Heather MacMillan

April 28, 2021

I will miss Diane very much but I will cherish all the beautiful memories we had together.
My heart goes out to Ray, Sandy and David as I know what a wonderful person Diane was and how much they will miss her.
Diane will certainly be in heaven as she was a special angel.
May God comfort you knowing that she did not suffer.
Lots of love,
Heather and Bob MacMillan