Obituary of Diana Evelyn Wieschkowski
WIESCHKOWSKI- Diana Evelyn Wieschkowski passed away on November 12, 2019, at the age of 86. Diana is survived by her son Roy (Barbara), grandchildren Russell, Rebecca and Riley as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Eva and Johnston Chew and her sister Thelma Robertson. Diana was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on May 19th, 1933. She moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1957 where she met her late husband Bernhard (Bernie) and was married in 1959. They spent 58 loving years together before Bernie’s passing on December 1, 2017. Diana graduated from Acadia University in 1953 and Dalhousie University in 1955 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Her career as an educator spanned 35 years across many Provinces. She began teaching in Halifax, she then worked for the Calgary Board of Education and later moved to Canmore, Alberta to teach at the local intermediate school until 1966. Wanting to be closer to family, she moved to Port Colborne, Ontario and was employed by the Niagara South Board of Education, first at McKay Senior Public School and then Caroline M. Thompson Public School until her retirement in 1990. She was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women over many years. Diana loved being an educator, she inspired students to achieve their best and nurtured young minds fostering a love of literature. Outside of the classroom, Diana had many interests including playing Bridge, live theatre and everything imaginable with a published book, including: book clubs, book sales, sponsoring authors, Church librarian and even co-writing and publishing a tribute to the Women of the Niagara region “Lives and Legacies”. Always the proudest of Grandma’s, Diana enjoyed every moment she had with her grandchildren. Her connection to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church was central to her life, both as a member and as a devoted servant of the Lord. Diana was actively involved in establishing and operating the church library, attending bible class, participating in the church alter guild, decorating committees and teaching Sunday School. Visitation will take place at DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne, on Monday, November 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1:00 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or to The Canadian Cancer Society.