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Diane Lynn Weatherby

June 28, 1960 - January 4, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Lynn Weatherby (nee Questo) on January 4, 2017 at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria after a brief illness. She is survived by sons Eric and Thomas Weatherby; brothers Warren (Maureen), David (Silk), and Larry Questo; niece Heather Metz (Jeff); and grand nephews Jonathan and Michael Metz. Diane is predeceased by her aunt June Mello (2004); father Fred Questo (2006); and mother Jean Questo (2016).

Diane was born in Lodi, California and raised on the family ranch in Wallace, a foothills town named for her maternal great grandfather. She graduated with a BFA from University of the Pacific in Stockton, and immigrated to Canada with her husband Steve in 1983, settling on Salt Spring Island near her brother David and sister-in-law Silk.

Diane was a gifted graphic designer and brought her creative talents to every aspect of life. She was an award-winning art director for 14 years at Silk’s Victoria agency, The Malahat Group. Among her many credits was the visual identity program for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

She later established her own successful practice, Diane Weatherby Design, on Salt Spring Island after the birth of sons Eric (1996) and Thomas (1998). As a single mom after she and Steve separated in 1999, Diane devoted much of her boundless energy to family, making a happy and supportive home for her growing boys.

A basketball lover since her high school days, Diane became well known on Salt Spring as a popular and enthusiastic basketball coach who led her teams to many victories. Basketball was a family affair for the Weatherbys. Diane loved her teams and they loved her back. She was especially proud of her athletically talented sons.

Diane will be dearly missed by her devoted family and many friends. She was a force of nature who touched many lives, and we are so grateful to have known her, laughed with her, and loved her.

The family would like to thank Diane’s caregivers, doctors and the medical team at Royal Jubilee, who worked hard, and with great compassion, in an effort to bring her back to health.

A private service for immediate family is to be held on Salt Spring Island. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Diane may make a memorial donation to the BC Cancer Foundation (http://bccancerfoundation.com), or the charity of their choice.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ian Hyde-Lay
Relation: Sport

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Ian Hyde-Lay, on behalf of SMUS Basketball

From: Sandy Kyle
Relation: Preschool parents

My heart breaks for you Eric and Thomas. Diane was a wonderful mother and a beautiful warm, caring person who though our connection was 2 years of preschool parenting that ended 14 years ago, it was always wonderful to catch up with her when we ran into each other. I know those grieving her loss will have many beautiful memories because Diane was a very bright light in our world.

From: Troy & Cyndi Johnston
Relation: Calaveras Friends

Cyndi and I were very saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing. Our hearts go out to her family in this difficult time.

She was a shining light that turned off way too soon.

From: Patti Grey
Relation: work & friend

I was so shocked to hear of this sad news today. My heart aches for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Diane on several projects and we developed a very nice friendship. When I last visited with Diane in her big home, her love and devotion to Eric and Thomas, filled the house. She was so proud of them and spoke of that often to me. The last few years our friendship was more by phone when she would be in Victoria, mostly for basketball as I recall. As a mom myself, her deep love and devotion to her boys and their interests , was inspirational to me. I admired Diane, she was a really lovely person.

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