Diane Marie Hockin

Sept 9, 1951 – April 11, 2023

Diane Hockin, beloved wife of Robert Hockin of Neepawa MB, entered into rest under the care of Brandon Regional Health Center April 11th, 2023, with her family by her side.

Diane was born in Ste Rose du Lac in 1951, the first of seven children to Alban and Dorothy Guillas.  Diane attended school in Neepawa and was looked up to by her siblings and a great help to her parents both at home and in her father’s business ventures.  Diane married Robert Hockin in 1970 and their son Mark was born soon after with daughter Joanna following in 1982.

Diane had great artistic talent and worked as a floral designer for many years and later in retail sales which suited her love of fashion and clothing.  She had a keen eye for style and amazing taste in many things which was reflected in her beautiful home, yard and closet (or many closets as Bob would argue). Diane loved music and watching all kinds of sports on TV, especially the Jets and curling.  She was most happy when the grandkids would walk through the door and always made sure to have their favorite candy or popsicles on hand.

Enjoying time out on her deck, checking, and watering her beautiful plants and flowers, having coffee with her siblings, reading, and working on crossword puzzles brought her great joy.  Although it was evident to all that she was not feeling at her best, Mum never complained and always tried to attend the grandkids activities and was extremely proud of all of their achievements.

Diane was predeceased by her parents Alban and Dorothy Guillas, father and mother-in-law Elmer and Vera Hockin.  She will be dearly missed by her husband Bob, son Mark and daughter Joanna (Kelly), grand children Hayden, Camryn, and Avery; siblings Velda, Valerie, Danny (Kathleen), Yves (Sylvia), Jackie, and Chris (Chrissy).

Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at both the Neepawa and Brandon Regional Health Centers for their kind, compassionate care.  Anyone wishing to attend Diane’s graveside service on Tuesday, April 18th at 11am at the Riverside Cemetery are welcome to do so.  A lunch will follow at the Neepawa Legion Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to a charity of your choice in Diane’s memory.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Diane’s memorial page using the comment field below.

18 thoughts on “Diane Marie Hockin

  1. Terry and Darlene Chemerika

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and family.

  2. Barbara GrahamNorth

    Lots of childhood wonderful memories of Dianne and her siblings across the back lane. Rest in peace Diane.

  3. Jeannette Labossiere

    Our sincere condolences to the Hockin family on the loss of Diane.
    Sincerely Jeannette, Wesley, Cindy , Brady & Dylan Labossiere

  4. Linda Stinchcombe

    My deepest sympathy to Bob and family .
    She was a beautiful lady ❤️

  5. Angus & Cathy Ford

    Thinking of the Hockin and Guillas Families with sincere sympathy at this most difficult time.

  6. Lorraine Mccannell

    I will miss visiting with Diane “deck to deck.”My Xmas flower arrangements will never be perfect again. Rest in peace Diane. 😔

  7. J Brian Blahey

    So sorry for your loss Bob.

    • Doss and Shelley Mayor

      Deepest condolences to Bob and family! Very sorry to hear about Diane!

  8. Danielle Carefoot

    Auntie Diane will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Her kindness, sense of humor, artistic flair and beauty (inside and out) will be forever cherished. Thinking of Uncle Bob, cousins Joanna and Mark and their families, and all Auntie Diane’s siblings during this time of loss.

  9. Jeff Moroz

    Mark: On behalf of all your work friends and colleagues, wishing you and your family peace and strength. Hope you find some comfort in sharing good memories with your family and friends.

  10. Yvette

    My deepest sympathy to Diane’s husband, children and grandchildren. I remember Diane as a youngster, when I’d spend a week in the summer time visiting with Auntie Dot and Uncle Alban. Diane and the twins were always playing together and having fun.
    Warm hugs to Diane’s siblings.

  11. Yvette Morier

    My deepest sympathy to Diane’s husband, children and grandchildren. My sympathy and warmest hugs to Diane’s siblings. I remember Diane as a youngster when I visited Auntie Dot and Uncle Alban for a week during the summer time. Diane enjoyed playing with the twins, they had so much fun together.

  12. Anne Letain

    Bob & family & Diane’s siblings & extended family & friends, I am very sad to hear of Diane’s passing, I have fond memories of her growing up, she certainly was loved by all of our family. Hugs & 🙏🏻

  13. Brenda and Larry

    Our deepest condolences to you Bob, and to Mark and Joanna and to all family members.
    We are so very sorry to hear this news and wish there was some way we could ease your suffering. Treasure and remember all the good times with Diane. Rest in peace Diane.

  14. Kristine (Jakobson) Perlmutter

    My condolences. Diane was a good friend in junior high and high school. I am sorry we lost touch as time went on. She was a lovely person.

  15. Gord Salway

    So sorry to hear of Diane,s passing. She was a truly loving and sensitive girl. Haven,t kept in touch since high school, but want to say to Bob and family I am thinking of you guys in this sad time.
    Gord Salway

  16. Linda Stinchcombe

    So sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to Bob and family .

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