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.
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