It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Diane Burkholder who bravely faced many health challenges throughout her lifetime.

Diane accomplished what she wanted in life – to love, be loved, and to have a family of her own. Diane had many accomplishments in her life, but nothing was as important or rewarding to her as her family. Diane was blessed with three children of her own and excelled at supporting her family and friends and assisting them through the joys and challenges of their lives. Whether that was helping a friend through difficulties, assisting health compromised patients through their treatments, or becoming involved in her children’s school or life events, she made it her mission to enrich and improve the lives of others.
Diane immediately lit up any room she entered and made an impact on so many people. She was a joyful presence with her detailed stories, passion for crafts and animals, creative mindset, and her bubbly personality. She loved her friends and family and filled her home with warmth and kindness.

Diane was predeceased by her daughter Karlean, son Karl, Mother, Father, and Mother in-law. Diane is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Kassie (Matthew), sisters Janet and Cindy (Terry), Stepmother Carolyn, closest cousin Frank, grandchildren Leo and Luna, and many nieces and nephews. We will miss her greatly.

ARRANGEMENTS: Life Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., viewing at 11:00 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10980 142 Street NW, in Edmonton, Alberta. Interment to follow. Service will also be live streamed via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95485422025

In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s name to the Neonatal Intensive Care Program at the Stollery Children’s Hospital would be much appreciated.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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Jana Erickson

Diane taught me how to endure life’s challenges well. Even in her pain, she was always interested in my life. I’m thankful for her friendship.

Leslie Friesen

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Diane. I met Diane and Karl when I
became Karl’s teacher. I got to see Diane’s passion for her kids. She always spoke about about Karl and Kassie with such love, and pride.
I (and my family), were able to experience her welcoming and loving heart. I think about her often and will miss her.
Leslie, Mark, Kaitlyn and Parker Friesen

Jean & Gary Petersen

Since we met Diane in the mid 1990’s, she has been full of energy tending to her family’s needs as far as she was able and always welcoming when we went to visit them. Diane and Paul were very good with food and I remember 7 members of our family being treated to a delicious meal at their home. As well as many talents and skills as a homemaker, she was blessed with exceptional children. Her daughter Kassie took naturally to tending her younger sibling, Karl. Karl was born with many challenges and as he grew, he made a name for himself with our Edmonton Eskimo Football team in the 1990’s. They took a particular liking to Karl at their practices, and even took Karl under their wing and made his day a number of times. We will look forward to the time when we can all meet again.

Andrew Bachelder

Diane taught me what it means to endure with joy. Usually when I saw her she was dealing with severe pain, but she would still smile and laugh and tell stories. Her family was everything to her. Diane was such an inspiration.

Janet Pullan

Diane made me a better person. She taught me to be less judgmental, to be patient, to trust my instincts. Most of all, she taught me unconditional love. I miss you sis. You will be in my heart always.

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