It is with great sadness to announce the departure of Diana Juliana Warner on September 21, 2023, at age 61. She is the loving daughter to Kathleen Beatrice and Elick Nathniel Warner. Diana was the loving and devoted mother of Imara Williams and Shakir Warner Williams and the wife of Lambert Williams. She was the loving sister and friend to Cheryl Warner Waterman, Aunt to Sonia King, Emeka King, Kofi Debra Carmichael, Makeda Jamilya Waterman, Amir Waterman, Yohanna Waterman, Harriet , Elsa, Angela, Yvette, Oriella, Anthony, Stephen Gooding Als/Gooding; Fredrick Dottin and many nieces and nephews in Barbados. She is the niece of Daphne King, Yvonne Tull and Harold Searles. Cousin to Beulah King, Barbara Spooner, Tommy King and Stanley, Sueanne and Sandy King. She is the godmother to Aisha Delpeche, after developing a deep, loving, lasting friendship with her mother, the former Cedel Delpeche and her living brother Bernard Delpeche.
Diana immigrated to Montreal Canada in 1972 at age 9 after attending Goodland Primary School in Barbados. After coming to Canada, she attended Keith Elementary School in Lasalle, Quebec. She graduated from Centennial High School in the South Shore, after moving to Brossard, Quebec. She worked for many years at Utex in Montreal, until closure. Diana continued to be a dutiful housewife to Lambert Williams while raising her sons in Lasalle, Montreal, Quebec where she lived until her passing onto join her ancestors.
Diana was a woman of overwhelming love and kindness. She loved her sons and husband with all her heart and put a lot of thought, love and care into making sure they had everything they needed, were well taken care of and got to live happy lives. She loved her family near and far, whom she always found a way to stay connected with and get involved in their lives to enrich them. She loved her friends of which she had too many to count. Diana could go anywhere in Montreal and bump into a friend that she would happily take the time to catch up with. She loved her neighbors, with whom she would sometimes spend hours talking with, sometimes giving great advice and helping them when they were in need. Even the strangers she would meet living her everyday life would know her kindness. Whether it was the cashier at a grocery store, a fellow passenger on a plane or bus or a person standing in line with her, Diana had a natural gift to connect with other people, to brighten their lives for a brief moment with a delightful conversation and then sincerely wish them a nice day.
And so, we the family invite everyone who is reading this to take up the torch that Diana left behind. Donate to one of your local charities, maybe one that’s cause hits very close to home for your family, friends or loved ones. Find ways to enrich the lives of your loved ones and connect to those around you. Through these kind acts, Diana’s kind soul will continue to live on in all of us and she will continue to be with us always.
To close, we would like to share this poem.
A Limb Has Fallen From The Family Tree.
I Keep Hearing A Voice That Says “Grieve Not For Me”
Remember The Best Times. The Laughter, The Song.
The Good Life I Lived While I Was Strong
Continue My Heritage. I’m Counting On You.
Keep Smiling And Surely The Sun Will Shine Through.
My Mind Is At Ease. My Soul Is At Rest.
Remembering All How I Truly Was Blessed.
Continue Traditions, No Matter How Small.
Go On With Your life. Don’t Worry About Falls.
I Miss You Dearly, So Keep Up Your Chin.
Until The Day Comes We’re Together Again.
The family will receive condolences at the Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 Saint-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9-11 a.m. A service will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by the burial at 1 p.m. Rideau Memorial Gardens 4239 Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc. Family will welcome you for a reception at Voluntas following the burial.
Funeral arrangements entrusted by Voluntas (voluntas.ca, 514-695-7979).