Obituary of Diane Marguerite BOSMA (nee Walton)
September 3, 1932 - Calgary, Alberta
July 23, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta
Diane Bosma, beloved wife of the late Turnis Bosma, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the age of 88 years.
Diane will be sadly missed by family and friends. She was a fighter, fiercely independent and determined despite all the health challenges she faced and will be remembered as being a kind, thoughtful, loving, and caring person. She always put others ahead of herself and was always wanting to help people where she could.
She joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1951 and was stationed in Calgary, AB. and later became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Diane married Turnis in March 1953 who also was in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Diane enjoyed basketball while attending school and was the captain of her team. She loved family get togethers and had a love for animals especially dogs. Diane’s most memorable vacation was when she visited Bermuda in the early eighties. She was in love with the island’s beauty, charm, and warm weather. It was a real treat for her to vacation away from Calgary’s cold weather.
Diane is survived by her two children, son Terry (Crisanta) Bosma, and daughter Cindy Bosma; six grandchildren, Jason, Nicholas (Laura), Falon and Lukas Bosma; Tara and Sean Roche; and four great-grandchildren, Bennett Bosma, Cael, Chloe, and Nathan Roche. Diane is also survived by her sister Lorraine (Sid) Mason, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Turnis, and brother James Walton.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Diane Bosma, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.