Peacefully at the Hawkesbury General Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer Diane Bedford passed away on Thursday March 8, 2012. Diane was born on Tuesday June 8, 1948, Crediton England. Beloved wife of Nicholas Goursky. Cherished mother of Adam, Matthew and Rebecca (Jarrett) and special mum to Jen Nixon and grandmum to Maya Robb. Dear sister of Heather, Bridget, Janet, Hilary and Andrew and their families, as well as relatives and friends around the globe. Diane particularly wished to stress that smoking kills and she hoped her example would inspire others to quit. Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers who helped Diane along this last rocky road and boundless gratitude to her many friends in the community whose thoughtfulness and consideration helped lighten the load over the months. A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at the Arbor Gallery 36 Home Avenue, Vankleek Hill on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. For those wishing to make a donation in Diane’s memory, you may direct your gifts to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation 704-265 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 9Z9.  For online condolences, donations and tributes please visit  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street Vankleek Hill, ON  613 678-2002.

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