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Diane Dow, 57, passed away on January 31, 2018 at Oliver Lodge after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Diane was born on May 15, 1960 in Battleford’s Union Hospital to Tom and Lorette Tkatchuk. Her sister Deana was born in 1973 and her brother Mark in 1959. She attended highschool at Convent of the Child Jesus and after highschool she moved to Saskatoon and completed her Dental Assisting course. She met Colin Dow in 1981 and they married on March 30, 1984 at Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon after travelling together to Australia and New Zealand. They then moved to Dalmeny, SK and their daughter Kirstie was born on September 12, 1985 and her brother, Mitchell, was born a few years later on April 19, 1988. They moved to Calgary a short while later and Diane often enjoyed working out in her big beautiful garden that she had there. She also enjoyed baking and cooking healthy meals for her family, and loved working out at the gym often. She made many close friends in Calgary and found happiness in enjoying many social activities with them. She placed importance on travelling back to Saskatchewan often to visit her relatives as well as visiting her nephew and niece, Chase and Halle. Diane also completed her Orthodontic Assistant course, and her husband and kids will always be grateful that she taught them to place great emphasis on oral hygiene. She made great memories with her family through travelling on several vacations, and everyone will always remember her beautiful blue eyes and attractive smile. Later in life, Colin and Diane decided to move back to Saskatchewan and renovated a house in Colonsay that also had an amazing garden. At this time Diane began to progress in her Alzheimer’s and Colin became her primary caregiver, who was always very devoted and loving. They next decided to move into Saskatoon, where Diane was placed into Oliver Lodge. The family is thankful that she got to see her first grandchild, Kellen, before she passed. Diane will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends, and we all know she is with us smiling down from above. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in Saskatoon. Thoughts and memories may be sent to cherishedmemories@sasktel.net.

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