February 9, 1926 – August 21, 2012
Surrounded by her family, Diana passed peacefully at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, B.C. She was predeceased by five sisters, Joan, Molly, Joyce, Evelyn, Anne, husband Bob Elkins and partner Dr. Roger Hicks. She is survived by her son David Elkins (Leslie), two daughters, Dawne Kay of Ottawa, Ontario and Robin Elkins (Rob Babiuk) of Grand Forks, BC, her brother Bob Whiting of Vernon, BC, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, in particular her niece Samantha McGowan of Terrace.
Diana, a granddaughter of the Duck family who pioneered the Kamloops area in the late nineteenth century, was proud to call Terrace home since her arrival from Prince Rupert in 1949. She raised her three children, managed Terrace’s first medical clinic, and enjoyed many years working at the Terrace Airport for TransProvincial Airlines and Okanagan Helicopters. Those who met the very social Diana were always charmed by her vibrancy, generosity and upbeat nature. She will be greatly missed by her family and good friends.
Donations in Diana’s memory can be made to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation, 4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 2W7. To honour Diana’s wishes, no service will be held.