Marie Dianne Thornley (née Savoie) passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2023, at the age of 76 after a short battle with cancer. Fred, her husband of 43 years, predeceased her 12 years to the day. She is survived by her daughters, Kristine (Doug) and Michelle (Glyn), and 4 grandchildren: Natasha, Rod, Max, and Zack. She was a dear sister to Cora and Albert. She leaves behind many friends in Oshawa, at the Oshawa Senior Centre, and in Largo, Florida.  Dianne was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, on November 23, 1946, to Phoebe and Arthur Savoie. The family moved to Oshawa when she was young, where she lived the rest of her life (except for winters in Largo for the past 20 years). She graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as a physiotherapist at Oshawa General Hospital (now Lakeridge Health) for over 30 years. She was active her entire life—she played volleyball for UofT and was still playing on a seniors’ team until last year.  Instead of a funeral—and to avoid her friends having to come home from Florida—Diane has requested that a memorial service be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dianne’s name to Lakeridge Health Foundation; Cancer Care and raising a toast to her memory.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Jan 10, 2023

    Lorraine Steele
    I can’t tell you how very sorry I am for your loss Kristine and Michelle, I was just talking to your mom before Christmas.  My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this very difficult time.  God Bless you both
  • Jan 11, 2023

    Peter and Susan Paton
    Our condolences on the loss of your Mom.
    We have fond memories of time spent with your parents over all of our Kinsmen years.
  • Jan 11, 2023

    Cathie Griffin
    So incredibly sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all
  • Jan 11, 2023

    Jeff and Candy Griffiths
    We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.  We have fun memories of Dianne from Teakwood.  She was always so vibrant and up for a good time. I'm know she will be missed by all of her friends there.
  • Jan 12, 2023

    Judy & Doug Carroll
    Dearest Kristine & Michelle 
    We were so sad to hear that Dianne had passed away. Sending our deepest condolences to you & your families.  We have been reminiscing about all the fun we had with your Mom & Dad & laughed out loud over all of the crazy shenanigans our families experienced.  Hugs & much love to you both. 
  • Jan 12, 2023

    Frank & Lynda Vanderzwet
    Dear Kristine & Michelle
    We are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing.  We have so many great memories of lots of laughter with your Mom in Florida, whether it was playing cards, dresssing up for halloweeen or line dancing.  And who  can forget the crazy times with lots of laughter at the Kinsmen conventions with her and your Dad. She will be greatly missed by her Teakwood friends as well.  Cherish all the wonderful memories of a life well lived.  We will be thinking of you and your families during this sad time.  Our sincere condolences.
    Love Frank and Lynda
  • Jan 15, 2023

    Maria Upton
    Kristine and Michelle, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom, Diane.  My prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.  Jack and I spent many happy times with your Mom and Dad at various Kinsmen activities and our annual Grey Cup get-together - great memories!  Take care, Blessings!  
  • Jan 15, 2023

    Marlene Lehman
    Dear Kristine and  Michelle,
    Sorry to hear of your moms passing.
    Thinking of you both at this time.
    Blessings Allan , Marlene and family

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