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Diane (Visscher) VanDyk

July 2, 1947 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 70)

VANDYK - Diane (nee Visscher) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the age of 70.  Beloved wife of Leo VanDyk.  Diane is survived by her children Lori Ruessink (Brian) of St. Thomas, Steve VanDyk (Colleen) of Nairn, Kevin VanDyk (Carole) of Brampton and Nicole Fitzgerald (Wade) of St. Thomas.  Loving grandmother of Kelsey, Connor, Trent and Maggie Ruessink, Jordan, Kenzie, Keegan, and Avary VanDyk, Ashleigh, Jaden, Josh, Zachary, Zara, and Emma VanDyk, and Nathan and Lyla Fitzgerald.  Diane is survived by her mother Lisa Visscher.  Missed by siblings Arend Visscher (Joanne), Henry Visscher (Nancy), Mary Anne Cross (Doug), Nick Visscher (Julie) and sibling in laws Bert VanDyk (late Nellie), Helen VanderHeyden (Pete), Tina VanderWetering (late Harry), and Henry VanDyk (Anna Marie). Diane will also be missed by many other in laws, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by father Henry Visscher.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church 320 Elm St, St. Thomas on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital or Compassion Canada would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at

A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Extendicare Port Stanley and Valleyview Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation
189 Elm St, St. Thomas ON N5R 5C4

Compassion Canada
985 Adelaide St. S, London ON N6E 4A3

 Service Information

August 29, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Shawn Jackson Funeral Home
31 Elgin St.
St. Thomas, ON N5R 3L9

Funeral Service
August 30, 2017

1:00 PM
First Christian Reformed Church
320 Elm St,reet
St. Thomas, ON N5R 1J7

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