2:00 pm, Saturday, June 20 at Harris Funeral Home



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society, 100-555 Southdale Rd. E., London, ON N6E 1A2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150-633 Colborne St., London, ON N6B 2V3 would be gratefully acknowledged.


50 Years


Diana Smith

Death Notice

Smith, Diana Keith - passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at University Hospital, London, Ontario on Friday, June 12, 2009 in her 82nd year. Pre-deceased by her husband, Ian Russell Smith, (1978). Diana will be greatly missed by her loving and loved children, Gilbert Smith, and his wife, Carole, of Raleigh, North Carolina and Reid Smith of London. Diana was a loving and devoted grandmother to Jessica Florence, Kraemer Olthof, Samantha Olthof, Hobie Orton and Ian Orton. She was also a devoted "mum" to her beloved poodles and will be sadly missed by her faithful companion, Gilby. Diana Keith Brooksbank was born in Thornton and resided in Ladybank, Scotland. Her independent spirit led her to Toronto at the age of 23 where she worked on Bay Street in various stock brokerage firms. Diana also lived in Windsor before eventually making London her home. She resided at 990 Waterloo St. for 40 years. Diana retired in 1992 from the Canadian Red Cross as the Coordinator of the Homemakers. Diana also hosted both students and professors from UWO in her home for the last 30+ years. She was especially interested in other cultures and customs and hosted people from many countries including China, India, Persia, Russia, and Venezuela. Diana was well loved and respected for her strength and independence. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and student borders. The family would like to thank the caring and devoted staff of the 7th floor inpatient neurology department at University Hospital for the concern and compassion they showed both Diana and her family. A memorial service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. PEACEFUL PLACE Somewhere, just along the road We'll find a peaceful place, Beyond the troubles of the world A quiet, breathing space. A place where sunlight warms the air And gentle breezes blow, Where we'll discover joy once more And dreams of long ago. Somewhere, just along the road - It can't be very far, We'll leave the problems of the day And seek the evening star. A quiet place, a breathing space It waits for you and I. And somewhere, just along the road We'll find it, by and by. Iris Hesselden Oh, give me the hills where the wind blows free The old stone walls and the rowan tree, Give me the hills and the call of the wild And the old-fashioned cottage where I lived as a child.