Tuttleman, Diana Gwynne, nee Davies 1933 – 2022 unexpectedly on June 9, 2022 at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario at the age of 89.
Born and raised in Rhyl, Wales, Diana emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1953. There she met the love of her life, Jerry, who would become her husband of 66 years. They spent many happy years in Montreal’s West Island raising their two daughters, Megan and Tracy, and forming life-long friendships. A job transfer for Jerry required a move to Kitchener, Ontario in 1980. They soon discovered the KW Jazz Club and made many close friends who shared in their love of Dixieland Jazz. This club, and those close friends, would become an integral part of their lives right up until Diana’s sudden death.
Diana was a talented artist whose “I can do that” philosophy lead her to create art in multiple mediums including both oil and watercolor painting, silk painting, crewel embroidery and paper collage. Her works can be found in homes and collections throughout North America and Europe.
Diana was an animal lover. Her home was never complete unless it included at least one, and often multiple, much-loved pets, be they dogs, cats, birds or turtles.
Her kindness and generosity touched all who knew her, as well as so many who she never met through her lifelong dedication to charitable giving. If you are so inclined, we know it would bring Diana joy to make a donation in her name to a charity of your choosing.
Diana loved flowers, often making them the subject of her art. Despite a severe bee-sting allergy, in recent years she had become concerned for the welfare of bees and it would be her wish that in lieu of sending flowers, you instead plant one in her memory.
Above all else, Diana was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, her daughters Megan Hayward (Gavin), of Boynton Beach, Florida and Tracy Goris (Ron), of Burlington, Ontario and her grandchildren Tess, Jerremy and Lexie.
Although broken-hearted, her family is comforted by the knowledge that she is now reunited with her parents, brother, many friends and her beloved pets who predeceased her. We picture her sitting at her easel, surrounded by them all, starting work on her next masterpiece.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com. Please visit Diana's obituary notice on Facebook.