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Born: Mar 20, 1951

Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2022

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diana Mackay. Peacefully, at home, Diana lost her battle with lung cancer on November 21, 2022, at the age of 71. A special thank you to all the people working with CancerCare who helped keep her comfortable at home.
Diana leaves to mourn her husband of nearly 34 years Rod Mackay; her sons John Krainicuik and Jamy Krainicuik (Chauncey Krainicuik); her four cherished grandchildren, Taia, Jackson, Delaney, and Ridleigh; her brothers Gilbert Oram (Teresa) and Ken Oram, and her best friends, Patty, Julie and Betts.
She is predeceased by her grandmother Mary Kowall; her father Gilbert Oram; her mother Mildred Oram (Zubricki) and, her brothers Dale and Cliff Oram.
Diana was born March 20, 1951, in Pembroke Ontario near CFB Petawawa. She spent the first 12 years of her life living on army bases which included Winnipeg, Rivers and CFB Borden. During that time, she went from being an only child to the only sister of five younger brothers. In Borden she excelled at school and was an honour student every year. It was there that Di got into gymnastics, attending many competitions and winning awards. She even competed in Buffalo, New York, her first time crossing the border. Diana also coached gymnastics later on as an adult.
While living in BC in the late 1960s, Diana met and married John Krainicuik and had two sons: John and Jamy. She later met Rod Mackay during her rodeo years and the two were married in 1989 at the Golden Nugget. Diana spent the majority of her working career in retail at places like Hallmark, Laura Secord, and Russell Stover. She finished her working career at Ceridian retiring in 2011.
She enjoyed having her grandkids over for shopping trips and sleepovers and cheering on the Bombers and Jets. Diana also had a passion for animals and loved her pets very much. She seriously fed her dogs better than most people eat! Diana even fostered several pups through the years.
Diana was a rock for so many people, and if you were lucky enough to be close to her, she always had words of wisdom for you as she took on your problems as her own.
Di, Sis, Mom, Gramma, we all were so fortunate to have the time that we did have with you. You truly embody the term selfless, as you always put others ahead of you. You will be missed immensely.
A private Celebration of Life will be held in the near future with family and close friends. Although Diana loved flowers, she loved animals more, so if you choose donations to an animal shelter in lieu of flowers can be made in Diana's honor.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Di was an amazing woman. Who I have the pleasure of meeting through volunteering at Manitoba Pug Rescue. Sending my sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed - Posted by: Rhonda ( Acquaintance from MPR) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Rod and family. - Posted by: Bruce Gibson (Friend, coworker, neighbour n) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • We are so sad to hear of Diana's passing. We have so many fond memories of the Golden Nugget days watching our favorite couple dancing together on the dance floor. I treasure my many Hallmark Christmas decorations sent to me in the mail as a SURPRISE picked by Diana. They are hung on the tree every year and always make me smile. Even though we have lost touch over the years - we have thought of you both often. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you Rod and your family. CINDI CAIN & BARRY - Posted by: Cindi Cain (friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Sending our heartfelt condolences to Rod and family. I remember Diana and our Hallmark days and how fun she was. She was so happy when she met and married Rod and you could just see how much they loved one another. 🙏 Barb & Aron - Posted by: Barb Shapiro (Firmer coworker ) on: Dec 03, 2022

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