Mary Margaret ‘Diane’ Biernaskie
April 17, 1943 – Sept 19, 2014
In Penticton, B.C. on Sept 19, 2014 Diane Bieranskie, M.B. passed away at the Andy Mogg Hospice House after losing her battle with breast cancer at the age of 71. Diane will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Jenifer Brock; ex-husband John Brock and then later David Biernaskie; sister Sharon Yurcich; brother Ron Carpenter; and all of the Carpenter and Brock family members, and her many caring friends. Her younger brother Bob Carpenter passed away in 2011. Born in Perth, Ontario, as one of four children to F/L Key & Areta Carpenter. She married John Brock in 1966. Their daughter Jennifer was born in 1970. In 1973 Diane became one of the first 15 women to join the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police). In 1974 she was awarded the Metal of Bravery by the Governor General of Canada, for her act of heroism in the face of danger. After leaving Ontario and moving to B.C. in 1993, Diane settled into the Osoyoos area and was soon known as a productive REALTOR© with the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. Her entire real estate career between Ontario and B.C. spanned over 28 years. Diane loved animals and rescued many dogs, horses and other ‘critters’. Her whole purpose for living in the country was to help those four legged furry friends who needed her help. And she was happiest when she was with them on her ranch in the Sidley Mountain area. Jennifer and friends want to thank all the staff of the Andy Moog Hospice House for their loving care of Diane in her final days that she spent there. Memorial Service: Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in Osoyoos. Gathering of Remembrance: Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Hall in Bridesville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society for Breast Cancer or the SPCA in Penticton. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com.