In Loving Memory of
Diane Rachel Marie Kraft (nee. Charette)
May 9, 1944 - April 30, 2021
On Friday, April 30, 2021,
Diane Rachel Marie Kraft (nee Charette), aged 76,
passed away very peacefully surrounded by love.
Diane will be forever missed by her loving and devoted husband, Hans Kraft, her daughters
Andree Berko (C Pittman), Cindy Nyilas (J Clark) and her stepsons Bob Kraft, Cory Kraft (Sue) and her adored grand-daughters Lindsey and Krista Kraft.
She will also be forever remembered by her siblings Marie-Claire Bruneau (Gary), Monique Berger (Chuck), the late Raymond Charette (he so missed!) (Claudette) Carmen Adam (Charlie), Michele Stephen (Alistair), Carole Labelle (Maurice), and her many nieces and nephews.
Diane was pre-deceased by her parents Rachel and Romeo Charette, her brother Raymond Charette and Andree and Cindy’s father Tibor Nyilas.
Diane was an incredibly bright and inquisitive student, graduating from Teacher’s College at the age of 18. She brought that light forward and touched the lives of so many students over the course of her extended career. Her impact on them earned her the honorary Mom title from many.
Her teaching career continued to flourish and after earning her Bachelor of Art degree from Laurentian University at the age of 40, she transitioned from working with children with special needs to working for the Ministry of Education, travelling throughout Northern Ontario where she was able to advocate for their needs more fully. She retired in 1998 leaving behind a teaching legacy that is still highly spoken of today.
She built her dream life with Hans marrying him in 1999. Married for almost 22 years, they created a life founded on love, laughter, fishing, and good card games. In 2008, Hans and Diane moved into their dream home that they built together on the shores of Lake Manitou where she could absorb all the natural beauty around her. She was so happy! As her health declined over the past 5 years, she was lovingly and unwaveringly cared for by her loving husband, Hans in the home they created together.
A very small service will be held at the Island Funeral Home.
Due to Covid restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, where Diane can be more appropriately celebrated in the grand style that she deserves and would have loved.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL DONATIONS TO THE MINDEMOYA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane Rachel Marie (Charette) Kraft, please visit our floral store.
Mindemoya Hosptial Aux.
PO Box 284 Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0,
please make cheque payable to charity & include name of the deceased