05 Feb 1942 - 05 Feb 2020
05 Feb 1942 - 05 Feb 2020
REYNOLDS Diana Jane
Peacefully at home on Sunday 2 February 2020, aged 77.
Dearly loved wife and soul mate of Godfrey.
Beloved Mum of Sam, and Gareth.
Cherished Nana of Ara, Corrigan, Bree, Seamus, Caiden, and Rhiannon.
Adored big sister of Jaccy, and Bob.
Treasured mother-in-law of Matt, and Cheryl.
At rest with her parents Doll and Bert.
Messages to the Reynolds family may be left on Diana’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/diana.
In preference to flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Taranaki which may be made at the service.
A celebration of Diana’s life will be held on her birthday, 5 February 2020 at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth at 2pm, followed by a private cremation.
So very sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Sending our love and thoughts at this sad time...from the Bride familyRachael Bride ( 05 Feb 2020 )
So many memories growing up with family holidays and get togethers. Sam and i in matching dresses. i has some fabulous times with you all as a child and my sincere condolences on your loss. Aunty Di will never be forgotten ❤Karen and Ryan ( 05 Feb 2020 )
We were so sorry to hear the sad news Gareth and send much love to you all at this sad time. We're there with you in spirit.
With respect from your students, fellow Instructors and Head Office team at ICHFNZ.
Now, let me tell you a little bit about my sister Diana, she was the eldest sibling of myself and our younger brother Bob.
Affectionatly known as 'bossy boots' or 'Diana long legs' when she was giving us a hard time!!
When I started school at five, Di was nine years old, mum put her in charge of taking me too and from our school. Then when Bob came along she used to have to mind the two of us as mum was working part-time. Di hated this, and lookout if we didn't do what we were told when she told us to do it!!
Mum and dad had great faith in Diana but little did they know she wasn't always as good as what they thought!! On one occassion our brother had been given a plastic toy pipe and we decided to try and smoke it. Di collected all the cigarettes buts from our dad which we broke up and used the tobacco. As much but as we tried to puff it, it kept going out.....thank goodeness mum never found out.
On another occassion mum lit the coal fire in our bedroom which was up in the attic of an old victorian house. She then left us there to read our comics but we three decided to play cowboys and indians. We rolled up the comics, lit them and was running around the room like Appachie Indians, great fun but we were lucky not to set the house on fire. Bob enjoyed it so much he ran down to tell mum what we were doing, she went ballistic, ran up the stairs with her big wooden spoon, Di being the eldest received the first and biggest whack. I turned on the waterworks and on got off with a couple of mild ones!! Bob went into hiding, but we never tried that game again.
Even though we were children of the 40's mum and dad gave us fantastic Christmas's.
Diana always loved Christmas and one year she suggested we save up to buy mum and dad a Christmas stocking. We contributed a penny each week to the bank 'Diana', by Christmas we had, in today's money about a dollar. With that we went down to the market where we bought a pocket diary, a plastic comb, a tangerine a few nuts and anything else we had money left over for. Di made us feel so proud of ourselves when we put the goodies in a pair of dad's old socks for Santa to deliver.
Mum and dad were both very proud of Diana, at eleven she passed the eleven plus and went to grammer school. When we moved to Wales she continued her education and always did extremely well.
Later when I met my future husband Allan, and met one of his cousins, Godfrey, I thought, "oh he looks okay" and better still he was taller than Di. We wangled it so they would meet and the next thing they were dating. They married in the sixties so it would have been 55 years this month.
About 25yrs ago Di and I went for a trip together back to England where we met up with Bob in Sandringham and for a few days the 3 Truvey kids went down memory lane to all our old holiday haunts.
Well my love, goodby and I know you are safe in the arms of mum and dad, we love you lots, Jaccy, Allan and family. XXXXXX
To Godfrey and family.
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Diana,,our prayers and thoughts to you and the family..
Diana will be missed at our Rallies.
Peace be with you.
Regards Peter and Pat Clark.
To Godfrey and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of working with Di at TSB Fitzroy all those years ago, aka "work mum".
She will be sadly missed, Emma xx