Belan, Diana “Di”

January 24, 1941 ~ October 17, 2020

Di passed away on Saturday, October 17th at her home with her loving family by her side. Di was predeceased by her beloved husband Mike of 63 years. Survived by her sons Mike (Pam), Pat (Donna), Douglas (Cindy), Dennis (Sandy), Tony (Cyndi) and Todd (Liz). Also survived by her sisters Donna, Debbie and brothers Jim and Bud. Predeceased by sisters Doreen, Sue, Kelly and brother Len. Di was a loving and proud grandmother to Mike (Leah), Nikki (Bryan), Kris (Sarah), Breyden (Michelle), Hannah, Cody, Brittney, Kelsey (Joel), Brandy (Derek), Curtis, Brock, Shawna, Jamie, Justine and her cherished great grandchildren Michael, Hailey, Tyler, Nolan, Danton, Dylan, Miller, Levi, Nolan, Myles, Blakelyn and Bobby. Di loved spending time with her family, being on the farm and gardening. Di and Mike had many memorable travels in their motor home going to the east and west coast in Canada and many trips down south. Di had a great sense of humour and wanted everyone to never stop doing the things they enjoyed for any reason! Mike and Di are back together farming and planting their seeds in heaven on their new adventure. Many thanks to Bayshore Nursing, LINH and Dr. Butler .

Funeral Details
Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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  1. We were shocked and extremely saddened to read that my sister passed away in October. I wish someone had called us. We were thinking of her today, so decided to type in her name and low and behold. She always had a special spot in my heart and always will, bye big sis love you forever always looked after me your brother Bud..also saddened to read that big Mike also passed..

  2. My condolences to the Belan Family. I have may fond memories of time spent at your home. Di was always so welcoming to us all! My thoughts are with you.

  3. We are so sorry to learn of Di’s passing. We have many fond memories of Di and Mike at hockey. We will always remember her warm and friendly personality. Deepest sympathies to all the family.

  4. To The Belan Families,
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time, enjoy remembering all your wonderful memories that you have made together through the years.
    Mark, Tracey, Tyson and Hayden Sitzes

  5. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Belan families and to their friends. She was an extraordinary soul with so much love. Worlds loss and Heavens gain
    SINCERELY. Ida ,Nancy, Randy Swartz.

  6. To the Belan families,
    Sending our condolences during this very difficult time. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.
    Take care of each other.
    Sarah, Joe and Trevor Syer

  7. We send our deepest sympathies to the whole Belan family! Our thoughts are with all of you! May you cherish all the wonderful memories made!

  8. Mike, Pam and Belan family – we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this time. We hope you find comfort in your memories and knowing that others care.

  9. So sorry to hear of Di’s passing. She was such a lovely person. I enjoyed many good chats with her either on the sidewalk or at the park. She always talked fondly about her family. Our hearts go out to all of you.

  10. So sorry to hear of Di’s passing. Be comforted by the outpouring of love that is surrounding you.

  11. Our sIncere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole Belan clan. Di was truly the life of any party, wherever she was, This neighbourhood mourns her loss, and she will long be remembered for her love of family and friends and the ability to make anyone share a smile with her stories. Whenever we would meet, she would always have time to share a few laughs together. May God bless you all, as you remember and cherish your happy times together.

  12. Your Mom was a very special lady who always made you feel warm and comfortable around her. So sorry to the family for your loss. Our prayers go out to you all.

  13. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Thoughts and prayers with all of the Belans during this difficult time. Di always had a way to tell a story that would make me laugh.

  14. To all the Belan family,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom . She will be sorely missed by anyone that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Don and Kathy McNally

  15. Our sincerest condolences to all the Belan families. Thinking of all at this most difficult time. Cherish all the fond memories.

  16. Our condolences to all of the Belan family. Di had such a love of her family and they of her. Loved her sense of humour .So many laughs and good stories of times gone by.

  17. I would like to thank my sisters-in-laws for taking care of MY mom especially my wife to the end of moms life . Mom told me when we sat in the front room looking out her window how blessed she was to have such good caregivers thanks to everyone that kicked in Love Tony. (Miss you mom)

  18. To the Belan family sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your family.
    Dan Thomson Neighbours growing up.

  19. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Di’s tenacious resilience, reliability, loyalty and laughter will be sorely missed by so many. The loving care she received from her family in her final weeks speaks volumes of the matriarchal place she had in everyone’s hearts. God Bless.

  20. Our deepest condolences to all the Belan families on the passing of Di. We have great memories of the Belan’s living around the corner from them on the farm. All of the neighborhood get-togethers over the years were fun times. Di deserves a medal for raising 6 boys. She will be missed by all that knew her, especially her family.
    Donna Moore & Bryan

  21. To all the Belan families. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May happy memories carry
    you through this sorrowful time. Bob and Norma Landon

  22. So sorry to hear of Di she was such a sweet lady I can remember all the good times with the twins at the farm and all the Belan family deepest condolences to everyone she’s back with Mike

  23. So sorry to hear the news of Di passing 😢 Hugs and condolences to all the Belan clan! I only have good memories of Di and I know she will be missed by many!

  24. So sorry to hear of Di passing–our thoughts and prayers are with the Belan family at this difficult time.

  25. Todd and Liz so so sad to read this! We are sending our love and deepest sympathizes! Love you both and your beautiful family! Prayers! Love Brian and Wendy and family💔

  26. I remember Di as someone who always had a smile and fun to visit with. I feel sad for the family as there is now a huge hole with her gone. Sending love and prayers.

  27. Our sincerest condolences to all the Belan Family – so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  28. Dear Belan dynasty,
    Di and Mike. Two people but one entity. Two dynamic people who were a joyful gift to us all. Prayers and strength and laughter for you all..

  29. Deepest sympathy to all the Belan families. Di was so very proud of her big family. We are really going to miss Di. Rob and I would often run into them in Sarnia and we would visit with Mike and Di laughing about stories we shared. In Feb. I seen Di in the grocery store and we talked and hugged with tears. Di and Mike are together again and will be watching over you all every day with love. Take care.

  30. To the Entire Belan family. I am so sorry to hear of Di’s passing. She was a great lady whom I always enjoyed chatting with when I saw her. My last visit with her and your Dad was a few years ago while I was volunteering at a bingo in Sarnia. We had a great visit and of course quite a few laughs! Cherish your memories and may you find comfort knowing your Mom and Dad are together again. Their spirit will live on in all of you.

  31. Our deepest sympathy to the Belan family! She was a wonderful lady that took such joy in her family and friends!
    Thinking of those 6 guys I grew up down the road with, remembering some great memories!
    Take care
    Laurie Lightfoot

  32. Omigosh!! I’m sooo sorry to hear both your mom and dad have passed in the same year!!! They were good people, dearly missed. I have very fond memories of mike’s whistling during puzzle making and Di’s hearty laugh! I will always remember them fondly and am very happy I got to share a few steps on our journey together. Condolences to you all!

  33. To the Belan family, so sorry to hear about Di she was one special lady our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time she will be sadly missed!💖

  34. To the Belan boys and their families,
    Thanks for sharing your mom so many years ago. I continue to gather inspiration from the hilarious memories I have and the stories my mom still shares as I raise my own boys. She was an amazing lady so will no doubt leave a huge hole. Sending condolences to all of you and hoping your memories can provide some comfort.

  35. To the Belan family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your dear mother/mother-in-law/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  36. So sorry to hear this. I wondered what all the cars were doing there. Please pass along our condolences to everyone

  37. Our sincere condolences to the Belan family.
    Di was a wonderful lady, happy, humorous and always a story to tell.
    Thinking of you all!

  38. Mike,Pat,Dennis,Doug,Todd,Tony, spouses and families.

    I have many great memories of my Mom,Dad,Paul and I snowmobiling with the Belan family in Northern Michigan. I will always remember all the good times at the Belan household and Di’s breaded pork chops. I always admired Di raising 6 boys.
    Cherish all the special memories.

  39. To the entire family and all the precious little ones; we send our sincerest condolences. Both Mike and Di were very special people and loved by all…they will never be forgotten.

  40. Our condolences to all the Belan families. We are so sorry for your loss. Di was a very special lady.

  41. My condolence, to the whole family, for your loss. All your good memories will give you comfort at this difficult time.

  42. RIP Di. You were a lovely lady. Always had a smile and good story to be told. You will be missed. Sending hugs and love to all. ❤

  43. To all the Belan Families: We are sorry to hear of Di’s passing and extend our sincere condolences for your lose. As you all know, she raised a great family and enjoyed her life as Mom. Take comfort that she is now resting in peace. Bob & Freida

  44. Mike, Pam and the entire Belan family, deepest sympathies to each of you, I know your Mom /grandma held a special spot in each of your heart. (((HUGS))) Deanna (Core) Hillman

  45. To all the Belans .I have so many fun memories of times with Di..when all our kids ran around in that farm house ,we had 9 boys together. Di was always calm and funny regardless of the chaos. To all of you ,my heartfelt condolences.She was quite a girl and I’m sure you’ll all miss her.

  46. To the Belan family we wish to extend our sincere Condolences for your lose. We carry with us many great memories of our times spent with your Mom and Dad during our short time spent in the Inwood area.

  47. To the Belan family. Our deepest sympathy on Di’s passing. She was a lovely person and I know how much she was loved by you all. Our heart and prayers are with you at this sad time . Graeme and Sally and family

  48. . Di was a beautiful sole with a great sense of humour she is going to be sadly by so many people. Our deepest sympathy to the Belan Families.

  49. My condolences to the Belan family.
    The world has lost a wonderful person and mother to many more than her own children.

  50. To the whole Belan family: So sorry to hear of the passing of Di, always such a great fun loving lady. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  51. Deepest sympathy to the Belan families. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  52. It was such a shock to hear of Di’s passing. Enjoyed her visit this summer reminiscing the good old days up north fishing. Di loved her family and will be at peace now with Mike! Love to all her family, Bill and Ev Thomas

  53. So sorry Di’s journey has come to an end…She left so much behind to guide U all along the way. Cherish the Memories.
    Hugs to all of U!

  54. Very sad to hear the news today of Di’s passing. Deepest sympathies to all the Belan family xoxo I always loved her quick wit and humour. May you find comfort in all the memories you have xo Sincerely Don & Penny Phillips

  55. Such a wonderful beautiful lady and a huge loss!! Thinking of the whole Belan family!! So happy Di got to be home with her family to the end!! Our deepest sympathies to each and every one of you💕💕💕

  56. To all the Belan boys and their families: Please accept our deepest sympathies during this death of Di.& also Mike…we missed both of their deaths…We are sorry. They both will be missed so much in their community and laughing so much with everyone.

  57. To all the Belan Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Di. I remember years ago being at there place and snowmobiling with my dad Elwood McCallum and the Belan Family . Di was such a wonder lady and loved all her family .Di will be missed by so many. Thinking of use all at this difficult time! Love Always Maureen and Ron Bailey and Family xoxo