Charney, Dianna

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Viewing will be from 1PM-9PM on Monday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and prior to the service. Interment to follow at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Coffee and dainties will be served following the interment at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winkler.

Dianna Katherine Charney (nee Woelke)
1950 - 2019
Dianna Charney, 68, passed away with her daughter by her side, on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB.

Dianna was born in Neepawa, MB on March 1, 1950. She was the daughter of David and Helena (nee Reimer) Woelke. Much of her childhood was spent growing up in Kenora, ON. Dianna held various jobs until health problems forced her to stop working. She was always particularly proud of her time spent as a security guard at a military base in Alberta. She lived in many locations throughout western Canada before eventually settling in Morden, Manitoba in 1980. Dianna struggled with mental health and many physical issues throughout her life. She had a love for music which began in her youth when she would perform with her brother on the radio in Kenora. All throughout her life she enjoyed playing accordion and piano and singing. She particularly enjoyed performing for others, and this continued into her time at Salem Home. She enjoyed playing bingo and participating in group activities. She accepted Jesus as her saviour as a teenager and enjoyed reading the Bible and attending Bible studies at Salem Home. Her favourite portions of Scripture were Psalm34 and the book of Ephesians. 

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy and husband, Kirby Rietze, son, Cory and wife, Sandra Charney, grandchildren, Jena-Leigh, Lucas, Alexis, Samantha and Maxwell Rietze and Anderson Charney and one great grandchild, Jaxon, brothers, Barry (Edna) Woelke, Roy (Fran) Woelke, Larry (Eunice) Woelke and one sister-in-law. She was predeceased by her long-time companion, Henry Derksen, her parents, two brothers and two sisters. 

Funeral service at 2:00 pm. on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Wiebe Funeral Home in Winkler with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Coffee and dainties following the interment at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winkler. Special thanks to the care givers at Salem Home, who always provided outstanding care and loving service. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


#1 Linda Heft 2019-01-04 10:55
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunti Diney. This was our nickname for her as children and will always stay with us. Love Linda Heft (nee Woelke)
#2 PAUL REIMER 2019-01-04 17:38
thoughts toward all of you
#3 Debbie Woelke Eichmann 2019-01-05 08:31
Especially dear to me are my childhood memories of dear Aunty Diane .. her beauty and joy as well as her fun loving antics have stayed with me all these years. Praying for peace and healing for
Cory & Tammy. Love Debbie
#4 Cindy Froese 2019-01-05 10:53
Tammy & family.
I had the pleasure of caring for your Mom, I enjoyed her sense of humor and all the tunes on the piano..
Moms live in a special place in the hearts of their children. That's why mothers will continue to live even after they pass on.. With deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss.
#5 Terry Woelke 2019-01-06 14:01
A Woelke family treasure is memories of Aunty Dianne singing gospel music duets with Uncle Larry at family gatherings. Love and prayers Tammy and Cory and your families. Love Terry
#6 Carol Verge nee Woelke 2019-01-06 15:48
Tammy and Cory & family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. I don't have many remembrances of Auntie Diane, but the ones I do have are precious to me. Rest happily in His arms, Auntie Diane.
#7 Frances Woelke 2019-01-07 00:42
Tammy & Cory: we have many memories of the closeness & good times together we had with your mom.Our thoughts & prayers are with you even though we can't attend the funeral to say good-by to your mom & our dear sister.
#8 Julene 2019-01-07 08:52
My children grew up hearing the childhood stories of Auntie Diane and my father, Larry. Sending our love to you both as you share your own stories Tammy and Cory and to your families as you pay tribute to ypur moms life. Love Julene
#9 Larry & Eunice 2019-01-07 21:23
Tammy and Cory we would love to have been with you as celebrate your mother’s life. We have been sharing our memories of Diane with each other the past few days. Her life was colourful and she survived many traumas. We love the memories of her laughter and singing and trust that she is now at peace. Our love to the two of you and to your families.
Uncle Larry and Auntie Eunice
#10 Dwight Plett 2019-01-08 22:43
I have sweet memories of singing with your mom at our old piano. She taught me a way of playing rolling chords - one of the skills that I still use today. Praying for you Cory and Tammy and your families.

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