Diane Svenkeson

Diane Marie Svenkeson (Pion)

Wednesday, February 15th, 1950 - Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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Diane Marie Svenkeson (Pion) passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2021 at the age of 71. Diane was born in Saskatoon to Laurent and Germaine Pion on Feb. 15, 1950. She was the 2nd of 6 children.

She enjoyed her career as a schoolteacher in Calgary, Saskatoon, Weldon, Kinistino and Birch Hills. She retired in 1999, which allowed her to enjoy many years of traveling, reading, quilting, summers at the lake, and spending time with family.

She leaves behind her husband Gary of 39 years; son Adam (Cindy) Svenkeson and their children Christina, Morgan, Jeslyn; daughter Tara (Geordie) Nelson and their children Cole, Reese, Griffin, Gavin; mother Germaine Pion; siblings Don (Charlotte) Pion, Denis Pion, Marcel Pion, Lynn (Shelley) Pion, and Terrie (David) Kostur along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and close friends.

An interment service will be planned at a later date.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Susan Clarke

Posted at 10:53pm
Adam and Tara and families. I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a nice person. I have happy memories hanging out on the float at the Kinistino parade with her a few years after we graduated. Susan (Unger) and Neil Clarke

Lori Moisan

Posted at 08:51am
I’m very saddened and shocked at the sudden passing of my dear friend. I was so lucky to have her in my life for the time I did we had many laughs sharing stories, she loved to talk ( brag) about her children and grandchildren they could do no wrong in her eyes.
She’d tell of her and Gary’s trips with friends and time at the lake , who was coming and going love every minute of it.
I’ll will miss her dearly. But remembered of fondly. I hope soon for all of us but mostly Gary and family that we’ll be able to think of Diane with more smiles then tears. God bless and help heal your broken hearts. Take care of yourself and each other.
My condolences
Lori Moisan

Bob Thiesen

Posted at 11:49am
I am shocked and saddened to learn of Diane's passing. I hadn't seen Diane since Tara's wedding, and when she made the effort to attend Curtis's memorial I was deeply moved by that simple gesture, but not surprised that she would make the trip to Saskatoon - that was the Diane I knew. She was a wonderful, positive person, taken much too soon. My heart goes out to the family. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Kathy Oar

Posted at 06:18pm
Gary and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Diane was a kind person who we loved to visit with at the lake. Take care. Allan and Kathy Oar

Jeanne d'Arc Gaudet

Posted at 03:00pm
My sincere sympathies to the Svenkeson and Pion family. The St. Denis school memories of Diane will always be of enjoyable ones.

Jeanne d'Arc Gaudet (nee Lepage)

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