In Celebration of

Dianna Zadorozny

December 6, 1929 -  June 21, 2020

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, Dianna Zadorozny, loving wife and auntie/great-auntie to MANY children, passed away at the age of 90 after a difficult struggle during her last months, but a fighter to the end.

Dianna had a passion for painting. She also loved to sew, to garden, to be outdoors in nature, and to cook AND eat! She combined her favorite hobbies to create extraordinary art and a home that was unique and always inviting and that reflected her many talents and DIY spirit. Many of these projects she tackled with her loving husband, Jerry, with whom she shared her love of nature, food, and gardening. Though they had no children of their own, their home and hearts were always open to the huge brood of the Zadorozny clan.

Dianna was able to live an independent life on her own terms in her own home almost to her last days, which was what was most important to her. She was able to achieve that in large part due to her tenacity, determination and unwillingness to give up or give in, and also because of the help and support of her trusted neighbor Eric and his family, for which our family is so grateful.

Dianna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a number of brothers and sisters, and ever so recently by her dear brother and fishing partner, Igor - a double blow to a family already in mourning.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Mount Royal Funeral Complexe,1297 Foret Rd, Outremont, Quebec H2V 2P9 from 12:00 to 2:00, followed by a service in the chapel on site. Dianna will be buried on Monday at 10:00 at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.

As attendance needs to be coordinated due to COVID regulations, if you wish to attend the visitation and/or service, please communicate with Katherine Szabo by email at:

Please do not send flowers. Instead, please either send donations to the Sjögren’s Society of Canada ( or please plant a flower, bush or plant in your own garden or home in memory of Dianna in one of her favorite colors (blue, pink, lilac, purple, white) so that you can look at it and remember her...


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Luba Semeniuk (Sister)

Entered June 25, 2020 from Burlington, Ontario

Dear family and friends,
Today we all share in grieving Dianna’s passing. I have loving and cherished memories of her as my big sister, who would sew and create beautiful dresses for me, and come home with candy to satisfy her little sister’s sweet tooth! She was a woman of many talents, which I greatly admired. May she Rest In Peace,
Luba Semeniuk and family

Dan Semeniuk (Nephew)

Entered June 26, 2020 from Myakka City, FL

I remember sitting outside on Auntie Dianna's deck in the summers, looking over her gardens, and soliciting gardening tips from her to turn my brown thumb green. We shared great times during the construction of her basement into an inviting room where she held many celebrations, including Christmas gatherings with other aunts and uncles in the Zadorozny family.

In the later years, Auntie Dianna's living room was the center of our gatherings; sharing stories and playing with her dog.

More importantly, however, is my thanks to you Auntie Dianna, for taking care of your younger siblings as they were growing up.


Tim McLarnon (Nephew)

Entered June 27, 2020 from London, ON

You were definitely one of my favourite Aunts, both you and Uncle Jerry (RIP) were always so welcoming during our visits. I will always remember playing soccer in the backyard back in the early 70's. I also remember you always fixing me something beside Ukrainian food due to my picky taste. Thank you for everything and say Hi to Uncle Jerry. Our sincerest condolences, Love and deepest sympathies from the entire McLarnon family.

Brenda Abbandonato (Niece)

Entered June 28, 2020 from Fredericton, New Brunswick

Dear Auntie Diana,
I will always remember you as a strong and stoic woman yet all the while gentle and understanding. Both Tony and I have very fond memories of the awesome Ukrainian supper that you made for us after we were engaged 40 years ago! You were definately a woman with many creative talents!!! May you rest in peace and be united with all of your family in heaven.
With Love,
Brenda, Tony, Chris, Holly & Alex Abbandonato

Julie Shah (Niece)

Entered June 28, 2020 from Ottawa

So many fond childhood memories of Auntie Dianna as a fun, outgoing aunt who we loved to visit. We are glad we had the chance to visit briefly before COVID-19 restrictions started. Rest In Peace, Auntie Dianna.

Julie, Amir, Yasmeen, Sophie


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