Monteiro-It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of one of the Toronto Blue Jays biggest fans on January 10, 2016. Dianne Monteiro (nee Swartz) was born on August 21, 1951 in Watford, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents, Albert and Polly and father-in-law, Manuel. Dianne married her sweetheart, Manuel Monteiro, in 1971 and a few years later moved to Corunna, Ontario with one child in tow and another on the way. Dianne was a homebody by nature. For her, home was the best place on earth. Close seconds were the casino, Bingo Country, and the Sky Dome. She only ever took one trip that required air travel as Dianne preferred to live with her feet firmly planted on the ground at all times. She loved detective novels, interior decorating, baseball, gambling and Mick Jagger. But even more, she loved her family. The biggest place in her heart was taken up by her grandchildren, who she loved almost as much as she hated the Yankees. Vanessa, Xavier, Keeley, and Easton are the true loves of her life. The saddest thing of all is that they have lost their Nana. She taught us all the meaning of unconditional love, of struggle and sacrifice, of courage and hope. Along with her grandchildren, she leaves behind her husband, Manuel; her children, Aletha, Mark (Morgan), and Adam (Ashley); brother Ron Swartz, sisters Merry Howlett (Derrick) and Judy Allen (Randy), and mother-in-law Jacinta. Several in-laws, nieces, and nephews also survive. She also leaves behind the best of best friends, Sandi Stewart and Janet Matheison. No one could make her laugh the way these two wonderful women could. Truly, a gaping hole has been left in all our lives. She left us way too soon. Thanks so much, Mom, for being you. In the sweet words of one her grandkids, “that Nana, she was a special one”. Friends will be received at Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday January 12, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Dan Vere celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Charity of One’s Choice. Messages and condolences may be left online @ knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845
Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Kidney Foundation of Canada Heart and Stroke Foundation Charity of One’s Choice
Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from St. Joseph's Church, Corunna