It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Diane Robinson's passing. Diane served as the Chief Executive Officer of Parkinson Society BC for nine years. She was a respected mentor to staff, and known to have an excellent sense of humour. The staff and directors of the Society extend sincere condolences to friends and family of Ms. Robinson.
Diane Micheline Robinson (nee Fournier) passed away peacefully on January 23, 2021 at the North Shore Hospice after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Micheline (Yvon), brothers Pierre (Julie), Michel (Helene), Daniel (Sandra), nieces and nephews Amelie, Stephanie, Jolaine, Matthieu, Justine and Simon, and her many friends.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Raymond and Cecile Fournier, Diane chose to make Vancouver her home in the early 70’s. Her professional career included senior management level positions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Symphony and, most recently, as the CEO of the Parkinson Society of BC for 9 years before retiring in 2013. Early in her career she worked in sales, marketing and communications in the tourism industry and was the founder of Vancouver AM Tourist Association.
Diane was always the life and soul of the party and loved to cook and entertain family and friends in her home. Volunteerism and travelling were other passions and she loved the ocean and spending time at the beach. She was a genuine, caring, passionate, courageous, funny, and classy woman with a huge heart and sparkling eyes.
(Source: Dignity Memorial, Obituary, Ms. Diane Micheline Robinson)