STEWART, Dianna Judith (née Jacobs)

After a brave battle, Dianna passed away peacefully on June 27, 2021, aged 78 years. Adored wife of Colin. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Irene (dec), Greg and Karen, Scott and Rebecca. Dianna was a cherished ‘Nanny’, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596-610 Deakin Avenue, Mildura Vic 3500View Map

Family and friends of the respectfully invited to attend Dianna’s funeral service at the Chapel of North West Funerals, 596 – 610 Deakin Avenue, Mildura on Friday July 2, 2021 at 3pm. A private cremation will follow.

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  1. Nanny Di – you were an amazing force of life, love, laughter and cheekiness. We will miss your hugs and silliness when we visit Mildura, and your adorable phone calls and letters/cards. I am so sad you never got to meet Josie but glad you got to meet Dom. Thank you for being a beautiful part of our lives. Forever loved xx

    Danielle "Dee" June 30, 2021
  2. Our sincere & heartfelt condolences to My Brother Colin, Nephews, Greg, Scott, Neteesha & Families.
    Also Dianna’s Brothers,Patrick & Daryl Jacobs.
    We were & still are life long friends & family members, all growing up next door to each other in the good old days.
    Your love & togetherness never leaves us, until we meet again on the other side.
    You were,
    “Our Lady Di”
    Love Always, Vicki, Shiv & Families 💐💓💓💓💓💓💓

    Vicki & Shiv. Shanker June 30, 2021
  3. A tribute to a wonderful lady who I have very fond memories of even though Greg and I might have caused you a bit of trouble whilst we were growing up I know that I will miss our phone calls and chats but memories will last forever

    Warren Davies

    Warren Davies June 30, 2021
  4. After such a courageous and brave battle, my last darling sister, “Blondie DI ” – fell victim to her illness and has sadly left us with golden memories . she gave love at every step and got it back twofold.Will miss her incredible chats on the phone, her laughter, her friendship. Our lives have been enriched beyond words having had her in our lives . R.I.P. Sister , Deepest sympathy to Colin,and family .
    Paddy &Judy & family.

    Patrick Jacobs June 30, 2021
  5. A beautiful soul that will be greatly missed.
    Love you Aunty Di. Always have.
    My deepest sympathy to Uncle Colin, Greg and Scott.
    Reunited with Renie.
    RIP Aunty Di

    Cheryl Barlow July 1, 2021
  6. Di might have been small in stature, but she was larger than life. She was loud, she quirky, she had a quick wit and wicked sense of humour. This is what you saw when you first met her, but by really getting to know her, you quickly found out that her heart of gold, her honour and integrity, and her loyalty and love for her family and friends far outweighed any first impressions. Di has been a huge part of my life, I will miss her, but she will be forever in all our hearts.
    Deepest sympathies to Col, Greg, Scott, and their families.
    Craig, Mandy, William, and Lachlan.

    Craig Foley July 1, 2021
  7. A beautiful lady,with a heart of gold💖💖
    You welcomed many in to you home, full of laughter and smiles.
    The fishing and the race to catch the biggest one, the bird watching where , we had so be silent in which was hard when we were kids 😉.
    The weekly phone calls talking about our travels around Australia,
    So many memories will always hold that special place in our hearts.

    Love always and ever
    From your Brother Daryl, Carmel
    Sharlene & Scrooge
    Mark and Jodie family

    Sharlene maple July 1, 2021
  8. Nanni Di – After the interesting times we have lived through over the past year, I was reminded of the people who have had an impact in my life. Both you and Poppy Col were strongly brought to mind. I had hoped to reach out and reconnect and am sorry that I missed the chance to tell you, how much I appreciated your love and support to Jesse, Matthew and Cameron.
    Sincere condolences to Colin and family.

    Maree Fox July 2, 2021
  9. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Aunty Di and my sincere condolences to her family and friends. May Aunty Di be at peace.💚

    Sam Powis July 2, 2021
  10. Di, the world is a better place for having had you in it and the times we spent together are now golden memories. You have enriched and inspired so many lives and we thank you for letting us be a part of your life. RIP . Forever loved Helen and John

    To Col, Scott, Greg, Troy and Nateesha and all your families we send our condolences

    Helen Richter July 2, 2021
  11. My heart is so torn that I cannot be here today………. Nanny Di is………… What can I say, one of the strongest, kindest, put everyone else first kind of ladies I have ever known. Growing up Nan and Pop were like our second mum and dad. Just about every weekend we would be out, with nan and pop. All the years we had for looking for new places to ride our bikes throughout all of Wentworth, the drives to visit family around the Sunraysia area in the little pocket rocket Torana flying down the road with radio so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves, whilst listening the ‘Baby makes the blue jeans talk’, Kasey chambers, Graceland and so much more.
    To the many trips we had from home all up the east coast and all through the south-south eastern suburbs of our Victorian homeplaces for all the various holiday adventures camping, hoteling staying with family, whatever we had going on. If not for nan and pop we would never have got to meet the awesome family members of the Stewarts and beyond, plus a lot of the country we stayed at, just a real opportunity I will forever be grateful for. Even the outings for a fun time and doing what Di-Di did best was helping and volunteering at the places that we would visit like the Perri sand hills or the Areomophola patch fence repairing for the bird clubs.
    Where there was water, you could guarantee di-di would have a rod ready……. if you didn’t have your rod in the water look out!! Be there a long weekend or a school holiday we’d be there with the bells on our rods waiting for our next trip to the river. Some of the best stories I still tell today are from trips like these. Cameron would be tied to a tree with a rope and a leash, we would go finding the biggest tress we could and climb around them, I’d even find a dead turtle to which to my excitement needed to tell everyone about it, Nanny says to me “Don’t you dare go near that with your new boots”!!! what would any kid do? Stomp it right?! Yeah, I stomped it, man what a stink……sorry Nan, that was one hell of a stink, lmao.
    The stories we would tell each night, some stories like, the rockets we were going to build to go to the moon and back from all the household goods available in the house. Stories that Nan would convince us that if she were going to pass, she’d say “I’ll be back as just a head, just to haunt you little buggers”. To full blown theatrics to which Cameron, Matthew and I would do complete acts of something stupid for nan in her back laundry/veranda. Caring for all us grandkids at the drop of a hat, bringing us all together, making sure we were all ok in every situation. The selflessness is beyond measurable.
    The time it would take to tell the full tale would be endless but WOW that’d be a great story to read, it was the best life to have. I can’t thank you enough Nanny and of course Poppy Col for the love, caring we had growing up……. I thank you for the adventures that you brought us along on, each one new and exciting and a bundle of laughs. I would never change any of it for anything.
    I Love you Nan, I love you all here today and those that are attending via stream.
    RIP Nan
    Jesse (Stewart) Fox and family xx

    Jesse (stewart) Fox July 2, 2021
  12. Dear Nanny Di, you will be very much missed. I have the best memories of heading up to Wentworth on holidays going fishing, being on the river, looking at the birds with you and poppy Col.
    You were always happy, smiling and made us kids feel very loved. To poppy Col, Cods wallop, Greg and extended family, thoughts and love are with you all.
    Love from Karl, Bek, Emilee, Jelena, Isla & Levi

    Karl stewart July 2, 2021
  13. Nanny Di, a beautiful, happy, loving, caring person that will be missed.
    I have the best memories spending time with you and Poppy Col up at Wentworth. We always had the best fun fishing, camping, bird watching and chasing storms for photos. The name code wallop for Scotty will always remind me of you.
    Thank you for being such a beautiful person and having such a positive influence on my life. Always happy, always enjoying yourself and of course always laughing and joking..
    To Poppy Col, Scott, Greg and family, thoughts and live are with you.
    Love Karl, Bek, Emilee, Jelena, Isla & Levi Stewart

    Karl Stewart July 2, 2021
  14. dear Colin and family ,We have so many wonderful memories of our times spent with Dianna , Dianna truly was a special lady .Time spent with her left you feeling so good .We always new she would say ”ONE MORE HUG ”as we went to leave after a visit .. Our sincere condolences to my dear brother Colin & Family , IAN &CAROL .

    IAN STEWART July 2, 2021
  15. Our Deepest Sympathy to Colin and the family. Dianna worked in our packing shed for a number of years . She will be sadly missed by many

    Bob and Marj Jolley July 4, 2021