Dr. Dianne McGibbon

25-Feb-1937 - 05-May-2023

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

MCGIBBON, Dr. Dianne Louise Carolyn (Boyd). February 25th, 1937- May 5th, 2023. It is with great sadness in our hearts we share that Dianne, in her 86th year, after a brief battle with cancer, passed quietly in her sleep surrounded by family on Friday May 5th, 2023. Treasured daughter of the late Melville MacIntyre Boyd and Anne (Farmer) Boyd. Dearly loved sister of the late Gary MacIntyre Boyd. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Don Peter McGibbon. Loving mother of Meredith, Michelle (Kletke), Sandra (McAdams), and Katharine. Dear mother in-law of Scott Kletke, and Jason McAdams, dearly loved grandmother of Elijah, Tristan, Owen, Ryan, and Cassidy. Cherished member of the Cognashene community of Georgian Bay.

Born in Toronto, Dianne spent many years of her childhood in both Ottawa and Port Perry, which she referred to as the “Hills of Home”. Don and Dianne met as students at the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Upon graduating in 1963 she practiced as a highly respected GP Psychotherapist and Educator, specializing in Medical, Family and Marital Therapy, ahead of her time, she was one of the few female medical students at U of T as well as a dedicated champion for women’s issues all her life. Dianne was a wonderful artist with a focus on landscapes using pastel as her medium of choice. She was a remarkable woman who helped so many people; strong, kind, wise, loving, and generous, she strongly believed in the power of community. Her light shines on in our hearts, and in the memories of all who were an indelible part of her incredible journey.

Memorial Service to be held on Saturday June 17th at 2pm, at Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave, Toronto, Ontario. The Family invites you to join them for a reception with light refreshments, following the service in the Church Hall.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the  Alzheimer’s Society of Hamilton Halton alzda.ca, or the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

To View Dianne’s extensive art portfolio please visit her site artofalifetime

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Ted Radlak | 11-Jul-2023

Dianne saved my life from so much chaos, helping me to understand myself and the world around me and ultimately prepared me to navigate the rough seas and years of calm ahead by drawing on the creative source within me. Still enjoy your pastel of Georgian Bay. I hope I didn't wear you out too much. Rest in Peace Dianne.

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Posted by Carolyn Nagerl | 07-Jun-2023

I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. Dianne. I appreciated her wisdom and knowledge guiding me through many difficult years of my life. May you find comfort in the loving memories that you have.

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