The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday 14th September at GreenAcres Chiltern
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. Please note the dress code is to wear comfortable and colourful clothing, something Diana would have wanted. Following the service, you are invited to join us for a reception at the same venue in the Gathering Hall. It would help us enormously with catering if you could click the RSVP link below.
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
Here are details of how to access the webcast of the funeral service live:
WEBCAST LOGIN DETAILS:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Click on the green button Proceed to log in
- Enter your username and password which are as follows:
- Username: riva9972
- Password: 641664
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
Tips and troubleshooting
We recommend you try logging in to the webcast so you can test that you are able to see and hear it – make sure your speakers are turned on and up.
If when viewing a Live Webcast you can no longer see the video, it’s possible that connection to the crematorium has been lost. Please wait, and this should be restored as quickly as possible.
Any further problems please click here or call the Obitus team on 03333 447 440.
HOW TO GET THERE
FUNERAL SERVICE & RECEPTION
Approaching the park from the M40 – exit at junction 2 and take the A355 (signposted to Beaconsfield). At the first roundabout take the second exit, the A40 (signposted to Gerrards Cross) and continue along it for approximately 0.5 miles. After passing the speed camera, turn left into Potkiln Lane (signposted to Jordans). The entrance to the Park is on the left hand side of the road after approximately 400 yards.
If you are travelling by train – the nearest railway station on Chiltern Rail is Seer Green & Jordans, from where a five minute taxi ride will bring you to the park. More frequent trains stop at either Gerrards Cross or Beaconsfield stations, although both are a few miles away.
WHERE TO GO: Drive along the road until you reach a car park in front of the reception office. From there, follow the signs to walk to the Gathering Hall. The service will take place in the Woodland Hall immediately in front of the Gathering Hall. The reception will take place in the Gathering Hall afterwards.
LOCAL TAXI FIRM: If you need help with transportation, we recommend Chalfont Taxis on 01494 875 522.
I met Diana on my first morning at KPMG when she rescued me from feelings of inadequacy and whisked me off for lunch. Straightaway, I knew I had found the right job. There followed eleven years of firm friendship and happy times – Diana and Richard turned out to be the coolest couple I knew! Over many canteen lunches, walks across Blackfriars Bridge and of course hundreds of glasses of wine, we put the world to rights, or more accurately, laughed our socks off. I loved the apparent contradictions in Diana’s character: deeply serious and reflective, she had a joyous and irreverent sense of humour. She was superbly professional and committed to work, yet was anti-establishment to the core. Kindness and compassion personified, she could spot a ‘fraud’ at twenty feet and hated spin or posturing. Above all, Diana had more integrity than anyone I have ever known – she even decided to be a conscientious objector at our paintballing team bonding event! I am more sorry than Diana would ever have realised that there will be no shared retirement; no more theatre trips, walks, discussions about books or the latest despicable politician. It is very hard to say goodbye Diana, but thank you for so many years of friendship, support and downright good conversation. I will miss you so very much.
Diana – At our book club meeting on Tuesday we shared memories of you and gave thanks for your friendship.
A special memory for me was when you surprised me with a 60th birthday celebration at the book club meeting you hosted having remembered that my birthday is the same as Sophie’s. Typical of your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. Rest in peace we remember you with such love and gratitude.
Diana – In loving memory of many happy book group days together, especially our outings and trips away – here outside Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne for our Dylan Thomas Book Group 25th anniversary trip. What fun we all had together. Sadly neither you nor Sue will be there for our 30th anniversary but I’m sure you will be there in spirit and we will raise a glass to you and hold you in our hearts. With much love, Vicki xx
You were such a lovely walking companion: always interested, always enthusiastic, with the very best sort of humour. You will never be forgotten, dear Diana.
Diana had such a wonderful take on life and was so kind and thoughtful – I am very sad to lose her so early. I remember when staying in Wales with our walking group, we went for a swim at sunset at a beautiful deserted beach – she remarked how sublime it was there and how heavenly the place and the peacefulness of the swim was – mirroring my own feelings. Though I didn’t know Diana well, I felt she was a kind of kindred spirit. She had a great and intelligent sense of humour and integrity. I will miss our friendship and I am grateful to have known her. With love to her family – Georgina
Diana, I’ll be forever grateful for your friendship, kindness, humour and wise counsel during our time together at KPMG and in the years that followed. Thank you for the whispered asides and shared jokes that relieved the tedium of a job for which I was patently unsuited; for being the voice of sanity during a period when my life was nothing short of chaotic; for recommending great books that I might otherwise never have read; for being so supportive when my marriage hit the buffers; for your fabulous hospitality; and for indulging my love of unremittingly miserable plays on those all-too-rare visits to the theatre in recent years. “And wept when it was all done, for being done too soon.”
I knew Diana in our KPMG days and remember that whenever a ‘challenge’ or something unexpected arose (which was quite often) she was usually the first to say “What can I do to help?” and she could be relied upon. Calm and purposeful, she was greatly valued and trusted by her colleagues. One them wrote to me yesterday and said they would remember “her quiet sense of humour which often spilled over into a giggle which slightly contradicted the serious professional she was.” I cannot better that.
Diana and I worked to together in Prudential where she provided, through her consultancy, redundancy and other counselling services for staff. She was without doubt the best – sensitive, caring and practical – practitioner in this area that I knew. We then lost touch, both having changed employer, but met again by chance on a pavement in Covent Garden and kept close contact thereafter. We finished paid work at about the same time, and soon after she arranged walks and other trips to places of interest in and around London, which I and others attended with great enthusiasm. She did this to help all of us, to create a sense of community and to have a bit of fun!
She was a fabulous friend, always ready to help, who will be very much missed.
One of the memories I have of Diana is of how much care she put into choosing her Christmas tree. We had a Christmas Tree sale at the school our children went to. Diana would check just about every tree to make sure she got one that was worthy of being put up in her home!
We remember Diana with great love and affection today, treasuring the memories of happy times and legendary hospitality and kindness to us once our families were joined together. We recall many fun times – an engagement ceilidh in Scotland and a house party at our home in Devon. Only Diana could insist on swimming in the sea before boarding the train home! She was a wonderful person and will be fondly remembered by us all. Sending love to all the family. Karen and Peter Hales.
I worked with Diana during her time with Wickland Westcott. I remember kindness, insight, competence and poise. And I would trust her to the moon and back.
A lovely, lovely lady. I worked with Diana at KPMG. She was all that you would want in a colleague and more. A pleasure to work and collaborate with; 110% reliable and trustworthy. She would never let you down. But aside from her technical capability, she was a truly warm, genuine and decent human being with a real sense of fairness and a wonderful/subtle sense of humour.
I always enjoyed Diana’s company. In a room full of people I would seek her out for either a serious, ‘intelligent’ conversation or a bit of light-hearted fun. She could do both, and very well.
Like all of us, I will miss her. I hadn’t seen her for several years but always considered her to be a real and valued friend.
With happy memories that started with a school activity weekend in Wales ,riding and canoeing. We spent many happy hours listening to Elton John and the Beach Boys in her bedroom eating her legendary banana loaf. Diana then joined my family for a camping holiday in Spain at 17 and again at 18 with some boy friends. Although our lives went in different directions, we have always kept in touch. More recently enjoying each other’s 60th birthday celebrations. So sad I won’t be able to share our 70th ones. My love and thoughts to Richard and Sophie.
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