Dianne Hepburn June 9, 2024

Dianne Ellen “Lefty” Hepburn – born February 12, 1955, in Southampton, passed away peacefully at home in Wiarton on June 9, 2024, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 19-year battle with her diagnosis. Dianne was the cherished daughter of John and Eleanor Uhrig and beloved sister of Linda Weeks, John Uhrig, Jim Uhrig, and Carol Cairns. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Eleanor Uhrig; her brother-in-law Greg Weeks; her nephew Darryl Weeks; her father-in-law Ellery Hepburn; her mother-in-law Mae Hepburn; and her brothers-in-law Jim Mitchell and Vic Hepburn. A devoted wife, Dianne shared nearly 44 wonderful years of marriage with her loving husband Keith Hepburn. Together, they raised two beautiful children, Alison and Nicholas, who survive her and will miss her dearly. Dianne is also survived by sisters-in-law, Brenda Mitchell (Jim), Karen (Jack McKinnon), Kathy (David Wilson), Gwen (Ernie Farrow), Marilyn (Garth Campbell), Melanie, and Brenda (late Vic); and brothers-in-law Mark Cairns, Brent Hepburn (Wanda) and Vern Hepburn (Diane); and many nieces & nephews. Dianne pursued her education at the University of Toronto and went on to have a meaningful career at Grey-Bruce Regional Health Center, working many years at the Southampton Memorial Hospital. She married Keith on November 14, 1980, and enjoyed many happy years together with family and friends. Dianne had a passion for hobby crafting with her mother-in-law Mae Hepburn until Mae’s passing and was an avid collector of Mr. Peanut memorabilia. A quiet, peaceful, and loving person, she supported her family and loved ones wholeheartedly. Rewarding others for good deeds and jobs well done brought her great joy, as did following Toronto’s professional sports teams on TV. Dianne’s arrangements were completed at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton. Cremation has occurred. Her interment into Edgehill Cemetery, Colpoy’s Village will be in a double urn together with her ever-loving husband Keith. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Donations to the Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

Cremation has occurred. Her interment into Edgehill Cemetery, Colpoy's Village will be in a double urn together with her ever-loving husband Keith.


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    Gary and Marg Tambling says

    To the Families of Dianne Hepburn.
    We are so sorry to hear about Dianne. She will surely be missed by everyone. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time.
    Gary and Marg Tambling

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    Jo-Anne and Beth Henry says

    Condolences to Dianne’s family and friends. Dianne was a kind soul with a big heart.

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    Lynn Tackaberry says

    To all the families of Diane Hepburn:
    Dear Keith, Alison and Nic:
    So sorry for your loss! Diane was indeed a very nice person and will be definitely missed by all
    Take care during these difficult times.
    God Bless

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    Tom and Linda Miller says

    Our deepest condolences to Keith and family. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow and loss.

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    Ardy and Bob Barclay says

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you,Keith, your children Alison and Nick, and extended family members. May you take comfort in knowing that your beloved wife and mother has found her peace.

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    Keri Davies says

    Sending our condolences to the Hepburn family and to Linda, John, Jim, and Carol.

    From cousin Sandra’s daughter, Keri

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    Glenda Jamieson says

    Sending my condolences to your family during this difficult time❤️

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    Jim Schultz says

    Condolences to Keith and the Hepburn family. Both Lynn and I were saddened to hear of the loss of the love of your life. We didn’t have the opportunity to meet Diane but I admired the way you spoke so highly of her, and always with a twinkle in your eye. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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    Howard & Ina Bentley says

    Our deepest condolences, Keith & family. You always spoke so highly of Dianne. I’m sorry we never had the opportunity to meet her. Prayers for you & your son & daughter.

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    Allan & Cheryl Porter says

    Kieth, Cheryl and I are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We have no words to lessen your loss but want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will wait a while but will be in contact. Our condolences to you and your family.

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    John K L Keeshig says

    Keith, my buddy, my friend; When the Creator first lowered us down to walk upon our mother; No one knows short or long our walk will be; Listening to you talk about Dianne, I know she walked well. The my culture, we have no word for “Good-bye” ; because the creator, never gave us such a word; instead he gave us the promise “Baa-maa-pii gi-waa-ba-min mina-waa” (Later I will see you again) take care my friend….

    Johnny and Chas

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    Rick Schultz says

    Dear Keith and family,
    Donna and I were so sorry to learn about Diane’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

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    Murray Adams says

    To all Dianne family, she was a great caring ❤ felt person,we where part of the family, as referred to in our working at southampton hospital,and then when she was with the new owensound regional hospital,
    Forever at peace now,our condolences 🙏

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    Brenda Rouse says

    Keith and family:
    My sincere condolences. Cherish your memories
    Brenda Rouse

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    Joan and Steven Weir says

    So sorry for your loss. Steve and I will keep you in our prayers.

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    Dianne Dickson says

    To Keith and family.
    I was so sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a great support to you , as you were to her. Cherish your memories.
    May the love and support of family and friends help get you through these difficult times.

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

    Dianne Dickson

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    Larry and Jill Urbshott says

    Dear Keith, Alison and Nic,
    We are so sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to you and all the family.

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    Mary Lynn and Don Standen says

    Dear Keith and Family:
    There are just no words to express our sadness for the loss of your dear, kind and sweet Dianne. She was truly a one of a kind woman, loved and admired by all who knew her. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Fly high, Dianne!
    Sincerely, Mary Lynn and Don Standen

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    Mary Lou Murrell says

    To- Keith and family
    So sorry to hear of Dianes passing. She was such a lovely lady.

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    Russ Usher says

    Sorry to hear this Keith, I didn’t know Dianne, but I know you and I know you are good people. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Bonnie and Russ Usher.

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    Sally Gibson says

    Dear Keith and family… my sincere sympathy to each of you and treasure the memories and hold them close to your heart for the days ahead when you need a hug 🥰

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    Janice Cole says

    Dear Keith & Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing. She was a friend & colleague when we worked at GBHS.
    Dianne was a great support and very dedicated to her job.
    Sending deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Sincerely, Janice Cole

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    Barb Wallace says

    Heartfelt sympathy to you Keith and family. Dianne and myself shared many good moments the few years I helped care for her. She was a gentle soul who loved her family, and the wonder of nature. Dianne fought her illness with such strength and determination daily and was a “wonder” to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her.

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    Marg Slater says

    Dear Keith & Family. So sorry to hear of Dianne`s passing. She was a fighter & fought hard. She was a caring and fair Manager. I always enjoyed working for her. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Keep your memories close they will help you through the days ahead. Don & Marg Slater

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    Shirley Eccles says

    Hi Keith and family! Very sorry about Dianne but she has sure put up a good fight. I always thought a great deal of my younger cousin and the times our families got together were very special. take care! Larry and Shirley

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    Stan Hoath says

    Keith And Family. Sincere Sympathy In The Passing Of Your Loved One Dianne. Cherish All The Memories Stan And Ruth And Family.

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    Bill Walker says

    Dear Keith and family,
    May if give you comfort knowing that the suffering after a very valiant battle has ended and that Dianne is at peace.
    Hoping fond memories gives you strength and that it helps to know friends are thinking of you.
    With Condolence,
    Bill and Michaela Walker

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    Rachel Smeijers says

    Keith and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

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    Ted & Dorothy Ladd says

    Our condolences to all the family.

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    Lily P says

    Sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Sending you lots of love, strength and as many doggy memes as you need during this time.
    Take care of your family and yourself.

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    Jeff & Penny Klages says

    With Sincere Sympathy Keith and the Hepburn Family, so truly Sorry & Sincerely thinking of you

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    Heather Craig says

    Deepest sympathy to Dianne’s and Keith’s families at this very sad time.

    From Willie, Heather,Graham and Jayne Craig. Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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    Darrell, Margie & Family says

    Deepest sympathies Keith to you and your family at this very sad time.

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    Pat Hepburn says

    Dear Keith and Family

    So sorry for your Loss . My Prayers are with you at this sad time.

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    Ray and Marj Marklevitz says

    Dear Keith and Family.
    Please accept or sincere condolence at this very sad time of Dianne’s passing. Our prayers are with you.
    Marj and Ray.

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    Ray and Marj Marklevitz says

    Dear Keith and Family.
    Please accept our sincere condolence at this very sad time of Dianne’s passing. Our prayers are with you.
    Marj and Ray.

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    Garry Schultz says

    Keith & Family
    Saddened to hear of your loss
    Please know my thoughts are with you.

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    doug daws says

    We would like to offer condolences to Keith and all the Hepburn family on Diane’s passing.
    From Connie and Doug Daws.

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    Larry Sutter says

    Condolences to Keith family & to Diannes family
    Larry & Cheryl Sutter

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    Dennis and Gwen says

    Kieth and family
    Sending our condolences

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    Doug & Debbie Wilson says

    Our condolences to Keith and family, and also to the Hepburn family at this sad time.

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    Kandy Johnston says

    Keith, Allison and Nick. Our sincerest condolences. Dianne was a warm , kind and caring woman. She will surely be missed by you and your children. Treasure your memories! ❤️

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    Rob Martin says

    Thoughts and prayers for this Beautful mother and wonderful family.

    Love Robert and Hannah


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    Marybelle Campbell says

    My deepest condolences to Keith and family at this difficult time ❤

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    Susan (Paton) McCartney says

    So sorry for your loss Keith. Thinking of you and your family.

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    Susan McCartney says

    So sorry to learn of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts. 💔 Susan Paton McCartney

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