Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dianne, Joseph and Charlie 24 December 2011 - Manly Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Dianne Ruth Schmidt has died this morning at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
Her courage and enduring spirit was such an inspiration for many of us.
I have been blessed to have known and loved Dianne for over 30 years.
I will miss her.
I will cry.
I will grieve.
But most of all I will celebrate Dianne's life as she always had the most incredible spark and passion for everything she did.
I am a better person for knowing Dianne.
"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance….
For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun….
And what is it to cease breathing,
but to free the breath, from its restless tides,
that it may rise,
and seek God
~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~
Dianne the artist at home in Cromer, Sydney - 20 February 2007
Dianne, Peggy and Joseph - August 2008 Joseph's 2nd birthday.
Dianne in January 2009 at the '80 Exhibition in Sydney.
Dianne and her daughter Talie, Christmas 2009, Sydney.
Dianne and her son-in-law Chris, May 2010, Sydney.
Dianne and I at Collaroy Beach, Sydney - 13 November 2011
Final photo taken of Dianne on her birthday 17th January 2012. She had a very happy day celebrating with her art friends.
"Soar my friend to the skies of love so high above"
Love you always sweet angel. xxxxxxooooooo