Diana May “nee Gilbert” Simmons

Diana May “nee Gilbert” Simmons

14/06/1944 - 04/11/2016

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Babushka Bar, 59 Humffray Street North Ballarat

Sunday, 18 December, 2016 at 03:00 pm

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Diana passed peacefully at home with family, November 4, 2016, and was laid to rest November 14, 2016, at the Ballarat New Cemetery, after a private ceremony. An informal celebration of her life is to be held Sunday December 18, 2016 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Babushka Bar, 59 Humffray Street North, Ballarat. Ph. 5331 8459, for those wishing to share their memories with the family.

Hi Paul. It is with great sadness and shock that I received your email today, on the passing of Diana. I will call you but on behalf of Rosalie & myself, we extend our sincere condolences to you and your entire family. From your loving cousin Gary.

Hi again Paul. Margaret and your auntie Bett also send their sincere condolences to you and your family. Both were also stunned by the passing of Diana.

I was really sorry to hear about the passing of Diana. I had an exhibition with her at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in the mid 2000's and she was a lovely lady and in fact gave me one of her artworks after the exhibition was finished which I still have today.

Deepest Sympathy to Paul,Adam,John Gilbert and Families. Diana was a great Musician and Entertainer. I will never forget her Vocals on Secret Love with The Vibratones at The Civic Hall 60/40 Dancing.BTV6 and many other venues throughout Victoria. She was a Star. RIP Diana May

Although it has been many years, when performing with female vocalists I often have wonderful thoughts of Diana singing her heart out at the Civic hall with the Vibratones during the 1960's. A real powerhouse joining so many other great vocalists there.

My love, my tears wash away any words I have to say. I miss you so terribly. All my love forever, Diana.

Diana, my beautiful sister-in-law, how you are missed. I think of you most days, as I always did. The emails we shared were so special to me that they often took priority over my work/tasks as I couldn’t wait to read them – always giving me a smile and bringing that sense of closeness, despite the distance between us. We laughed, dreamt, danced and shared our hearts as we shared our thoughts together with a carefree flow– this I will not forget. The emails slowly stopped and now are gone, but thoughts of you are still strong. I’m so glad to be able to listen to your songs and view your artworks which provide that living memory of you – a woman of deep feeling and thought, yet a woman of whimsy and fun with an eye for all things beautiful. It’s your smile that lives on with me. xxoo

Please be patient with me my darling, as I seek my own words, but these words have been spoken between us before, and will be a more than appropriate to start the New Year.

VALE Diana Gilbert. Follow the link for twitter page celebrating the visual & musical works of Diana. with love xoxoxo Link: https://twitter.com/ArtistDiana

It was to have been our 26th Anniversary my love. I played my flute for you at our grave overlooking Ballarat and have held you in my heart and the music I played for you. I am doing my best to dance again, but I keep losing the beat. But I am trying, I am trying with the help of friends and professionals, I am trying. I love you so my darling Diana.

16 February, 2017 It is our 26th Wedding Anniversary

I am still trying to dance my love, but I'm afraid you be embarrassed by my uncertain stumblings. Uncertain they may be, but I they are to honour you nonetheless." And a 1. and 2, and a ....."

No words, just my love for you is stronger than ever.

My love, you are my life and breath. I miss watching TV at night while holding hands, doing crosswords before sleep ( I have to look up the answers all the time and I know you would have got the word for me), short or long trips, going to concerts, galleries, cafes - I miss your warm, ready laugh, your quick wittedness. I miss you.

Each day that passes, brings more memories, draws you closer, the loss more keenly felt. I love you Diana, my dearest friend.

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