Diane Elisabeth Gan (6 Aug 1949 - 19 Jan 2024)

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Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way Eltham SE9 2AZ
Date
6th Feb 2024
Time
3.30pm
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In loving memory of Dr Diane Elisabeth Gan, who passed away peacefully on 19th January 2024, surrounded by family.

Wife, mother, grandma, sister, friend, teacher, diver - her incredible legacy will live on forever in all of us.

In remembrance of our beloved Diane, a celebration of her inspirational life was held on Tuesday 6th February 2024 at North Chapel, Eltham Crematorium.

The recording of the service is available for a further 28 days using the login details below:

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One of Diane's favourite charities, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), have inscribed her name on relief Lifeboat 13-40 "Eric's Legend". If you would like to make a tribute, please support RNLI by clicking the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.

Please also add your thoughts, memories and photos of Diane to this memorial page.

Thank you to everyone who has lit a candle, left a message, uploaded a picture or made a donation to honour Diane's wonderful life.

Damola O. wrote

Diane was more than a Research supervisor. She was a mother in many ways always looking out for me and fighting in my corner. Honestly, the research journey feels much lonelier without you and the meetings won't be the same.

The thought of you not being physically present or walking past your office to realise I can't pop by anymore to get advice or insights hits deep. For close to a decade of knowing you, you were always optimistic and you did your best to instil the same in as many people were around you. Thanks for all you taught me and ways you were there for me, cheering me on, supporting me, and having my back.

I would say God bless you but you are already with him so rest on peacefully Diane.

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Amanda Gan lit a candle
Maria Dodds donated £50 in memory of Diane
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Graham McLachlan donated £40 in memory of Diane

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Nelson Gan wrote

My darling wife, Diane ❤️

For 54 years you’ve been my rock, my companion. I love you so much.
I’m going to miss you forever. Thank you for blessing me with a wonderful family and thank you for all the time you’ve spent with me, for supporting me, for loving me endlessly.

I am going to try and go on with my life the way you would have wanted me to do.

Your loving husband,
Nelson 💖

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Carol & Ferg Dodds lit a candle
Carol & Ferg Dodds donated £40 in memory of Diane
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Simon Boardman donated in memory of Diane

Diane was a true inspiration when I studied with her at then Thames Polytechnic in Woolwich for our HNC, HND and then degree in Computer Science. She always helped encourage us and she was extremely generous with her support to ensure we made the grade on our own merits. Truly sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

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Stuart Winton donated £30 in memory of Diane
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Amanda Gan wrote

My beautiful mum, my inspiration.
You saw the best in all of us.

I am so proud of what you've accomplished and in awe of your achievements. I will always know I have the coolest mum on the planet.

You will live forever in my fond memories of our many dive adventures - waiting patiently for each other to take the perfect photograph; sharing in the joy of seeing a critter for the first time; planning our next trip whilst we say our goodbyes.

I wish we could have ticked more off your bucket list, but take great comfort in knowing we gave it our best shot.

You will always be with me in my heart above and beneath the ocean.🐬

Your loving daughter,
Amanda ❤️

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John Castle donated £20 in memory of Diane
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Nathan Ferreira donated £50 in memory of Diane

Diane was a great dive instructor, friend and mentor who has helped me out on numerous occasions and even took me on my first dive trip abroad to the Red Sea.

I am glad that I've got to know her and will always remember her

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Julie Gray donated £25 in memory of Diane

Sending love to my special friend Amanda and your dad and brothers. Your mum was an inspiration xx

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RNLI have inscribed mum's name on Relief Lifeboat 13-40 'Eric's Legend' - https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate-in-memory/launch-a-memory/erics-legend-updates

RNLI have inscribed mum's name on Relief Lifeboat 13-40 'Eric's Legend' - https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate-in-memory/launch-a-memory/erics-legend-updates

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Robert Gan donated £30 in memory of Diane

Cash donation received.

Rest in peace my friend.
Love Linda, Paul, Christopher, and the Gosling Family.

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Kymberlea Hunter-Thompson wrote

Nelson, my deepest and heartfelt condolences for you, and the beautiful family you shared with Diane. Your fondest love for each other was obvious, a rarity and a treasure beyond earthly measure.
Diane had a smile that lit up a room, it’s not hard to fathom how she set your heart ablaze.
Keep that fire burning in her memory, tend to it in all the days to come, may it be a light for you for all eternity.

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Manos P. donated £30 in memory of Diane

In remembrance of our colleague Diane, an esteemed academic and remarkable individual whose legacy will profoundly influence our research centre and university throughout the 21st century.

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Naomi Harrison wrote

Thinking of you all as you celebrate the wonderful life of Diane. I hold the memories dear of your visit to Australia for Jamie and Amanda’s wedding. We got to meet Diane and Nelson and celebrate their beautiful daughter on her wedding day. Diane was a stunning mother of the bride and I could see who proud she was that day. We have all enjoyed reading of her many accomplishments during her life, which is definitely a lot! She had a sparkle for life that seemed contagious and a modesty that makes me feel humbled. I feel so lucky to have had a small glimpse of Diane’s life, let alone a lifetime that her family has had. As we grieve from afar, I can only imagine how much you are grieving close by. Our thoughts and prays are with you Nelson, Amanda and family as you celebrate and honour the one you love. We feel blessed to have you in our family and want you to know we are by you side as time moves on. Our lives are better for having Diane in it and her memory will continue to have life in the future. With all our love, Naomi, Buzz and the boys xxxx

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AMIT SHARMA wrote

Diane was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. I was lucky to have met her 6 years ago as a disabled part-time student. She helped me and made me feel welcome. She always had time for me and was always very helpful and understanding. I am still in shock as I only saw her a month or so ago and had no inclination she was unwell. God bless her and I hope she is in a better place now. Thank you Diane for everything i will miss you greatly.

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Susanna Gan wrote

So long. Thanks for blessing us with your presence. I will always miss you. You are my idol.

Susan Gan

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