Diana Edith McGregor (Butt)R.N.

July 24, 1939 to March 5, 2020


Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2020 at the Leonard A. Miller Centre in St. John’s following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Diana was predeceased by her parents George and Ivernia Butt, and brother George (Emma). Leaving to mourn her sisters, Ivernia, Lucy (Reg), brother Stan, loving husband Malcolm (Greg), sons Robert (Glenda), Bruce and Andrew (Julie), grandchildren Marissa, Benjamin, Ella and Ivy, nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of close friends.

Diana grew up in Woody Point, Bonne Bay and completed her formal education in St. John’s where she graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in 1960.

Diana combined her nursing career with an RCMP marriage and served in numerous locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Diana was among a proud group of RCMP wives to receive the “Second Man” Award in 2013 which recognized the service and dedication of RCMP wives.

Blessed with a natural beauty, grace and elegance and a smile that would light up a room, Diana was a selfless caregiver who always put the needs of others before her own. A beautiful wife, loving mother and friend to all, Diana enjoyed hosting dinner parties and spending time with family and friends at the family cabin in Middle Gull Pond. She enjoyed playing golf, curling and was an avid bridge player.

Diana was loved by those who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Cremation has taken place.

There will be visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday March 9th.

Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daffodil House, Canadian Cancer Society.

To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.



2-4 p.m. on March 9, 2020

7-9 p.m. on March 9, 2020

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11:00am, Tuesday March 10th

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So sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Ike and Bernice Mercer.

Mac and family. We are so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. We offer our condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Tony and Debbie Greene

Mac and Family: it has been 36 years since we last saw you…have never forgotten your kindness and hospitality and especially Diana’s acceptance of a couple of “mainlanders”.Our hearts go out to you.

Mac, just learned of Diana’s passing. Our sincerest condolences.

Bill and Betty Smith
Hammonds Plains, NS

Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Dear Greg and family,, I’m so sadden to hear of Diania passing,,,,,my heart goes out to you,,,,,only found out today and it’s a sad day for me,,,our gatherings will not be the same….stay strong….you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The obit i read for Diana described her perfectly .the family and the world has lost in her passing… A true modern .woman of the the island. Rest in peace Dianna…our deepest sympathy to her family..
Carmel and Tony Ross

Dear Mac.
Long ago and faraway you shared the barracks at Kenna’s Hill with Jim. I knew Diana was a General grad as am I with me leaving by 1060..
Diana sounds like a wonderful person. “The 2nd man” is a laudable achievement which I’m sure came second to her life as a wife and mother..
We moved to several places in Canada with the RCMP. We are now in BC…
Our sympathy to you and the family.
God bless

To you Mac, your sons and their families, my sincere sympathy…. you are each in my thoughts thru this most difficult time. Sincerely, Gloria Stewart

Our condolences to you and your family on Diana’s passing. May your memories help bring you comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed and Sharon Coady

Our sincere condolences to the family
Dominic and Marguerite

Worked with Diana 1992 my first year of work at Escasoni She was a Beautiful well refined Lady,will Always remember her kindness and compassion. Every time I hear music on VOWR I think of her.So sorry for your loss.Wanda Tobin

Our sincere Sympathies to Greg and family in the loss of our friend Diana. Ruth will always remember the wine and strawberry afternoon parties in Harbour Grace.

My sincere Symathy to the Macgregor family . Diana and I loved to have a chat when she visited the bank where I worked.She was a pleasure to see comming in the door .Her smile was so infectious .Have to say Hi to Andrew too maybe he doesnt remember me.She will be missed ………June Bennett

Mac, Robert and other members of Diana’s family;

Please accept our condolences with her passing, I am sure you all have many great memories which you can reflect on during difficult times that may lay ahead. We have only known her for the later years but be assured when you saw her there was always a beautiful smile ready to greet you. May God Bless the entire family!

Sorry for Diana loss she was a classmate of mine at the General

To Stan and Lucy so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing

Mac & family: Sending along my sincere sympathy & condolences to you all at this sad time.
Wishing much strength & pease in the days ahead.
Edith Daniels
Puerto Vallarta

To Mac and family. My sincere sorrow for your loss.
Dave Tough.

My heart aches today for you and family for your loss. Diana was a good friend during our study years in our nursing class of 1960 . She so brightened up a room when she walked in and anyone having a bad day would soon be upbeat. It was a always a pleasure to see her again at class reunions & General Hospital. School of Nsg Alumni dinners over the years . Condolences to all the family . Madeline Belbin-Dionne nee Dawe and Richard. Dionne. Gander

To the McGregor Family ,
We are so sorry to hear of your wife and mother’s passing sadly another member of our Middle Gull Pond Family has passed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

I am saddened to hear of Diana’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Mac and his family. Regretfully, I am unable to attend the funeral as I am out of the province. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Mr. McGregor (ret’d), Bruce, and family.

On behalf of the Commanding Officer and the team at large here in NWT, our sincere thoughts and condolences. We are thinking of you and in particular Bruce (who we are fortunate to have serving with us). We can but hope that cherished memories and support of others at such difficult times can in some small way help. From the Northern RCMP family, we are thinking of you all. Jeff

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my chats with a fellow General Hospital School of Nursing. Alumni. She remembered what the core of nursing is and I’m sure she was a competent, compassionate nurse.
Corinne Humby

Mother. McGregor
Thank you for all your love for the last 25 plus years. I will miss your laughter the most. Your son Bruce and our two children Marissa, Ben Will never ever forget you.
Much love Marty McGregor.

Greg and Boys and extended Family Members, Our condolences on the passing of your lovely wife and Mom. My first introduction to Diana and Greg was many moons ago at the Kelly’s. home with my late husband Rory..Diana did indeed brighten up the room.that evening , leaving me hoping we would meet again. Fond memories indeed, at that party , and many to follow through the years.. And then the pleasure of meeting the McGregor sons in later years. Distance keeps us from visiting with you. Keeping you close in thought as you grieve your loss and celebrate Diana’s life. Hugs

Uncle Greg and family, my heart breaks for you all! Your loss, is also our loss and Aunt Diana will surely be missed! I do not remember much about my childhood, but I do have a very fond memory of Aunt Diana piercing my ears when we came to visit! It was when you were living in Corner Brook. Dad said no, but she knew I wanted them done. Aunt Diana and mom were ok with it, so she did them! It didn’t even hurt! I still wear earrings and always remember her when I put them on! I Love you sweet Aunt Diana. May you RIP!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Aunt Dee was an amazing woman and will be missed. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. xoxo

Mac and families….It’s been many years since I used to check in with you while you and Diana were in Labrador on the the old Single Side Band Radio in the ’60’s but I remember those times very well. I know that you will be going through some difficult times now with Diana’s passing, but remember that a lot of your old friends are praying with you and walking with still after all these years.

Robert, Glenda and Family;
We are very sorry to learn this sad news. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

Greg and family. I am very sadden to hear of Diana’s passing. I well remember my summers at Bonne Bay in the company of Diana. We passed time together, walking and exploring. We also fished off our Grandfathers wharf and I credit Diana with saving my life after I fell into the water. She alerted my uncles, who fished me out. So, I am here because of her and often think of that period in my life.
My condolences to you Greg and family.

Bud Rowe.

Dianne was my friend. I enjoyed her company so much. She was the ultimate hostess. I will never forget her breaking out in song at our dinner parties. She loved her family so much and waited for them before she left on her final journey..}set your sails Dianne….you’re on your way We will miss you. Barb and Mike

Very sad to hear of Diana’s passing. Diana is my friend, Rob’s, mother. Growing up in Pleasantville, St. John’s I remember Diana as being a very sweet, patient lady who trusted me to take her baby boy Andrew, who was around 2 yrs old at the time, for motorcycle rides with just a hockey helmet on. She bandaged me up after I seriously cut myself doing something stupid with no judgement, and to this day when I hear of the kindness of nurses I always remember Rob’s Mom Diana. I know what she means to Rob and her family and she will be dearly missed.