Dianne Bridget Mills (nee Hanrahan)

April 12, 1964 to January 17, 2022


Joining her dad Charles in heaven as a surprise for his birthday, Dianne Bridget Mills (nee Hanrahan), aged 57.

Dianne will be forever missed by her loving and devoted son Marcus Mills, who was truly her pride and joy.

Also left to cherish their family memories with love and laughter, her mother Alice (Charles deceased) Hanrahan and her two brothers, John and Charlie (Denise).

Dianne loved her family and friends dearly. She cherished her nieces and nephews – Nick (Nancy), Lucas, Amy (Lucas), and Melissa (and their mom Kim); Kate and Will (Martyna); and Charley. She will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues in Newfoundland and Ontario, especially her beloved cousin Susan Murphy in Alberta. Also mourning her loss are her son’s father Jim Mills and their family Doris (Al decreased) and Andrea (Hamish).

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home and the many teams at the Health Science Center for their care and support over these past months.

A celebration of her life is planned for the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dianne’s memory can be made to the SPCA. We all know her cherished pets Daisy and Minnie were also there to welcome her.


      “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

        From Winnie the Pooh



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Alice, I’m so very , very sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing.. But she has suffered so much over the past months, she is now at peace, out of pain, and in God’s care. My heartfelt condolances to you and all of your family..

Alice and family:
So saddened to hear about Diane’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Our condolences to Marus , Alice and family . Dianne is with her Dad now … no more suffering or pain… Rest peaceful my little Brownie friend , heaven now has another angel .

Sincere condolences to you and your family, may God be with you all during this difficult time

So sorry to hear this. I spent time at the Health Sciences with Dianne about 4 years ago. We were in the same room and became buddies. I was hearing from her up until several months ago. Condolences to all her family

I hope you find comfort at this time of loss. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Alice,John & family
Sincere condolences at this difficult time

Marcus, family and friends. I was devastated to learn of your huge loss. I never met Dianne – and I wish I did – but from what I know from Marcus, she was a sweetheart, a fighter and a loving mother, and as such she should be fondly remembered and celebrated. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that I’m thinking of you all the time and you have my full support during this very difficult time.

My sympathies to Marcus and family. I was saddened by the news of Diane’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul and I am so grateful for the pleasure working with Diane for a number of years. She was a wonderful co-worker and always cheerful. I have always appreciated her support and our side conversations were always enlightening. May you rest in peace friend.

Marcus, we are so very sorry for your loss. Even though we haven’t seen you for a few years, your Nanny Mills has always provided us with updates of your successes and I can just imagine how proud your mom was to have you as her son. Our sincere condolences to your Hanrahan and Mills families. Love, Aunt Audrey and Uncle Rick.

My deepest sympathies to Marcus and his family. I knew Dianne from Ottawa , my Son Vinnie hung around Marcus and went to school with him. I always remember her smiling and she was so kind and sweet . Marcus your tribute to your Mom on Facebook made me cry. She loved you so much that was obvious to anyone who knew her. It’s also clear in your tribute you felt the same about her. May you find comfort in knowing she is not suffering anymore and that she will forever be your angel watching over you. I am so sorry for your profound loss. May she rest in peace.

Alice And Family,
Sincere Condolences at this very difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. All God’s Blessings.

Alice, Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. May She Rest In Peace!!!

To John , mrs hanrahan and family , I send you , my deepest condolences to you and your family. Diane was good friend when I was in high school. Myself marina and Diane hang around together in high school. She was a great friend and a great listener. Again my deepest condolences to your family.

Alice and family , I’m so sorry to hear of Dianne passing . Dianne and I go back a long way ,we went to school together and walked the road of St Thomas line many times . Dianne always had a smile on her face .She was a very kind gentle person. We had a lot of fun times together and was happy to reconnect when my mom passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . May the memories of Dianne help you through this difficult time .
Marina Mercer ( Lawlor )

So sorry Marcus and family to hear the news of Diannes’ passing. Marcus I know she loved you dearly and I hope you can find peace in all the beautiful memories you shared. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Marcus and the Hanrahan Families,
I am filled with sadness for all of you, as you cope with the loss of a loving and doting mother, daughter, sister and sister-in-law. Dianne was a treasure, and very enjoyable to be around. She was friendly and always had a smile for people in her company. She was the kind that would help you wherever she could. Dianne has left us way too soon, but God wanted to take her home! Rest In Peace Dianne , and you will always be fondly remembered in 🙏🏻.

With sincere sympathy,
Lynda Taylor and Dave

Alice and family : We are so sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time . Rest in peace , Dianne .

Alice & family: Our deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.. Denise Thorne & Henry Tucker.

John and family so sorry for your loss. I remember Dianne, John and your mom and dad going to Manuel’s on the bingo bus. My deepest condolences to the family.

Sincere condolences to you Marcus and your family at this difficult time 💔 You went above and beyond as a son and I am sure she appreciated all you did for her 🤗
Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏 ♥ May Dianne rest in peace and rise in glory 😇
Ĺove from Maxine, Philip and family

It’s so saddening to see the news of Dianne’s passing. She was the sweetest lady. I had many chats with her in passing in our work hallways, and at work social gatherings. I remember at one social, we got a good chuckle together as her short little self tried (successfully) climbing up onto the bar stool next to me.
Everyone had a lot of respect for her, she will be missed.

I am so sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing, my condolences go out to you Marcus and her extended family.. We worked together at Mun and she was such a kind and gentle soul! RiP Dianne til we meet again xo

Marcus Is a wonderful person. Wish I could have meet you in person to tell you that. Marcus were all so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our prayers.

Heidi Galloway Bourgoin and Ric Bresee ( Alex’s parents)

My deepest condolences Marcus and family on the loss of Dianne. I hope you are able to find peace in your memories in the coming days. Dianne was a joy to work with and always had a way to make us smile. Your suffering is over my dear friend may you rest in peace.

Sincere condolences on the passing of Dianne. We worked together at MUN library many years ago. I remember her beautiful smile, her gentle and caring ways and her pride in her son Marcus. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory

The Mills Family:
My condolences on the passing of Dianne. RIP.

My condolences to all the family at this difficult time Di was a wonderful person very caring and loving gone so fast and so young RIP Di