Ila "Diane" Fish (Lee)

Sunday, October 5th, 1947 - Monday, September 21st, 2020
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OCTOBER 5TH, 1947 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 21, 2020, Diane Fish passed away at the age of 72 years. Beloved partner of Peter Dodd. Proud and loving mother of Rob Fish and partner Brenda Hamm, Chris Fish and step mother to Jamie Dodd. Sister to Ron Lee and his wife Brenda Lee (2020), Bob Lee and his wife Sheila Lee, Barbara Lee and her partner Michael Slater. She will be missed by her dearest friends Bob & Marlene Knack and John Fish. Predeceased by her parents William (1998) and Dorothy (2016) (Westbrook) Lee. She will also be missed by many, nieces, nephews, and friends. Diane loved all her furry animals. As a waitress for 40 years and the proud owner of Jimmy’s Family Restaurant for 20 years, Diane was known for being a loving and thoughtful person with a heart of gold. In keeping with Diane’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. The Fish family would like to thank Dr. Teriaky’s team at University Hospital in London, Tillsonburg Hospitals Intensive Care Unit nurses and staff, Dr. Ruth Caperchione and Dr. Van Hookydank and his staff for all their care and compassion. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association and War Amps may be made by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) whom have been entrusted by the Fish family.
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Kathy Cheyne (Dodd)

Posted at 11:55am
Dear Peter,Rob,Chris, and Jamie
It was with great sadness that we heard of Dianne's passing. Dianne was a big part of our family for many years. Her personality was always bubbly , positive, as well as her smile and laughter contagious.
We never had the honour of meeting you Rob and Chris but do know how proud your mother was of the both of you.
Dianne and Peter were prefect for each other, loving and supporting each other over the years.
Our thoughts are with you and your family
the Dodd family
the Cheyne family


Diane Mowat

Posted at 03:12pm
Dear Fish Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We have so many good memories of Diane from Jimmy’s restaurant. She just beamed with light all the time and made our dinner such a special time with our parents and Grandparents.
We love you, Diane. Hope you’re enjoying lots of Love and Peace above.
With loving regards,
The Boys Family


Patricia Perreault

Posted at 05:22pm
To the family our deepest condolences she was a wonderful and happy lady all the time. She will be missed along with the rice pudding she made. So sorry for your loss.

Linda Townsend and family

Doug Masse

Posted at 10:50am
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Diane for many years. Through her I also met her son Chris. Both fine people who I considered friends. Diane and I first met when I worked as a Sales Rep with Summit Foods London when she hosted and ran the old Hill Top Restaurant. It was 1986-87. I was 29! The building is still there beside the Hill Top Motel. I solicited her business for food supplies. She was my first customer in town in my sales career with Summit - (13 years) . We hit it off instantly.
From there when she took over Jimmys Restaurant in 1997, she called me in to help get her stocked up on supplies. I left the Food Service business to pursue other insterests in the Industrial trade in 98' but we remained friends for years.
When I visited the Fish Gang at the restaurant I was allowed to get my own coffee. In fact I do recall helping out a few times when they were swamped with customers and under took Coffee re-fills and operating the Coffee machine to keep up.
My tips comprised of .... free coffee!
To you Diane and the Fish family - my respect and adoration for making my life richer with smiles - laughter - excellent Breakfast and memories .
Our sincere condolences to all. She was a great and accomplished Woman.
Doug & Marilyn Masse

Robyn Palmer

Posted at 09:25am
Chris and Family: I'm so very sorry to hear of Diane's passing. She was such a wonderful woman. Jimmy's Restaurant was our go to restaurant. Byron loved to tease her and she always wanted to know where he'd been since they last saw each other. She will be missed by many. Much Love, Robyn Palmer

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