Obituary for Dianne Flood (Karges)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dianne Marie Flood (nee Karges) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a short and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her through these past few months.
Dianne was blessed with a large and loving family. Dianne was born to the late Rita and Jerome Karges, on August 28, 1943 in Kitchener and attended St. Mary's High School. She married Len Flood on August 19, 1967 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dianne and Len made a lifetime of memories in the KW region as members of St. Francis, St. Mark and Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Churches and as owners for many years of Len Flood Town and Country Furniture, Unique Traditions Imports and M&M Meat Shop - Erb Street Waterloo from 1990-2008. Dianne received KW's Retailer of the Year in 1999 for outstanding customer service. Many of her customers and employees became lifelong friends of the family.
Dianne is survived by her husband, Len, her daughters Christine (Flood) Will and partner Erwin Eisfeld, Sharon (Flood) Burns and husband Stephen Burns and her grandson Jack Burns of California, and her son Mark Flood. Dianne's immediate family includes many brothers and sisters: Wayne and Lynn Karges, Sandra and Keith Messham of Barrie, Darlene Burgetz (Allen Burgetz deceased), and Gary Karges. Dianne was sister-in-law to: Gloria (Flood) and Robert Hobden of Millbank, Vernon Flood (deceased), Stanley Flood (deceased), Burt and Margaret Flood of New Hamburg, Orla (Flood) and Louis Brenner (deceased), Helen (Flood) and Burt Christner of New Hamburg, Olive Flood, Earl and Sylvia Flood of Bracebridge, Dorothy Flood and Brian Garbedian of St. George, Marian (Flood) and Fred Ancic of Guelph, Murray and Judy Flood of Florida, Gladys (Flood) and Dave Divell of Texas, Jane Flood, Sandy (Flood) and Brian Fedy, Wendy (Flood) and Pat Fair of Edmonton, and Cheryl (Flood) and Bill Chanski of Calgary. Dianne was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and loved ones at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street in Kitchener on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 8:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 173 Lourdes Street, Waterloo, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11 a.m., immediately followed by a reception in the church hall. Following the reception, Dianne will be buried at Riverside Cemetery in New Hamburg.
In memory of Dianne, the family requests donations to Diabetes Canada or to the organ fund at Our Lady Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Waterloo (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dianne's Memorial.