In memory of

Diane Elizabeth Murray

August 26, 1957 -  January 6, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Diane Elizabeth Murray (nee McErlain) passed away at Toronto General hospital on January 6th at the age of 64.

Diane is pre-deceased by her mother, Shirley Roscoe, and sons’ father Michael Murray. She is survived by her father, William (Bill) McErlain (Ruth Smart), her sons Ryan and Glen Murray, her sister Linda McErlain and nephews Spencer and Harrison Cook.
Diane will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. A talented nurse and caregiver, she touched many lives with her altruism and generous heart. Her life and career spanned 3 provinces, (Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario), 4 decades and countless patients, most recently at Casey House in Toronto - Canada’s first and only hospital for people living with and at risk of HIV. She had a great sense of humour, was a lover of animals, especially her canine besties, Bella, Sammy and Pepper. Diane loved a good laugh, fought for the underdog, enjoyed music, the arts, her garden, and worked hard to stay connected to relatives near and far.

While the last few years presented some challenging health issues, Diane will forever be remembered as being full of life and energy, going to the ends of the earth to make life perfect for her family. She had a sharp wit, a sentimental nature and an unwavering love for her sons Ryan and Glen.

A celebration of life will be held at Mount Pleasant Funeral Center at 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Toronto, Ontario M4T 2V8 on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 1 pm to 3 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 3pm. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Funeral Service has limited capacity for in person attendance. If you wish to attend in person, please indicate so in the guest book. A link to livestream the service will appear at the top of this page at 2:45 pm on Friday, January 14. 2022. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.


(5 of 66)

Ryan Murray (Son)

Entered January 11, 2022 from Toronto

Love you Mom

Christopher Draenos (Friend and colleague)

Entered January 11, 2022 from Toronto

My condolences to your family.

Krista Dagnall (Niece)

Entered January 11, 2022 from Victoria

Auntie Diane,

I am so blessed to have memories of my early childhood spending time with you in your home and so thankful that we were able to communicate before the arrival of Baby B. You were a constant support and encouragement before she made her arrival and I absolutely loved introducing you to her over photos and videos. The kind words you said to her and I will forever be remembered. We love you so very much! xoxo

Andra Cardow (Friend, colleague)

Entered January 11, 2022 from Toronto

My heartfelt condolences. May your many memories of Diane bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Diane always talked about her family with such pride! And she did have a quick wit! It was always fun to share a good laugh with her! She was an excellent nurse - so many patients benefited from her compassionate care.

I will think of Diane whenever I see a news bit on the Royal family (especially Meaghan Markle) or see someone playing candy crush :)

She will be missed.

June Dagnall (Sister-in-law)

Entered January 11, 2022 from Victoria

Dear Diane, I shall never forget our wonderful memories in the early years before we had children, or the memories we created with our now grown children when they were wee babies. So many fun times together and so much joy and love. Your genuine care and concern in times when I needed you most will always be greatly appreciated. I will be here for your two beautiful sons forever. xo Love you always.


(1 of 1)