MCCANN, Mary Dian

Retired teacher DDSB, Oshawa Generals super fan.

Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, September 26, 2022, with family at her side.  Dian (née McLean) at the age of 80.  Predeceased by her husbands Owen McCann, Fred Marshall, and William Berkers.  Devoted and loving mother of Dave (Deninne) Berkers and Robert (Carol) Berkers.  Adored Grandma of Tyler, Victoria, Brittney, Lindsay, Ryan, Lucas and Gillian, and Great-Grandson Riley.  Dear sister of Dean (Joan) McLean.  Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St., E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dian to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Sep 26, 2022

    Terry Turner
    Very sorry to hear of your loss.  I really enjoyed our time spent curling with Dian and the "Leads and Seconds" program we were a part of.  She was a  delightful person.  I am sure you have many fond memories to cherish!
  • Sep 26, 2022

    Janice Chaabane
    To Dian’s Family: 
    Your mother and grandmother was a joy to know ! I first met her while working at West Lynde P.S. thirty-eight years ago. She was an amazing Grade One teacher ! 
    After she retired,  we kept in touch and I was fortunate to be invited to  watch Oshawa Generals games with her. When I retired, we decided to meet for breakfast at Dine’s on the first day of school each year. We also began monthly breakfast get-togethers from then on. Although we didn’t see each other during Covid,  we carried on phone conversations and I was able to visit with her in person a month ago. 
    Dian always spoke about her family with such affection and I often complimented her on having raised such fine sons and how lucky she was to have wonderful grand-children and in turn to have played such an important role in their lives. I know that her daughters-in-law were a source of pride as well as her brother and his family. 
    I will miss her, but her kind and ever-positive outlook inspires me and will stay with me forever. 🙏🏼
  • Sep 27, 2022

    Louise Bettencourt
    Dian was a very special person who was strong and positive throughout her life. I met Dian about 40 years ago and we taught together at West Lynde Public School. After we retired, a group of us met on a monthly basis for lunches or dinners.
    I will always remember the great trip that we took together, travelling in B.C. and Alberta in 2018.  Our planning paid off and everything ran smoothly!  She was a wonderful travel companion - so easy going and pleasant! Dian travelled extensively and shared many of her travel albums with me.  It was always fun hearing about her adventures! 
    The pandemic and her cancer treatments made it difficult to visit; however, we kept in touch by phone and through e-mails.  Her family was always there for her and she often spoke of her loving, supportive family. 
    I will be out of the country and unable to attend the visitation or funeral.  My condolences go out to Dian’s family and close friends.  
    With sympathy,
    Louise Bettencourt 
  • Sep 27, 2022

    Howard & Cathy McCann
    It is with great sadness that we learned of Dian's death. For a number of years she was an important part of our family and we will always remember all the great times had at Christmas anod other family events. Even in very difficult times,Her ptimistic attitude was an inspiration to us all. We shall miss Dian and send sincere condolences to her family,Cherish the happy memories.
    zzzzzzHoward & Cathy McCann & family
  • Sep 28, 2022

    Tom & Judy Lakey
    To David, Robert and families .  We are truly saddened by Dian’s passing.  She was a wonderful part of our family for many years.  She was always kind and had a great sense of humour.  She was a wonderful help to me when Dad passed away.  Our kids have very fond memories of her and send their condolences.  She will be missed.
    Tom and Judy Lakey and family
  • Sep 28, 2022

    Marion Griffin
    I was so sorry to hear of Dian’s passing. I taught with her at West Lynde and she was a good friend. She was a very conscientious, caring teacher. Hopefully your great memories of her will help to get you through these difficult times.

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