Diane was born in Montreal but lived most of her life in Toronto. She graduated from York University with a degree in English and continued her love of learning and volunteering by tutoring students and running workshops for adults with learning disabilities at Frontier College.
After retiring from her administrative position at Nesbitt Burns, she discovered the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto, where she enrolled in workshops in literature, art, science and technology.
She met an Academy member at one of our Spring Talks and they enjoyed their years together. Her son, Jeffrey, has written a heartfelt tribute to Diane that you can find at lives@globeandmail/diane smith.
October 22, 1943 – May 5, 2023