This page is created in Diane's memory by Scamps in Teddington where she was much loved.
Born June 11 1937, she passed away peacefully on 1st February 2019.
Diane was one of the founders of Scamps at Stanley School in 1990.
In 1991 Diane and Scamps moved into the then Teddington Youth Centre, which is still the current site.
She was a very talented artist who shared this love with the children for many years creating wonderful creative opportunities in our art room. Diane was a great character: straight talking, funny, but mostly a very caring person who was a great friend to many staff, parents and children over the years. She cared so much about the children that she carried on working at Scamps until 2014 (well after her retirement) and was regularly to be seen cycling around collecting anything she thought the children would find useful and fun.
We pay tribute to her hard work, compassion and friendship. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with her family.
Please make a donation in Diane's memory, to help support those suffering with dementia and their families.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult, these nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families: giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
A worthy cause that is very close to my heart. My nan would be very pleased thank you team scamps ❤️
So many memories, I will always remember you with a smile on my face Di. You always said it as it was, never suffering fools and being politically incorrect but with the biggest heart. Lots of love, be at peace darling xxx
Diane John was a one off character who will be forever remembered by all who knew her. She was a caring, kind lady who was always the first to help either her colleagues, parents or children in her care. She didn't suffer fools and would sometimes just say what she thought but always with a good heart. At Scamps we are forever grateful for the years of commitment she gave to helping Scamps grow and bringing her inspirational art activities for the children. The art room will be forever thought of as "Di's room" and god help you if you have left it in a mess!!