Diana Real Goldberg
(1964 - 2010)

Diana Real Goldberg

April 14, 1964

November 9, 2010

Guest Book
Still miss you everyday
Wendy Flude (Friend)
March 6th, 2019
I miss you mom
Gabriel Goldberg (Son)
January 26th, 2018
Thoughts of you, sweet memories, hoping that you are beaming down on us all from above, and keeping tender watch over your boys. Even from as far away as Switzerland, where I now live, I couldn't help but think that those current California blazes are pretty close to where you and Stan and your sons lived. I hope they are safe and well, and you at peace in your heavenly home.
Denis G. (friend)
October 12th, 2017
Missing you.
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
September 2nd, 2015

Dear Diana

I will and still do every day miss you ,You were always there to help anyone who need some help
you were then an angel ,As you are now Blessing I will never meet another special friend or person as you are smiling all the time Till we meet again This is Christine calling Diana You will never be forgotten
your dearest friend Chris ..xoxox
Christine Wilson (loving friend )
December 30th, 2014
We lost touch after high school. Over the last few years you would pop into my head and I would wonder where you ended up, if you were happy, what you were doing now. I even tried looking for you but was never successful until now, when it was too late. I was remembering when we were 16 we went on a bus to Daytona Beach Florida for spring break. Two young girls on our first trip away alone ... oh the memories. I also remembered how we met, gymnastic club at Gloucester High, you were so kind and took me under your wing as a friend as I did not have many when I started high school. We had taken Geology together (sitting together) and laughing at taking that silly class ... and now finding out it was your major in University, wow! I am not sure what happened, Diana, but I do know you were an amazing person back when we were young, and from what I have read, such a amazing person to so many. I feel so sad that we had lost touch and never got to speak again, but mostly, so sad for your family and friends. You were way to young to leave them. Rest in peace dear Diana, rest in peace.
Tricia Webb (High School Friend)
December 10th, 2013
I'm in the Sierras and it's a beautiful day...
I know you're looking after us all today.
Thinking of you and your beautiful smile!

Love you
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter )
November 9th, 2013
Was just thinking about you.... I put a bunch of grapes in the freezer for a snack. It's been so warm here on the coast and I remember your cool fruit trick, with grapes in particular.

Everyone is doing well, I think about you lots and always send you thoughts, I hope you are getting them.

Love you so much


Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
October 19th, 2013
I miss you... Not a day goes by where I don't think about you. Happy Birthday beautiful godmother. Keep dancing and watching over us. Love you.
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
April 15th, 2013
Diana was intrumental in developing my engineering career whilst working for Corel.

She was always bright and happy and had an infectious attitude that inspired those around her. I'll never forget the influence she had on me and my career. She won't be forgotten.

Steven Forsyth
Steven Forsyth (Work Friend)
January 9th, 2013
Diana hired me as a QA engineer into the Corel Dublin Team, she gave me a great opportunity in life, I always remember her great smile and open spirit.

I was very sad to hear of her passing, and always remember her fondly.

Colm Bell
Colm Bell (Work Friend)
December 16th, 2012
Two years ago today -- I think of you and miss you everyday... my most influential friend <3
Wendy Flude (Friend)
November 9th, 2012
I think about you all the time, when I'm at my Godfathers house, at the beach, dancing. I miss you so much. Time will never take this empty piece of us. I love you <3
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
March 19th, 2012
Dear Diana,

It was one year ago today that I received the very worst phone call of my entire life -- that you had passed away two days earlier.

Ironically, it was Remembrance Day here in Canada. Ironic Diana, because you are truly unforgettable!! I can still remember the sound of your voice and your distinct laugh :)

You will always occupy a place in my heart.

Love you lots, Wendy xxoo
Wendy Flude (Friend)
November 11th, 2011
Dearest Diana,
It’s been a year now. !@#$! Sigh. But, last night, unbidden, I had the most extraordinary dream about Stan, the boys, me – with your spirit guiding us all. Laughter, love, mischief, adventure, art, & grace. You are so close to my heart & I talk to you every day. Whenever I am being my unruly, contentious, argumentative, lost self, I hear your voice chiming Deb…with that special Diana undertone of tsk tsk bad dog deb, yet the sing-song cadence always rising upwards. Whenever I think I cannot keep going, I remember swimming in the mountain pools north of Victoria & the ants in the salt at the restaurant, and I know that with your light guiding me, I will get through it. All my love, deb
Deborah Clark (friend)
November 9th, 2011
Dear Diana,

Remembering you today, what would have been your 47th birthday.

I miss you everyday my friend.
Wendy Flude (Friend)
April 14th, 2011
Hi Godmother,

It's your birthday tomorrow. I wish you were here to celebrate it. You weren't huge on birthdays in the last few years- you thought you were getting old. Never. No matter how old you would turn, people would still think you were 30- and you looked it, too.
Last year I was late to wish you a happy birthday, so this year I wanted to make sure you knew I was thinking of you. But I am always thinking of you, Diana. I miss you a lot, and it hurts still, so much.
Tomorrow I'm going to visit you at the beach, because you loved going there, and because I know you'll be watching over.
I love you and miss you so much, keep smiling wherever you are.
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
April 13th, 2011
My condolences to the family of Diane and parents. I knew Diane through school in Ottawa and like life turns we loose contact. Although no contact it does not take away from the great times we had together in school and chilling at parties and with other Friends. Wendy filled me in last night about Diane's passing and I am sad but happy to know she will bring joy to the heavens above with her smile and great friendships she will develop...

Brian Sanford
Ottawa Canada
Brian Sanford (Friend)
April 5th, 2011
The news of your passing impacted us all. We, your friends from high school, came together tonight to toast and honor you. Although we didn't keep in touch, you affected all of us, maybe me most, and we thank you for what you have given us - an appreciation of life. Thank you Diana - knowing you has made us better people. We will always remember you.

Chris, Annette, Jennifer, Anne, Mary Pat and Karen
Chris Spiteriq (Friend)
February 20th, 2011

The last few months have been a blur. I guess I've never lost anyone so close to me before so it's all completely new and yes, unbearable. But we are all getting through this together. I think about you every day, and I write to you all the time, I hope you get my notes and my memories, wherever you are.
I've been keeping a close eye on your boys, all three of them. These three months have been hard and they miss you. They're going to be okay though Diana. You are the glue that is keeping them together, though you aren't physically here.
I wanted to tell you I went back to dance this month. You told me to get back into it, and finally I have. I feel empowered in knowing I am dancing for two of us now. I wish you were here to practice our moves together :)
I am going to continue writing you always. There is usually always something I need your advice or opinion on, and although you aren't here to answer, I think I will be able to hear your answers from above. Some days are extremely hard for me and for your family, but there is some peace in knowing you are safe and looking after us all.
I love you Diana,

Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
January 26th, 2011
To My Godmother,

Where do I begin? I'm so completely lost since you left us all. I'm missing you every second of every day and wishing you were still a phone call away, or better yet, a hug.
I'm trying to hold on to memories of you, I just wish that with every memory a piece of you would come back until eventually this nightmare will end and you are with us again. But at the end of each day I realize that can't happen, and I picture you, just as you were, beautiful and real.
You adopted me as your Goddaughter a few years after Julian was born. You said it was silly asking then, since Stan had been my Godfather since my birth and the two of you had been married at least four or five years. You asked anyways. My reply was, "you already are". About a year after that, you never took back your title but instead insisted that we were meant to be sisters instead. This made more sense. I felt more like a younger sister to you. You gave me advice, sat with me until late hours of the night after I baby-sat the boys, you took me under your wing with no hesitation. My favorite memories of you are when you took me aside at family functions and decided everyone was too old for us anyways and we laughed over a glass of wine and silly stories about our teenage years. You grew up in Canada, and me in the bay area, but our stories were parallel and we decided that yes we should have been sisters. I loved when you and Stan came home late from a night out and you sat with me to talk. You were always so up to date on my life, my current boyfriend, everything. Sometimes Stan got tired and it was just the two of us, eating frozen grapes and drinking tea. My absolute favorite memory of you was years ago when you and Stan decided to go clothes shopping instead of on a romantic date when I stayed home with the boys.. you got home late and wanted to try everything on and get my advice. Instead of running into another room and change, you stripped down and changed into about 4 different outfits right there in the dining room. You were so funny.
I can see you laughing, running to me and hugging me, saying "hey girly!". I can see you dancing, chasing after the boys and joking with Stan. Not a day will go by that I won't feel an emptiness without you.
For the time you were here, and blessed me and everyone in your life with your presence, thank you. You made my life so much better and completed my Godfather's life in so many ways. We are all forever grateful for that.
I will make you a promise, as your Goddaughter, as your friend, as your adopted little sister.
I promise you I will look after your boys. They are extremely important to me, and light my life. I will be their friend when they need to talk, to escape, to laugh or smile. I will protect them because they are family to me. I will remind them to be nice to each other and look after each other, and encourage them to become friends in the years to come. I will remind them of you often and tell them stories of their amazing mother, whether funny or serious. I will be there when they need to cry, when they are lost or when they need answers. I promise you they are going to be ok and with time their hearts will heal.
You were this amazing beautiful soul and I know you will be in our hearts forever. I love you and miss you so so much.
Love Rachel
Rachel Holeton (Goddaughter)
November 24th, 2010
Diana epitomized all that is wonderful about the Glens - a sense of community and caring. She collected for our mailman when he retired and gave him and his wife a gift certificate for Woodside Village Pub. He was deeply touched. I have two beautiful Asian bas relief that Diana advertised on our Yahoo group email. One sits on the outside wall of my home on Highland - Diana noticed it there and emailed me to say how happy she was to see it there everytime she passed. The piece is, I believe, like Diana - full of joy and music and dance. She was a radiant being. I was truly saddened to hear of her passing. Jenness Hobart
Jenness Hobart
November 22nd, 2010
Dear sweet Diana,

You were often the first person to greet me in the dance studio. I would open the door and you would smile at me from the bench in the corner. We would sit together and talk before the other dancers arrived. I learned so much from you over the years and will carry that with me always.

I will continue to dance for as long as I can, honoring you in every step and turn, knowing that you are watching us and smiling your beautiful smile.

Forever yours,


Patty Brown (Friend)
November 22nd, 2010
Dear Diana,
I will try to carry your light everyday of my life. For that, I thank you.
You will always remain close to my heart.
Martha Falkenberg (Friend)
November 22nd, 2010
Your spark and energy are no longer visible to the eye, but will carry on forever. Half-way around the world, memories of painting with you in the same studio, of your trying to teach me how to do a decent cartwheel, laughter and tears all tumultuous and mixed up. Your kindness and magic with then-little Jasmine make me so glad that you were able to explore being a Mom, no doubt a very special Mom. I am sad by your leaving us all so soon, but your sweeties and friends will carry the long, musical echoes of your brief presence on this pretty planet. Pretty like you, sparkling like you, and full of love.
Denis Guiet (friend)
November 22nd, 2010
You were such a beautiful woman inside and out. Your presence will be deeply missed. We loved your warm smile, kind heart and enthusiasm for dance. We know you will always be there with us...
With love,
Leslie Doyle (dancing friend)
November 21st, 2010
Diana you were always happy every time i stepped trough your door you were welcoming and kind gabriel and juluin were very lucky to have you as a mom i will miss you alot.

love sam
sam solomon (friend)
November 21st, 2010
Dear Diana,

Thank you for 30 years of friendship that was not diminished by time nor geography. Thank you for all the life lessons I learned from you, especially how to laugh at myself and not to take it all so seriously... these lessons have come in very handy of the years.

My heart goes out to Stan, Gabriel and Julian. I'm so glad you met such a great guy who brought you so much happiness (thanks Stan!), who I am sure will keep your memory alive in those two awesome boys (you were such a great Mom!)

My most sincerest of condolences go out to Rod and Robert as well.

Diana, I will miss you forever.

Rest in peace my friend.
Wendy Flude (Friend)
November 21st, 2010
By supporting a budding artist, you drew us into your home. Thank you for bringing Kyle and me into your lives, and giving us the gift of knowing you and your family. Through Gabriel, Julian and Stan, we will continue to appreciate the art with which you lived your life. Beautiful. We miss you.
Shelly Meredith (Friend)
November 20th, 2010
Diana you are such a beautiful person and dancer. I always loved poking up the phone to hear your voice. Julian and Gabrial are very lucky boys to have you as their mom, I know I'm very lucky just to have known you. The highlits of my summers were taking care of Leo. I still and always will have the picture of him up on my wall. You were such a ball of light and energy. I loved whatching you dance those few times I did. You will alway have a place in my heart.

With Love Bria
Bria Michelsen (Freind)
November 20th, 2010
Diana, I will forever miss your beautiful smile and loving soul.
Lots of love ~ Corina
Corina Mokkapati (Friend)
November 20th, 2010
Diana - the sweetest person I have ever known. You brought enormous joy, wisdom and love to our lives. You surrounded us and taught us with you great kindness and compassion, humility and wisdom. I will miss you so very much. You were the greatest friend a person could have. I wish I could have done more to help you with your pain. I pray now that you are free and at peace. Thank you for making our lives so much better. It was a privilege to know you. I will see your beautiful smiling face every day. We all loved you more than words can express.
Diane Eskenazi (Friend)
November 20th, 2010
I was your dance teacher and you were my life teacher. I will treasure all the life lessons I learned from you. I will never forget the kindness and love you shared with my family. You inspire me to be a better wife, mother and friend. I loved you more than you will ever know."dance is your pulse,your heart beat your breathing.it's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement in happiness joy sadness and envy..."your spirit will live on in my dance.
In love and friendship Patti
Patti Michelsen (Friend)
November 20th, 2010
I love you so much. You were like an auntie to me. You always thought about me whenever you went and were so kind to me and my mommy.
I miss you and we will always think about you.
Sheera Eskenazi (Friend)
November 19th, 2010
Dear Diana,

Your sweet spirit, kindness and quiet wisdom will be so missed. You were blessed with a unique quality, so low key about all the good things you did and how you treated people. It's a quality only the best and most enlightened posses and that was most definitely you. You were one of the most beautiful dancers and friend and you will be forever in our hearts.
Shannon Mees (friend)
November 19th, 2010
Dear Diana,
You are a ray of sunshine and it always made me happy to see your radiant face in dance class. I so enjoyed our conversations about art and raising boys. Jack and Billy will never forget their tide pool exploration adventure with you and your sons. You touched everyone you met and will be deeply missed. - Carol
Carol Hamilton (friend)
November 19th, 2010
I am shocked a deeply saddened. Diana + I lived almost next door in Blackburn, walked to school every day + shared lunch with our wonderful moms. She introduced me to mac + mustard which I still love today. Fond memories of birthday parties, dressing up for hallowe'en, playing barbies + many more. She was a kindred spirit and had a positive zest for life which is unforgettable. Although we lost touch my heart goes out to her family and I pray she finds peace in her eternal resting place. She brought great joy to my childhood days.
Diana Hampson
Diana Hampson (Childhood Friend)
November 19th, 2010
Sweet Diana, your smile and spirit brightened my day. I feel so lucky to have known you and to have shared our wonderful times in dance together. I miss you. ~ Love, Yvette
Yvette Phillips (friend)
November 19th, 2010
A beautiful spirit, laughter and light.
You brought such joy into all the lives you touched. We will miss you always.
Love, Marina

Marina Marguet (friend)
November 18th, 2010
Diana, I will always cherish our time together in dance. At school and at home, we were moms, cooks, volunteers... but in the studio, we were dancers for those short hours. You had an ageless lightness to your step and danced with such freedom. You always wore your infectious smile and grateful attitude. The studio won't be the same without you. I will dance for you and always keep you close to my heart.
Love, Jeanne
Jeanne Connolly (friend)
November 18th, 2010
Diana – you treasured beauty you. Thank you for being my grounding spirit, my guiding light, and my co-conspirator in so many hysterical antics! Sure, let’s walk across the Golden Gate in the pouring down fog; sure, let’s get lightly snockered, play drums wildly, and watch Whatever Happened to Baby Jane; OK let’s go dig for plants on the side of the road just because we want gardens and don’t have any money; allrighty then, let’s climb up that mountain and swim in an isolated river somewhere in the wilds of Canada. Such a great friend, and mother, and wife – yes, I am a much better person from knowing you. I watched you brighten every life you touched …oh, that lovely smile we will miss so deeply. May your spirit soar – fare thee well my dearest friend. I will keep you close to my heart forever. All my love, deb
deb clark (friend)
November 17th, 2010
Diana, How lucky we are that you chose to land in our little town so many years ago... Every day with you and your lovely family is a gift that will be with us always. Your love of life, big and small, is an inspiration. Boy, could you dance! We will miss you dearly... Love Jennifer
jennifer edwards (friend)
November 17th, 2010
Diana, I can't stop thinking about you. I miss your beautiful face that I would see almost every day as we carried out our motherly duties of bringing children to and from our cozy homes in the woods. We bonded through our love of motherhood and I will forever cherish the charms you gave me with the names of my children on them. You were a unique spirit; always smiling and giving to those around you. Chris and I will always be here for Stan and the boys and never let them forget they are loved. I miss you so much and will cherish each and every moment of life in your memory.
Robyn Freedman Cornyn (Friend)
November 17th, 2010
I feel so lucky to have known you, Diana. You did so many firsts for my family and me. You and Stan hosted the first neighborhood party, you were the first to bring soup for me after my 1st child, you were the first to "boo" us at Halloween....Your kindness and unselfish spirit inspires me to be a better neighbor, friend, mother...person. We miss you.
mary nickel (friend/neighbor)
November 17th, 2010
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"Diana - All your friends in Dublin are devastated to hear this tragic news. You were a shining light in the Corel office in Dublin, always smiling, a great manager and friend and one of the nicest people I ever knew. Rest in Peace Diana."
Mary Flynn
June 10th, 2011
"Dear Lovely Diana. I'm sorry you were taken from your family and friends so early. You were a true light in so many people's lives. You will be deeply missed by us all. We will keep a special place for you in our hearts & on the dance floor. Leslie"
Leslie Doyle
November 21st, 2010
"Diana, when I would answer the phone to hear your voice my heart lifted. You were so fun to watch dance in my moms clases. You should know that if your family ever goes some were Arther will be taken care of. we all miss you, and love you! Love Bria"
Bria Michelsen
November 20th, 2010
"Diana -the sweetest person I have ever known. You brought enormous joy, wisdom and love to our lives. You surrounded and inspired us with your grace, compassion, humility and wisdom. I will miss you so very much. We all loved you beyond words"
Diane Eskenazi
November 20th, 2010
"You were so sweet. I wish I could have known you better. You were always smiling and every time I see Gabriel I think of you."
Ryan Hodge
November 19th, 2010
"I miss you Diana, thanks for gracing our lives. I feel so very very lucky to have you and your family in our lives. Thank you for everything. Love, Jaylene"
Jaylene Harvey
November 19th, 2010
"Gabriel & Julian, Your mom was the best–the very very very best. We haven’t spent so much time with you lately, well because you’re young boys and we’re old girls, but we think of you often & we will keep you & your dad in our hearts.Love,de"
deb & sophia clark
November 18th, 2010
"dear Diana, I have not stopped thinking about you ever since I heard the news. every time I see Gabe I think about you and how much energy you had. you were like my second mom. Cleve"
cleveland edwards
November 17th, 2010
"Dear Diana: I love you very much. I miss you dearly. Now you are with Leo and your mommy... we will watch over Stan, Julian and Gabriel--- they are like a family to us. Love, Ashton"
Ashton Vellequette
November 17th, 2010
"Dear Diana---You are a bright light in our hearts - we love and miss you and offer our support to your family."
Tina Benitez
November 17th, 2010


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