Dianne began her Navy career in Vancouver, based at HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park. From there she moved to Hochelga, Montreal, Digby, Nova Scotia and finally on to Halifax. Dianne has sailed on minesweepers, submarines, destroyers and aircraft carriers during her service. She remembers going to full alert during the Cuban missile crisis and when JFK was assassinated. She loved her time in the Navy. “It was the greatest experience of my life” says Dianne “I’d do it all again in a heartbeat, I learned so much about life in general and I definitely left the services a better and stronger person”.