Diane Claudia Bousquette (nee Bickle)
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Diane Claudia Bousquette (nee Bickle) died May 23, 2022 at her home in Jupiter Florida. She is survived by her husband of 65 extraordinary years William (Bill) Bousquette, their five children Kevin Bousquette, Matt Bousquette, Janine Mayville, Greg Bousquette and Will Bousquette, their eleven grandchildren and many loving in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends. She was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Michigan by her parents Melvin and MaryAnn. Diane attended St. Paul High School and the University of Michigan and was an avid supporter of Michigan sports her entire life. Through the years she lived in, and left her mark on, the Detroit area, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Fort Worth, Purchase New York and Jupiter Florida. Diane was a force in life, changing everyone and everything she touched with her love, commitment and energy. Hers was a lifetime of family, travel, arts, sports and contributions to her community. She served as a board member of the Detroit Symphony League, League of Women Voters, Volunteer Service Council of St. Louis, Fort Worth Ballet, Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn Foundation. She also served as a docent for many years at the St. Louis Art Museum, Kimball Art Museum and the Guggenheim New York. Her tours inevitably attracted large crowds of people laughing and learning from her unique delivery and insights. Diane was a fierce competitor; captain of her high school's championship basketball team, an avid tennis player, bowler, skier, golfer and trivia champion. She also worked to bring beauty into the world, a tireless gardener, talented photographer, painter, sculptor, pianist and acclaimed Charleston dancer. She loved giving gifts and her family was often surprised by presents unrelated to any special occasion, but instead sent because she was thinking about them. The greatest gift she left her family was her intense passion for living and her drive to experience everything that could be experienced. Diane was unforgettable. The world is a better place for having her and a poorer place for her departure. She will be profoundly missed. Family will receive friends Friday, June 3, 7-9pm at A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, 248-549-0500. The funeral mass will be Saturday, June 4, 10am at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church will begin at 9:30am. Rite of Committal will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.
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