MCA Condolences for Family, Friends of Diane King

Press Release

January 10, 2023

With sadness, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announces the passing of long-time employee Diane King. Diane started her career as a nurse in 1984 and has worked for the past 25 years as a Community Health Nurse with the MCA Department of Health.

Throughout her years with the Department of Health, Diane was instrumental in various program initiatives, such as Big Bike for Heart & Stroke, Akwesasne Cancer Support Group, Mammogram Days, Tobacco Prevention/Cessation, and numerous health fairs. Diane was passionate about women’s health and was also a valuable resource for many programs and agencies in the area of Infection Prevention and Control.

Diane could always be seen serving our community with a smile; that care and compassion also extended to her colleagues, who could always count on Diane for a listening ear or gentle encouragement in hard times.

The Community Health Program is home to a special article of clothing known as “Diane’s Sweater” — this sweater has been around and utilized by CHP staff for many years. It will continue to hang and be worn in the Community Health office, a pleasant reminder of the warmth and comfort provided by Diane.

We extend our sincere condolences to her family, friends, and our staff mourning her loss. Please keep Diane and her loved ones in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Please be informed that the Community Health Program will be closed for the day on Thursday, January 12 in observance of Diane’s funeral services. Nia:wen.


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