We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel
It is with deep sadness that I announce : Darryl passed suddenly July 27 , 2021 . Born October 8 , 1947 in Ladysmith BC . Survived by his wife of 42 years (friend and partner for 46) Pat , Daughter Jeanelle (Alex), son Shane , grand daughter Emma ,and son Keith (Cynthia )
Darryl had 2 loves in his life . The first was his family and he did whatever was necessary to provide for them . His family moved a lot when he was young and he was passionate about finding the perfect home for his children and staying there so his children would be able to attend schools in the same area and make life long friends. That perfect home was in Whonnock BC .
His second love was moose hunting . He went to the Prince George area every year and most years came home with game . He loved to introduce people to moose meat in very creative ways . Many friends and family were converted by him . One of his most precious memories was his granddaughter Emma’s introduction to moose meat (as he described it ) opening her mouth after each piece like a little bird looking for more .
Through the years , Darryl worked at many jobs . If you look at some of the high rises in West Vancouver , many of the windows in them were installed by the company he worked for when he was in his 20’s . He managed a catering company for a couple of years . He worked as a sand blaster/ painter for a couple of years , then in the early eighties , he took a course for his class one air and got a job with a company that delivered home heating fuel . He drove fuel trucks for over 35 years ,delivering everything from home heating oil to jet fuel and gasoline . He delivered locally and as far as Terrace BC .
A family sent this when she heard of Darryl passing . I had no idea he had done this .
It always hurts to say good bye if you get the chance. Last night we got the news of a guy who danced off to heaven telling no one he was leaving. It is said a man who wakes up full of plans for the day but instead finds himself being welcomed into heaven is a lucky man indeed. No notice required for eternity in heaven.
This guy that left I haven't talked to in at least a hundred years.
This guy was kinder than anyone ever knew. When we were a young struggling family with no extra at the end of the month and an oil furnace in a leaky old rental home as a heat source - this guy would just show up at the end of the day and empty the remains of his oil delivery truck into that old pig of a furnace tank. I remember being able to turn the heat up so we could take the jackets off the kids in the house without worrying. Then when we got together there was always extra for me to take home. No expectations - he was just a kind man.
Now there isn't a chance to say another thank you or goodbye but as his friends and family in heaven welcome him with open arms we can pray with thanks that this guy was in our lives.
Rest now in peace Darryl - say hi to our Moms and Dads and Auntie Jean.
He would go out of his way to help friends and neighbors over the years . Whether it was sharing his knowledge ,helping with a chore , or slipping them a little cash to get them through ( don’t tell Pat ) he was there .
He will be missed by all that knew him .