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Born: Jan 08, 1954

Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2023

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January 8, 1954 - February 24, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce Darrell's peaceful passing after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on February 24, 2023, at the age of 69 years.
Darrell is survived by his loving wife Faye, who cared so well for him in his final weeks. He will be deeply missed by his three sons, Nathan (Kirandeep), Steven (Manon) and Justin (Monica), and their mother Louise; his grandchildren, Aman, Maya, Carter, Alexcia, Annick, Marco, Miguel, Kaylee and Xander; Faye's children, Thomas and Cherie (Chris); as well as his sisters, Darlene (Albert) and Linda. Darrell was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Edna May (Stroud) Hall, his sister Maureen and her husband Neil Jackson, brother Ross, and brother Brian.
Darrell was born in Brandon but moved throughout rural Manitoba during his childhood. He graduated from MacGregor Collegiate, then went on to Red River Collegiate to pursue mechanics. He married Louise and together they had three boys. Darrell worked hard and became a Master Volvo Technician. He took great pride in this achievement and was seen as one of the top mechanics in his field. After his divorce, he met and married Faye in 2007, and had a wonderful 15 years together. They loved going for rides in his beloved BMW convertible, travelling to beaches and playing regular games of pool in their basement. Darrell was Faye's biggest fan and loved to support her art.
Darrell never met a car, appliance or machine that he could not fix. He was known as the "go to guy" for anything that needed repair - he had the determination, focus and stubbornness to solve even the most complex problems. If he wasn't found under a car, he could often be seen puttering around the yard looking for things to fix. Darrell was consistent and reliable - if you needed a hand, he would be there. Family, friends, neighbours all grew to appreciate his special talents when it came to fixing things. He knew the value of a dollar and never walked away from a good deal.
He dedicated his life to God at a young age and tried his best to follow Christian principles. This was evident in his service of others, and was a big way that Darrell showed his love of others.
His final weeks were difficult; however he found such joy in seeing the numerous visitors who stopped by, many he had not seen in some time. He received exceptional care and we want to extend our gratitude to Dr. Shawn Thomas, Dr. Sean Armstrong, the staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital and CancerCare Manitoba.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, 1315 Gateway Road, Winnipeg, with viewing prior to service. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry he was ill, did not know. I greatly appreciated the honest knowledge Darrell would share with me regarding the workings of Volvos. Though short, I am happy he had some well earned retirement time with a family of whom he expressed great pride and joy. - Posted by: Greg kindrat (Co-worker) on: Mar 30, 2023

  • My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gil Belanger (Volvo Owner ) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • I met Darrel in the late 70s through a friend, he was a great mechanic and really did great work. We lost touch over the years but every time I see a Volvo drive by I think of him. Rest in peace Darrel until we meet again. - Posted by: Nick Popovic (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

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