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Born: Jan 02, 1964

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2019

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January 2, 1964 – August 29, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Darryl Hammond announces his passing on August 29, 2019, at the age of 55, at Toronto General Hospital, with his family encircling him with love.
Darryl will be affectionately remembered by his lovely wife of 32 years, Michelle (nee Schoonbaert); and his children, Chelsea (James and Taydem), Cassandra (Cody), Mackenzie, and Spencer. Darryl will also be fondly remembered by his parents, Dorothy and Keith Hicks; his brothers, Kelly (Patsy) Hammond and Jason (Sarah) Hicks; his sisters, Cyndi (Allan) Stewart and Shari (Larry) Vendsel; his sister-in-law Ruth Hammond; in-laws, Brad (Christine) Schoonbaert and Danielle (Sean) Carroll; and beloved nieces and nephews.
Darryl was predeceased by his father Clayton; brother Dennis; nephew Clayton; and niece Jessica.
Darryl lived life full on with love and generosity, humour, perseverance, and hard work. His big smile and quick wit brought fun and joy to all who knew him. Darryl was raised in Boissevain, MB and attended Brandon University and University of Victoria, where he attained his Master’s Degree in Economics. He worked hard from a young age and had a rewarding life. Darryl developed and managed the RoadWise safety program at MPI, and was a Communications and Marketing Specialist who taught at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and at Red River College in Business Communications and Management until the end of his career. He was a contributing author on a number of publications in the areas of Business Administration, and Communications, including co-writing a textbook.
With his family and friends, Darryl was the king of fun. There were nonstop adventures with weekends at the lake soaking up the sun, captaining his boat and taking the kids water skiing, tubing and fishing. The family enjoyed road trips to British Columbia and day-to-day humourous encounters. Every event in Darryl's life had a beautiful, matching music playlist. At home, Darryl made delicious meals and would serve them saying, "made with love." He could design and build whatever we asked for (especially if he could buy a new tool). He always looked for ways to help others, expecting nothing in return. His love for others was deep and true.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darryl's honour to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 05, 2019

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathies for families loss. - Posted by: Paul Anderson (Relarive) on: Dec 06, 2019

  • Thinking of you Michelle , and your family. Cherish the memories and happy times . Too young...too soon 😢 - Posted by: Barb Laval (Friend of the family) on: Sep 08, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss Michelle!💔 You will be in our thoughts especially today and in the days ahead! Our deepest sympathies to you & your family. - Posted by: Brent & Cindy Lesy (Friends) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Thinking of you Michelle and your family at this difficult time. Cherish the memories. - Posted by: Joanne and Kevin Tannahill (Friend ) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Michelle, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Debbie Phythian (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2019

  • Deepest condolences Michelle & family at this difficult time. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Janet Gatta (Friend/colleague ) on: Sep 06, 2019

  • Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and Dad. Take care of yourselves and stay close as you always have. - Posted by: Don and Doreen Vanhove (Cousins) on: Sep 05, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences to Michelle and Family. May his smile and memory live on in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Tony & Sandy (Neighbour) on: Sep 05, 2019

  • I worked with Darryl at Red River College. We also had a shared interest of the Winnipeg Jets, and shared season tickets with others in the group. He was quick with a witty comment and to laugh in return. Kind, generous and fair, he will be missed by family and friends. - Posted by: Glenn Davis (Co-worker and Jets fan) on: Sep 05, 2019

  • We were shocked and sorry to hear of Darryl's death. We will always remember him out on the lake with the kids. He was such a going concern. To Michelle and all the family we send our sincere condolences. Unfortunately a conflict in date will make it impossible for us to attend the service on Saturday. - Posted by: Ruth & Howard Fairbairn (Friends from Lake Max) on: Sep 05, 2019

  • I had the great fortune of working with Darryl at MPI when he was the manager of Road Safety. He was a true professional in every sense of the word: deep thinker, passionate about road safety and respected by his staff. His sense of humour was second to none. While I haven't worked with Darryl for years, I still fondly remember his positive contributions to MPI, and the first-class man he was. To his family: please accept my deepest condolences. Darryl was truly one of a kind. Gone, but not forgotten. - Posted by: Brian Smiley (Former colleague) on: Sep 05, 2019

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