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Born: Nov 30, 1949

Date of Passing: Dec 10, 2020

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November 30, 1949 - December 10, 2020

Darrell lost his courageous battle with cancer peacefully with Maggie by his side.
His life was full of everything that he loved, horses, dogs and the farm. Even in his final months he told people "I love my life and I love my wife." He enjoyed auctions and fishing with friends. He was an excellent horseman and spent his whole life working with them as a rider trainer and outrider both at Alberta and Winnipeg racetracks. He also spent many winters in Florida training and selling polo ponies. In 2000 they bought the farm in Rosser where they still have a breeding and boarding facility.
Special thanks to the family and friends who made these times easier with their support and kindness. "A true friend is a light in the dark." Also, to Dr. Graham and Christine Skakum who made it possible to stay home for most of his illness and the staff at Stonewall Hospital for their care and kindness.
Survived by his wife Margaret (Struthers); sister Hollis (David) Roland, and nephew Scott of Florida.
Predeceased by parents, Edward and Beatrice (Sobkowich) and nephew Darrell Roland.

May you find peace, good horses and
great fishing. You will be missed.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to Maggie and the family over the loss of Darrell. Although we have not boarded our horses since their race track days, we always were deeply appreciative of the tremendous effort Darrell put into them... in so many ways, being there during foaling, training Spike at the track, and just being there for them always... they were his and Maggie’s horses too! It was always such a pleasure to feel welcome at Dunroven Farm. Many people can never say that the life that they lived fulfilled their dream. I believe Darrell did. He was a horseman extraordinaire. As an outrider, he could catch runaway racehorses... no easy task...a magnificent rider and big part of the racing community for years. It was an honour to know him. Rest In Peace Darrell. - Posted by: Ken Park (Horse Boarding Clients/ Friends) on: Dec 20, 2020

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