On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, Darryl McDaniel,
age 47, left our world after a brave and heroic battle with
cancer that inspired all who knew him. First and
foremost, Darryl was a caring and loving father to his six children, Sullivan, Olivia, Bailey, Christopher,
Jessica, and Jonathon. He is survived by his wife Becky, “the love of his life”, as well as his mother Lois, his
siblings Rick (Shelly), Margaret (Ron) and their families, who will all miss him dearly. Darryl was predeceased by his beloved father, Richard McDaniel in 2007. Darryl was a treasured son-in-law to Sandra/Fred St. Germain and Doug/Irene McHolm, brother-in-law to Laura/Pat Nixon and Sandy/Craig St.
Germain, and uncle to his many dear nieces and nephews.
Darryl was born on July 30th, 1968, in Prince George, B.C. and spent most of his childhood in Terrace, B.C. Following his education, Darryl entered the Food and Beverage industry where his passion for business led to quick success. He was a driven, ambitious, and talented entrepreneur who taught the values of tenacity, integrity and positive thinking to many. In 2005, Darryl met Becky,
and together, they began a cherished new life with their children: a life blessed with happiness, love, respect and courage. Darryl had many passions in life and the top of this list was life itself. He was an avid curler, he loved to travel, and he
always had a story to tell. Darryl loved simple things such as spending time in the backyard with his friends and family while cooking for a small army. He was brilliantly creative and was sought after in the Food and Beverage
industry to develop innovative business concepts. Darryl knew how to hunt for
exceptional opportunities and always chased them as hard and fast as he could. There was never a lack of supreme effort in any aspect of Darryl’s life.
Darryl’s wish, and one that is truly representative of his positive approach to life, is to have his friends and family celebrate the time that he was granted in this world. In lieu of a funeral service, there will be a celebration in the fall, details of which will be organized shortly.
Finally, a sincere thank you to all of Darryl’s relatives and friends, both near
and far, who touched and enriched his life, even if in a very small way…those who believed in his skills and talents, those who encouraged him through his fierce battle with cancer, and those who supported this phenomenally strong and
courageous man to live to the end, the way he wanted to live.
Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to McNally House Hospice
located in Grimsby, Ontario, http://www.mcnallyhousehospice.com
Arrangements entrusted to Stonehouse Whitcomb Funeral Home,
11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905)945-2755.
Online condolences may made through www.smithsfh.com
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”- Theodore Roosevelt