April 4, 1968 – February 28, 2015
Darren was born in Nelson and graduated from L.V. Rogers in 1986. He then attended Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek beginning his career as a Helicopter Engineer. He had been working in Thailand for United Offshore Aviation, he loved the work and the people there. His job took him across Canada and to many continents and countries of the world. His favorite place was Ecuador where he hoped to retire one day.
Recently Darren was having health concerns and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital, his family by his side, cared for by the amazing staff of the Intensive Care Unit. There are no words to express how much the care they gave Darren is appreciated by the family.
Darren was dearly loved by his daughter Cydney, parents George and Kathleen Heer, brother Steve (Lynn), niece Jessica Heer, and special friend Judy Rankin, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Jim and Lillian Sommerville and William and Margaret Heer.
He will be always missed for his generous heart, caring ways and quick wit.
When you awaken in the mornings, hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still, in each new dawn.
There will be no service at this time, but a Celebration of Life at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Blaine Krist of:
Graham Funeral Home
5920 Kootenay Street, Oliver
Your message of condolence and fond memory of Darren may be shared at www.grahamfh.com