Darrell Duncan Lorimer

Darrell Duncan Lorimer passed away peacefully September 10, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara; daughters, Catherine (Christopher), Suzanne (Jean-Jacques), Julie (Chad); two brothers, Alan and Glen; sister, Janet as well as 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Darrell was predeceased by his parents, Betty and Duncan. Darrell was born in 1941 in Victoria, where as a child and youth he enjoyed many years pursuing his love of sports. In 1959 after graduating from Victoria High School Darrell moved to Prince George to play semi-professional baseball. Missing his family and friends, he returned to Victoria to attend Victoria College where he enjoyed success as a member of the Victoria College Basketball team. During this time, he met Barbara and they were married in 1963. In 1976 they moved their family to Nanaimo for a job opportunity and remained in the area enjoying many years raising their family, travelling and continuing his love of sports through the pleasure of golf. Darrell will be greatly missed by his family for his sense of fun, his interest in all our endeavours, and support and encouragement. It was always a delight to see what new treasures he would build in his workshop for all his children and grandchildren, or the new sale item he picked up for all of us because “everyone needs a light up singing elf ornament at Christmas”. He could always be counted on to be in the stands at our games and offer a few pointers when out on the golf course. We won’t forget your kind words of encouragement and the pride you expressed when we faced challenges, succeeded in goals or were simply ourselves exploring life. Cheers Darrell, thank-you Dad and love you PopPop. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial contribution to BC Cancer Foundation or charity of choice. No service by request.