DARROCH, Hector Robert

May 30, 1934 – December 18, 2022

With great sadness we announce the passing of Hector Darroch on Sunday, December 18, 2022, in Cochrane, Alberta, at the age of 88.

Hector was born in Calgary, Alberta, living there until moving to Cochrane with his wife Mary and their family in 1973. Given his love of helping people, Hector proudly worked for 30 years as a Firefighter with the Calgary Fire Department. He also enjoyed working with cars, spending much of his spare time working in auto body repair. Mostly, he was a wonderful husband and father and he was known for being a great jokester. We remember and miss his great sense of humour.

Hector will be deeply missed by his loving family; his children, Terry Darroch (Phyllis), Char Scott, Cheryl McNeil (Joe), Linda Mol (Johnny), Jim Darroch (Carol), Brad Darroch, Trish VanTienhoven (Joe), and Charla Rose Spencer; and his 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Mary, and sons Robbie and Roger.

At Hector’s request, a private family celebration will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca 403-932-1039

  1. On December 24, 2022 at 4:36 am Jackie Marland Said:

    My deepest sympathies and Condolences to you all. May you all find comfort in each other, and your wonderful memories of such an awesome man!

  2. On January 3, 2023 at 6:36 pm Richard Pawchuk Said:

    We are so saddened on hearing the news of Hector’s passing. Hector will surely be missed by all.
    Our heartfelt sympathy & condolences go out to the family from Richard, Amanda, Bernie, Toni, and the rest of the Pawchuk Family.

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