PEAKES, Darryl Ottorino

September 22, 1946 – May 9, 2019

At the age of 72 years, Darryl Ottorino Peakes passed away with peace and grace on May 9th with his family by his side.  Darryl was dearly loved by his wife Christine, daughters Julie and Jeanette (Wayne), grandchildren Matthew, Grace, Kenzie and many loyal and caring family and friends.

Darryl was born in Birmingham England and immigrated to Fort McMurray Alberta in 1980.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cheering on the Edmonton Oilers.  He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandad.

A Celebration of Darryl’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 (114 Fifth Ave, Cochrane, AB) on Thursday, May 16th.  Doors open at 12pm and a service will commence at 1pm. 

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Foothills Dialysis Unit, Dr. Cheng from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Dr. Quinn and nurses at the Sheldon Chumir Center and Dr Kawakami at the Rockyview General Hospital who helped give us an extra 6yrs with him.

If lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada
or the Kidney Foundation of Canada

He leaves us in rich memories.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On May 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm Peggy Ryan Said:

    Chrissy, Julie, Jeanette, Ali and I were so so sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing, Darryl was a very special friend to Ali and I and so is your mom, we have many fond memories and shared many fun and loving times together, we always consider you as family, we may be miles away and don’t speak often but Ali and I reminisce often about the great times we shared in Fort McMurray and of the life time friends we have made over the years , Darryl was a fun loving man who dearly loved his family and was very proud of his girls and grandkids, it was an honour to know Darryl and be part of his family and life, you will certainly be missed my friend, and you’ll be in our hearts forever, love you all and cherish the memories, love always Peg and Ali

  2. On May 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm Aurea Nickerson Said:

    He was such a nice man ,he will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.
    Hugs Aurea and ken Nickerson

  3. On May 14, 2019 at 2:22 pm Janet Eade Said:

    We had so many good times when we lived next to Darryl and his family in Ft. Mac. My sympathies to Christine and her family as they go through this valley. You are going to be missed Darryl.

  4. On May 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm Carol Stock Said:

    My heart will be with you and your family Jeanette on Thursday. I will be there in spirit even though I can’t be there in person.
    Your Dad will always be close at hand as very special and protective angel. Hugs!!! XO

  5. On May 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm Sheila Sears Said:

    Had lots of laughs with Darryl over the years, we were working for Gray Goose and it was wash day for Darryl bus. he pick up the girl’s to drop off at school, I picked up the broom and swept his bus ,when one of the girls came home that night she told her mother Daddy has a maid she swept his bus, We hade lots of laughs about that.
    Darryl will be greatly missed, RIP my dear friend..condolence to his family. hugs..
    Wayne and Sheila Sears

  6. On May 14, 2019 at 5:02 pm Gabriele Klotz Said:

    Our thoughts and our hearts are with you and your family Jeanette.
    This is a difficult time but your Dad will always be with you in your heart. He lives on in you.

    Lots of hugs,

    Gaby, Garth and Daniel
    A big hug from Daniel for Kenzie!

  7. On May 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm Clora Cortes Said:

    My deepest condolences to the family; Daryl was a very well respected man; and was a pleasure to work with; but he will still be with you in spirit; Rest In Peace Daryl❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. On May 14, 2019 at 5:29 pm Shannon Simmonds Said:

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He will always be with you in spirit.

  9. On May 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm Kerrie Hamilton Said:

    My deepest sympathy to you Jeanette and your family.I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing.

  10. On May 14, 2019 at 8:11 pm Angie Mitchell Said:

    We wish to express our condolences for the loss of your dad. So much love and prayers as you all make your way through this grief. Know a friend is always around to talk. Love the Mitchell’s.

  11. On May 14, 2019 at 10:44 pm Linda and Brian White Said:

    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time, Darryl was such a lovely man, fantastic husband father and grandad and we know a wonderful friend to many people. When he came home to England we had many happy times with him and Chrissy, Darryl was a wonderful family man, it was a pleasure to have known such a lovely man, our heartfelt thoughts are with Chrissy and all the family at this sad time . R I P Darryl

  12. On May 15, 2019 at 9:43 am Betty and Skip Sanders Said:

    Christie and family, Sorry to hear of your loss, You are in my prayers . Thinking of you all .My prayers and love are with you!

  13. On May 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm Deena and Megan Said:

    Dear Jeanette and family: We’re never ready to say goodbye to a loved one. You will be reunited some day. Our deepest condolences. Love from the Fishers.

  14. On May 16, 2019 at 8:03 pm Shannon. Said:

    Oh Julie and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I never knew him, but I know he was a great man and father after getting to know you and you! Lots of love to you and your family.
    Shannon. ❤️

  15. On May 21, 2019 at 9:51 am Oliver & Mary Lou Turley Said:

    Chrissy & family so sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this
    difficult time. I will always remember Darryl for his beautiful
    smile. May god grant you the strength and courage
    to get through the days ahead.

    Oliver & Mary Lou Turley.