July 23, 1941 - February 7, 2022
Our dear husband, brother, father, grandfather, stepfather, step grandfather and friend “went to his reward” on February 7, 2022. Darryl was born in Lethbridge July 23, 1941 to Florence and Murdoch McLeod. He grew up on the family farm near Barons and attended Barr Hill School. He went on to attend SAIT, U of A, U of C, and U of L and taught school in various cities around Alberta for 38 years. Most of his teaching years were spent counselling and teaching children with learning difficulties. He will be mourned by his wife of 34 years Shirley Crawford, his brother Ron (Linda), his dear daughters Kari (Chris) and Carmen, his beloved granddaughters Hayden McLeod, Tamsen McKerley, Roslyn McKerley, Jessamine McKerley, and Skye McKerley, Shirley’s children David Gregory Crawford (Heather and their children Maggie, Finn and Will), Leanne Frehlich (Craig and their children Heidi and Dieter), Diane Britton (Darrin and their children Elizabeth and Mataya), and Jason Crawford (and his son Jordan Middleton), and his furry friend Barry will miss him dearly. Darryl was an avid learner, continuous researcher (of movies, recipes, music, and anything else anyone mentioned), insatiable reader (he read three books the week before his death), ambitious traveler, and enthusiastic gardener. He was a master of trivia, had a wry sense of humor, keen wit, and boundless love of family. He and Shirley loved to travel and their trips included Europe, the Mediterranean, Russia, the United States, China, Singapore, and several trips to the Philippines. Darryl and Shirley were active members of the United Church of Canada in every city and town in which they lived. Before COVID you could count on them to set up coffee on many Sunday mornings at the church in High River. Darryl appreciated the warm and loving space created by his wife Shirley and her children, particularly when his own daughters were not able to join him for special events like birthdays and holidays. One of Darryl’s delights was spending time with his grandchildren either in person or by phone in High River, Lethbridge, Toronto, Okotoks, Edmonton, Connecticut, or Virginia. You always felt welcome when you were with him. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved to laugh. His Virginia-based grandchildren will miss games of "Sorry!", his tales of his daughters as children, and his probing questions about what they’re learning at school. He was especially passionate about raising funds for solar panels for the High River United Church. In lieu of flowers please make your donation to the High River United Church by e-transfer to [email protected] A Family Memorial Service for Darryl will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00AM. For those unable to attend, a livestream will be available on Darryl's Tribute page at www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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