FATH, Darrell Stephen 1959 – 2017

Darrell Fath of Lake MacGregor County Estates, passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on March 1st, 2017 at the age of 57 years.

Darrell was born on August 20th, 1959 to Phillip and Catherine (Kaye) Fath. He met his wife Sherri Morrison and they had two sons; Carey and Daniel Fath, and were married for 33 years. During this time in their lives, they lived in many different locations, but they were all called home. Darrell and Sherri retired to Lake MacGregor Estates.

Darrell had a strong work ethic. He spent 25 years working for the company, Rife Resources. He started off as an accountant, but he moved up the ladder and he completed his career as a Human Resources Manager.

Darrell was very passionate about music, Arts, and seeing all kinds of new places. He loved his vehicles, his big and small toys. He enjoyed watching and playing football. One of the things he collected was anything related to football or baseball. Darrell may have complained behind closed doors, but he loved and cherished all his pets. He also loved to watch movies and play card games. He loved all kinds of food and he inherited his Dads love for chocolate! He would often partake in desserts which was, but not limited to pies, cinnamon buns or ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, and M&M’s… let’s just say not many people didn’t know he had a stash of goodies somewhere.

Darrell is survived by his wife Sherri, sons Carey and Daniel, his siblings; Glenn (Connie), Allan (Leslie), Linda (Pat) and Gaye (Roy). And numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Philip and Kaye Fath and mother-in-law Jean Morrison.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Champion, AB, Father Tim Boyle Officiating. Interment Champion Cemetery.

Tributes in Darrell’s memory can be made to the Champion Cemetery Maintenance Association Box 99, Champion, AB T0L 0R0 Or Vulcan Health and Wellness Foundation Box 28, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


34 Responses to FATH, Darrell Stephen 1959 – 2017
  1. Trevor Ross says:

    Sonia and my deepest condolences to Sherri, Carey, Danny and the rest of the family. Darrell was one of my dearest friends for the last 33 years and the best friend a person could ask for. His battle with cancer was an inspiration to all that new him. He will be missed.

    • Alison Claytopn & Jasmine Eccleston says:

      Sherri, Carey, Daniel and family
      Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear this news.
      We can’t imagine Darrell not been at McGregor Lake.
      Our heart and prayers go out to you all, at this very sad time.
      Alison, Clayton & Jasmine Eccleston
      34 McGregor Lake

  2. Cindy Friz says:

    Sherri, Danny and Carey,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    I worked with Darrell at Rife for many many years and can truly say that I knew of no one else who cared so deeply for all the people there. His door was always open and his genuine concern for everyone shone through.
    Always time to listen, always time to laugh, always time to care.

    He was a remarkable man and he will be missed by so many.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and in our prayers during this very difficult time.

    Cindy & Rob Friz

  3. Dale Richardson says:

    I express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort during these upcoming difficult days.

  4. Karen Johnson says:

    So very sorry Sherri to hear of Darrell’s passing, I worked with him at Rife for 19 yrs. and he was always one of the good guys, pleasant, positive, hard working and always helping everyone. One of Rife’s gems. He will be sorrily missed by all who knew him.

  5. Carol Dyte says:

    Sherri and boys,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Darrell was always a special friend. I’m happy to have known him for so many years at work. He had a smile and time to chat, even on those days that were difficult. I can’t think of Rife without remembering Darrell. There are so many good memories. And I know your memories will comfort you. My heartfelt condolences.

  6. Addie Brown-Holden says:

    Hi Sherri, so sorry to hear about Darrell. He was a wonderful boss and friend. Truly a very nice guy, my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and the boys in this time of sorrow. Hugs, Addie

  7. Cousin Tim and Sue Fath says:

    Dear Sherri and members of the Fath clan. As I struggling to find words which adequately describe my emotions please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Let your memories of Darrell and the companionship of family and friends aid you at this time of sadness. God bless you all.

  8. Harold & Norma Magnuson says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  9. Kevin Shaw says:

    Very sorry to hear. I’m a second cousin. I got to know Darrell better when we played high school football together. I always got a kick out of his sense of humour. – my condolences.

  10. Donna Fraser says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Darrell.I had the pleasure of working with Darrell for over 20 years and will always remember him as a warm,genuine,caring individual with a great sense of humour.He will be greatly missed .

  11. Bill Ingram says:

    Sherri and family. Darrell was a very special person that we will miss.
    He could always be approached and would listen without judgement. He would instantly became a trusted friend of anyone fortunate enough to meet him.
    Unfortunately I will be unable to attend as I am out of country. We wish you the best.
    Bill

  12. Herb Turner 146 Comoront cres says:

    im sorry for your loss

  13. Sherry Lahey says:

    I am so sad to see that Darrell has passed away. He is definitely with God now. Gone but will always be LOVED, CHERISHED by his family and all the lives he touched.

  14. Grace Fitz-Gerald & Dave Dylke says:

    Sherri and Family:

    Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

    Grace and Dave (78 Cormorant Crescent)

  15. Angela Guenette says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Darrell and will always remember his kind heart, his brave spirit and warm smile. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God Bless.

  16. Jim Boechler says:

    Marlene and my deepest sympathy to Sherri. I will always remember him as one of the good guys in my life. Working and playing soft ball a few years with someone who always had a smile on his face.

  17. Jacqueline Slaney says:

    My sincere condolences to Sherri, Carey & Danny and all the Fath family. I worked with Darrell for many years at Rife and his sense of humor is what I remember most. He fought a valiant battle. Cherish your memories.

  18. Peggy Wasylyshen says:

    I am very sad to see that Darrell has passed away. I will miss him terribly. I enjoyed all the years I worked with him. He was very caring and easy to talk to.

  19. Ken and Sherry Sturko says:

    Sherri, we are so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. He was definitely one of the great guys. I have many great memories of working with him and of course our many years together on the best ever slow-pitch baseball team.

  20. Dianne Holowisky says:

    Dear Sherri, Danny and Carey, no words can express our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your loving husband and father. What a remarkable man he was! Joe was always so proud to call Darrell his friend and I expect that Joe was there to welcome Darrell when he arrived in Heaven. Our family will always miss Darrell, but we will never forget him. Love Dianne, Todd, Gillian

  21. Michelle Poissant says:

    I feel blessed to have worked with Darrell at Rife. Darrell had a sensitive and compassionate spirit which allowed him to easily empathize for others although keeping a brave front regarding his own illness. My prayers go out to you Sherri, Carey and Danny.

  22. Gene Behrens says:

    Sherri. Jane and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Darrell was one of the finest people that I have ever known. He was a very caring and loving person who became a friend to whomever he met. He was a very dedicated person with a great sense of humour.

  23. Michael and Donna Okrusko says:

    Dear Sherri and family, one of the reasons it was always easy for me to get up in the morning and go to work at Rife Resources was because Darrell would be there. I cannot say enough about what a great guy he was to work with and to have as a friend.

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. Regretfully Donna and I will be unable to attend Darrell’s memorial service as we are away from Calgary. Donna and Mike Okrusko

  24. Hank Riggelson says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Darrell at Rife/Canpar for many years. He was one of the most honest, approachable persons I have met and he always took the time to address any concerns his fellow employees may have had. It saddened me to hear how the cancer took bit by bit away from him over the years and yet he always maintained a positive outlook. Heaven gained a real gentleman!

  25. garry warner says:

    Sherri, Joanne and I send our condolences. Darrell and I had many great curling and golf get togethers. He was the master of playing tricks on his fellow curlers. Joanne and I are away and will be unable to attend, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this tough time Sherri.

  26. Eldon Maronda says:

    Dear Roy Gaye Girls & all the Fath family
    Our sympathy on the loss of Darrell- I didn’t know him very well but lived near him and know how long he struggled with this terrible illness!
    Sincerely
    Karen & Eldon Maronda

  27. Cathi & Don Graveline says:

    Dear Sherri and boys. We were so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing and battle with cancer. We have such fond memories of the Behren’s years. I am so sorry that our schedule would not allow us to be there today although we both wanted to. Our thoughts are with you and your boys. Hold close your memories!
    Love Cathi & Don

  28. Frank & Margaret Koenig says:

    On behalf of George, Albert and Frank Koenig and their families, we wish to offer our sympathy to all of the family

  29. Lori Netter Berarducci and family says:

    Sherri and boys, I’m so very sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. I have such fond memories over the many years, with family, working with him and our ice cream runs, his tower of cherry blossoms at Search, and the talks we had, and then working in same building and running into him every once in awhile. Such a wonderful kind, caring and funny man who will be missed by so many. Let the memories carry you through this difficult time and know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  30. Ed and Diane Gades says:

    Sherri and family, we are so saddened to hear that Darrell has left us, however we can all celebrate with the knowledge that he is in a better place. Knowing Darrell in the workplace, playing softball with him or just having fun while doing something different with Darrell has enriched our lives. One of my fondest memories with Darrell is three of us are in my Pickup (with a camper on) Darrell has the middle seat, and we are speeding across his father’s field attempting to race a Jack Rabbit.

  31. Gerry and Glenda (Fath) Cutforth says:

    Sherri, Carey, Daniel,
    Glenn, Connie, Allan, Leslie, Linda, Pat, Gaye and Roy,
    Our heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family today.
    Daniel your eulogy today was wonderful and a true tribute to the man Darrell was. We hope you put a copy of your speech in the scrap book you are keeping for your Dad.

    Love to each and every one of you,
    Gerry and Glenda

  32. Marjorie Blumhagen says:

    Deepest sympathy to Darrell’s family – I will always remember Darrell as such a kind hearted man.

  33. Wes & Deana Richardson says:

    I let a few of our SAIT & other mutual friends know of Darrell’s passing. It was interesting that they all said they remembered Darrell’s smile. I’ll remember that, as well as the frown & a few cuss words when the Calgary Stampeders would make some boneheaded play, usually late in an important game, and lose.

    We always look back with fond memories of making wine with Darrell & Sherri, Trevor & Sonia. Making wine from grapes was a lot of work, but after all the work was done the meals that we shared, sampling our wares, & socializing. That was the best part of the whole process.

    Sherri, Carey, & Danny, we are so sorry for your loss. We know Darrell will be missed by many people, but we he will not be forgotten.
    Wes & Deana Richardson

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