It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Darrell Francis Grainger at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the age of 85.
Survived by his wife, Aletha (Chiasson) Grainger, children Ethyl (Peter) Fournier, Cindy (Warren) Davidson, Sheri (Marvin) Taylor and Darrell Grainger. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and the extended Grainger and Chiasson families. Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Ethyl (Selkirk) Grainger.
Darrell was born in Spring Hill, Nova Scotia in 1937 and moved to Toronto with his parents while still a teenager. He worked numerous jobs until he started his own business in HVAC. In 2017 Darrell had a stroke which left him partially paralyzed. He then moved to Seaforth where he was closer to his family.
Many thanks to the staff at Huronview for the outstanding care they provided Darrell.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Seaforth (519-527-1390)
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Lee, Ethyl & Peter, Rocky, Sheri & Marvin, & my dearest friend Cindy & Warren, I am terribly sorry for the loss of your husband & father, he was a good man. I can feel your pain & as time goes on I have learnt that it doesn’t hurt any less, you just get use to living with it every day. However, as you all know, there is an eternal life after this fleshly one retires, & that is absolutely something glorious to look forward to. It has become the hope I hang on to, to be with my sister again. Without this hope, we have nothing. Lord Jesus be with you all & comfort & hold you close, this day & every day.
Love always & blessings, Suzi (Sweeney) Wilson. xo
To my living children Krista, Samantha, and Tanya. I am sorry for your loss and am pleased you had Darrell in your life.
Sheri and family, so sorry for your loss, sending big hugs to all of you. Jill&Dave Jervis
Darrell, on behalf half of Mark, the girls and I , were so sorry for your loss. May your memories being you comfort. Biggest hugs.
My heart felt condolences to you and all of your family
Cindy, my heartfelt condolences to you and all of your family
So sorry for your loss Sheri and family
Sheri and family
We off our sincere condolences and prayers for you as you mourn the loss of your dear father
Lyle and Cathi Hill
Sheri & family
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Sheri & Marvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lee and Family:
Darrell and you have been a part of my family since I can remember and I was very saddened to learn of his passing yesterday. He and Dad were best friends since they were kids and we always heard about Darrie growing up. Sherri, Ethyl, Cindy and Rocky…we haven’t seen each other in many years but my condolences to you on the loss of your Dad. Lee, I know Mom will continue to be in touch. Know that our thoughts are with you at this time, as always.
Sorry for your loss Lee and family, I know we lost touch but I always was thinking of you Lee and your family, how they were doing . Met up with Cindy a few years back at First Choice.
May Darrell rest in peace. Love Jeannie Harris
To the family, peace and strength.
He was one of the funniest Dads I ever met. He had such lively eyes and a really cheeky grin and that is how I will think of him and remember him.
Sheri and family
My sincere sympathy to you. Take care.
Sorry for your loss, Sheri.
Our sincerest sympathies.
Sandra and Murray Pepper
Our condolences to your family. John and Brenda Hart
Sending my sympathies. Hope you find comfort in the memories and favourite stories you share and hold in your heart .
So so sorry for you and your families loss, think of u often
Linda and Al Colgan
My sincere condolences to all the family, a family that I love beyond words. May the days ahead be filled with love and great memories of a man who reigned in a world that does not exist any longer. I hope the “boys” were there to greet Darrell at the gates so the fun and laughter starts again. We can only hope.
Take care Lee, Boo, Sheri, Cindy and Rocky, With all my heart, my deepest sympathy and love,
Sorry for your loss of a special one in your life. Losing a father leaves a great void but treasure the memories that you have. Aunt Patti