It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Darrell Harry Fowler, aged 70, on November 23, 2022 from a rare type of cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and beloved furry walking companion, Tasha.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Francine (Roussel) Fowler, daughter Melanie (Kevin) MacMullin, son Eric, brother Steve (Sally) and nephews, Mark (Melanie) and Chad (Sarah). He is also survived by his father-in-law, Claude Roussel (Raymonde) and sisters-in-law Denise, Claire (Marty), Suzanne (Gilles), Huguette (Danny), Sylvie (Guy), Sonia and several in-law nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Georgie (Dixon) and his father, Harry Borden Fowler.
Darrell grew up in Oxford, Nova Scotia and was fortunate to have many friends in the community. He was very active in a great variety of sports including baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, and curling. Lake swimming and river fishing were only a bicycle ride away.
In 1972, Darrell graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Economics. His first job, following university, was as a Statistical Research Officer with the Department of Energy Mines and Resources in Ottawa. Darrell later held marketing and sales positions across Canada from Halifax to Vancouver, as well as Hawaii and Australia.
In 1990, Darrell started a career as a Financial Planner where he truly enjoyed helping his clients design a financial plan specific to their needs. He incorporated his business as “Designed for You” Financial Strategies in 2008 and retired in September 2022.
Darrell enjoyed many different past times which included traveling, curling (member of Lakeside Curling Club), sailing (long standing crew member with Captain Roland Bourdage), history, long walks with his dogs, and karaoke (which he was known for his jazzy renditions of Louis Armstrong).
He will be remembered for his trademark laugh, his infectious smile, and witty jokes. He was adventurous in his approach to life and career, and truly lived life to the fullest. He was also a devoted husband and father who supported his family in all their endeavours.
We are sincerely grateful for the professional and caring approach that Cindy Bell and the rest of the palliative care team provided us during these difficult times.
Celebration of life will take place in a few weeks with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.