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Randal Arthur Darlington

September 2, 1959 - December 2, 2018


Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure

-Eric Clapton


RD was born in Saskatoon SK on September 2, 1959 to Calvina (Kelly) and Arthur (Art) Darlington. He passed away on December 2, 2018 in Powell River BC from cancer.

RD is survived by his wife Heather, his daughters MacKinley (Liam and their children Evan, Edison and Hatley) and Randi (Eric and their children Sophie and Abel); his siblings Carrie, James and Robert and their partners; his cousins Doug and Pat and their spouses; as well as his nieces and nephews (Jennifer, Kevin, Justin, Chad, Kimberly, Kenneth, Brandi, Alyse, Paige, Tayler, Merissa, Kodi, Franklin and Emiley) and their families, which he adopted like his own.

Friends and family were his reason for living and loving life. Even after his prostate cancer diagnosis, socializing and spending time with loved ones remained a constant. There wasn’t a party, dinner or campfire that RD didn’t have the perfect tunes for.

RD started working for PFRA when he was 18 years old and was very lucky to work alongside some of his very best friends. RD spent most of his summers at Emma Lake where the family cabin was often packed and so was the beer fridge. Sending visitors to fetch the next round from the old fridge with no handle was a right of passage that always made RD chuckle. During the winter months, he enjoyed snowmobiling and lounging in the hot tub where there was always room for one more. Recently he and Heather retired to Powell River to be closer to their oldest grand kids. After a few short months, their guest book was already full. RD was quick to make friends and his easy going, patient and loyal personality made everyone feel welcome.

Celebrating life sounded better to RD than a funeral so raise your glass and help us toast this loving husband, father, brother, uncle and the best kind of friend. Scoli Oli!

A wake and celebration of life will be held in the coming days.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kathy Kusch
Relation: Aunt through marriage.

So very sorry for this huge loss…your all in my thoughts and prayers.
Thankful to have known him.

From: Heather Chatfield
Relation: Friend

Heather and family, we are thinking of you at this time! RD also gave us a good laugh and had many stories to share whenever we were around you guys! Prayers and hugs from us

From: Helen Crowther
Relation: Friend

To Heather, Mackinley and family and Randi and family….we are so very sorry to hear of RD’s passing. He was such a great fellow who will be remembered with true fondness by so many people, especially those of us who knew him as the great dad and friend to so many here in Saskatchewan. Don and I have many memories of the Darlington household and the always welcome open door. We are so very sorry for your loss and wish for each of you peace and comfort in the love you all shared.

From: Warren, Joni and family

You will be missed our dear friend! All our love, light and hugs to Heather, MacKinley, Randi and your wonderful families!

From: Julie Thode
Relation: Friend from Clavet

I remember RD as a fun loving guy. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of all his loved ones through a difficult time.


Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Rd. I worked with Rd. at PFRA for many years. Bill Fitzsimmons & FAMILY .

From: Kristen Gilchrist
Relation: Close family friends

My memories will never fade of this wonderful man, father and friend!! In the eyes of this girl as a small child inwas always shy around RD when he came to the house to pick up or drop off my dad, mainly cause to me he was SOOO tall lol!! My deepest condolences to the Darlington family, all my love!!

Kristen Gilchrist

From: Oneil Carlier
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to Heather and family. So many good times both at work at PFRA and the many social occasions. Grey Cup parties to staff curling bonspiels. Some of the best times of my life and a large part of that was due to the generosity of Randy and Heather. I often think of those PFRA days and how glad I am to have known RD. R.I.P.

From: Terry Fedorchuk
Relation: A good friend.

So sad to hear RD’s passing. Though we lost touch in the last few years, I still consider him a very good friend. We had many many laughs together, golfing, times at the cabin, the Grey cup celebration in 2003. Far too young.

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