Darren Krivoblocki was born on October 25, 1964, the third child of Bud and Grada Krivoblocki. Darren passed away at his home on the farm on September 2, 2022.
He leaves behind to grieve: his partner, Margaret McCartney; his daughter, Ally Ryan; his sister, Deborah Veraschagin (Jeff) and their sons, Sean Gould (Natasha, Jacob and Marcus) and Joshua Veraschagin (Breanna, Maskim and Rhys); his brother, David Krivoblocki (Joyce) and their son, Garnet and their daughter Juleta (Daniel, Henrik).
Darren was predeceased by: his parents, Bud and Grada and his previous partner, Shauna Ryan. Darren will be interned at the Liberty Cemetery near the farm.
Darren left us far too soon. But while he was with us he lived life to the fullest. He will be remembered by people in different ways; as a father, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a friend and, for his Vancouver Island family, as “Papa Darren”.
Darren was a farmer, who loved the land but cursed all those rocks. He loved big machines and fast cars. He loved riding his lawn mower and having his own machines to plow the drive in the winter. Darren was interested in and could seemingly fix anything mechanical, from big complex machines to the smallest of things. This was a critical skill to have living on a farm, working on drilling rigs, and even living on Vancouver Island, although it was rust, not rocks, that was the new target of curses.
Darren loved his family history and took pride in what they have accomplished. He also loved road trips, Ritchie Bros. auctions, fishing, hunting, the Edmonton Oilers, the Roughriders, whiskey, laughing, chatting with new people, hanging out with the special people in his life and, in his retirement, the winters on Vancouver Island.
When Darren was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive Thyroid cancer while in BC, he took on the battle. He wanted to make it back to the farm. When he passed away on September 2nd, it was sudden, without pain, and at the one place he wanted to be: home.
He will be dearly missed.
There will be a lunch at the Senior Centre following the graveside service.