(June 8, 1951 - April 4, 2021)
It is with heavy hearts that we must share the passing of Darrell Rousell on April 4, 2021 after a brief but hard-fought battle to cancer. We loved him and felt blessed beyond measure to have him in our lives. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. We will always miss him and remember the kind, compassionate, loving person that touched our lives and taught us so much.
Darrell was born on June 8th, 1951 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Tom and Dorothy. At a young age, he began his electrical apprenticeship which then brought him to Alberta where he found a passion for electrical design. He worked as a chief draftsman at TWS Engineering for many years before leaving to pursue a business venture of his own. He loved building and running his own business. Darrell loved spending time with family and friends, but was especially thrilled to watch his children and grandchildren play sports, in fact he rarely missed a game. He also loved to golf, travel and go camping. Over the past six years, Darrell and June enjoyed escaping the cold Alberta temperatures to go to Arizona where they met many good friends and had many happy hours. In his retirement he found hobbies such as turning pens and playing the banjo. He believed in God and was ready to be received by Him. He believed his illness gave him the opportunity to share and spread the word of God by confessing to others that God’s plan for him was the gift of eternal life because of his faith.
Darrell is survived by his wife June; his daughter Kara (Cory) Bowler and their two sons Braden and Calen; his son Justin (Leslie) and their son Ryland; daughter Elise (Ray) Schultz and their children Lauren, Ethan and Morgan; as well as June’s children Bryan Kathan and Erin Kathan and her children Marcus and Milayna.
He is predeceased by his parents Tom and Dorothy, and his sister Rhonda.
Due to Alberta Health regulations, a private family service will be held. Inurnment has taken place in the Camrose Cemetery. If family and friends wish to view a recording of the service, please click on the link:
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.