Darrell Fowler

Darrell Fowler

Dec 30th 1951 — Nov 23rd 2022 (70 years)

Biography

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.

Notes of Condolences about Darrell

Doug & Helena MacKinnon

2 months ago

Our deepest condolences to you Francine and extended members of your family.

We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.


Gil & Bonna Van Amburg

2 months ago

The last time I saw Darrell was at a meeting at the Ashburn Golf Course. Same old Darrell! Lots of personality and a hearty laugh! We’ve lost one of the good guys. Our sincere condolences to Francine & the family.

Harold MacNeil

2 months ago

I knew Darrell from curling at Lakeshore Curling Club and he was one of my favourite guys to curl with and against. Always a smile no matter how the game was going and as I used to say to him: have fun because if you win or lose: no pay raise, no promotion, no demotion and they can't fire you. Keep smiling and be with all curlers on those draws to the buttons, we all need the help. HURRY HARD

Paul Bowser

2 months ago

Am still in disbelieve to hear the news of Darrell's passing. The memories of working with him at Sun Tower will remain fresh in our minds forever. Darrell was not only so upbeat and positive but was the glue that kept the group together. His willingness to share his knowledge and ideas did not go unnoticed. The world is a better place because Darrell spent time in it and his wisdom and laughter will be with everyone who was lucky enough to know him forever. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Allison Edwards

2 months ago

Darrell and I worked together in financial planning. He was a pleasure to work with and a fine man. My deepest condolences Francine and family. I will remember his laugh and smile.

Murray and Louise Smith

2 months ago

Francine, sincere condolences on Darrell’s passing. We worked in the same industry. I remember him well. A terrific person. Thinking of you and family in your time of sorrow.

Jennifer(Black) MacDonald

2 months ago

I remember Darrell from our school days in Oxford. He was one of the athletic& fun guys around school. Sincere sympathy to his wife & children & all who loved him.

Joe Lahey

2 months ago

I actually met Darrell at his Wedding to Francine. Francine worked with me at Canada Post Corporation. I offer my sincerest

condolences to Francine and Family. Although Darrell has passed he will always be with you in Spirit. May God Bless!

Ross Elliott

2 months ago

Darrell and I started our financial careers together with the same firm.

He was a real gentleman.

He became an instant friend as soon as we were introduced to each other.

We worked together with clients on many occasions.

We were learning together and encouraging each other.

We last chatted some time ago on the Bedford waterfront while he was out walking with his dog.

Francine and family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days.



Ron Hatcher

2 months ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Darrell was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. RIP Darrell.

Bruce Walden

2 months ago

Shared a flat in Ottawa with Darrell and Sybren many years ago. Lots of laughs and adventures. Great memories which

will last a long time. My condolences to the family.

Shawn O'Brien

2 months ago

Darrell was a wonderful guy. I remember him as a warm, caring family man who served his financial planning clients with care. I will most remember his infectious smile of love of life. Sympathies to his family and friends.

Pat Brown

2 months ago

I am very sorry for your loss, I remember Darrell coming to our home on numerous occasions, one time he brought your daughter, I think that, she was just over a year old, he was dropping her off atday care, she was the apple of her father's eye, my prayers are with you and your family.

Gary Fortune

2 months ago

So sad and shocked to hear of Darrells passing. I will remember him as a kind and warm person; always with a smile on his face and a positive attitude toward life. Sincere condolences to Francine and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kathy (Stone) MacNeil

2 months ago

Oh my soul, I am so sorry to hear about Darrell's passing. My heartfelt sympathy

and prayers are with you, Francine, your children and extended family.

Blessings, Kathy

Gary & Kim O’Donnell

2 months ago

So saddened to hear of Darrell’s passing. Our thoughts go out to Francince & family. Darrel wasn’t just a financial advisor that helped us get our feet on the ground, but a good friend too. He will be missed.

Brien Fraser

2 months ago

I am so saddened to learn about Darrell’s passing. We were great pals during our Mount Allison years- then sailed the Northumberland Strait, and I was given the great honour to be a groomsman at his and Francine’s wedding. Sadly our paths have not crossed much in later years. But wonderful, fun memories remain.

He was a great guy.

My deepest condolences to Francine, Melanie, and Eric.

Norma (Casey) Mundle

2 months ago

I remember Darrel from our school days, always upbeat and positive, treating everyone the same. A great example to all.My condolences to all his family.

Dorothy and Steven Lane

2 months ago

We are sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. Sending sincere condolences and prayers of comfort for your family .

Ann Marie Clark

2 months ago

Condolences to Darrell’s family and friends. only got to know him from. Curling. He was a great person and curler .Will miss his smile Rest In Peace

Cari vanLingen

2 months ago

What a shock to read this. I was wondering why I didn't see him at the rink this fall. Darrell was one of my favorite curling friends. We used to arrive at the rink at the same time which was later than most! One of the other woman and I used to tease him every time he shot his rocks, by telling him he had great form! He was a great curler and had such a wonderful smile. Sending sympathy and hugs to his family.

Marcel LeBlanc

2 months ago

My deepest condolences to the family, I have many precious childhood memories of Darrell and the family, such a kind person and talented singer. So sorry for your loss, he will be deeply missed. Xox ❤️

Sylvie and Guy

2 months ago

Darrell, we have the fondest memories of the times and laughs that we shared over the years. You and Francine opened your home to us many times and always showed great generosity and kindness to us and our family. We will miss your infectious laugh and great stories. To Francine, Melanie and Eric, it was beautiful to witness the love you have for each other and your determination to create lasting memories even during the difficult last few months. Rest in peace, Darrell.

Daniel and Huguette

2 months ago

We will always remember this fabulous person and brother in law. It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye but we know he will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts. Darell was a very kind man and who could ever forget his laughter which was hallmark to his personality. Yes, we will miss him until we meet again on your sail boat riding a rainbow. Mr. Fowler you were and original and we will never forget you. Our sincere sympathies to you Francine and to both Melanie and Eric. Be well.

Anne and Keith Wilcox

2 months ago

So sorry Mel to hear of your dad’s passing. Condolences to you and your family . Rest In Peace Darrell🙏🏻

Linda Weatherbee

2 months ago

Sincere condolences to Darrell’s family and friends. I went to school with Darrell, at Oxford Regional High School, many years ago (1969!). He was always an upbeat person and involved in sports back in the day.

Margie Gaudet

2 months ago

Dear Francine,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Jane and Don Myatt

2 months ago

So sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing . Thinking of you and your families. Gone too soon

Lee (Swan) Fischer

2 months ago

With sympathy to the Family, I say "so long" to the man with the beautiful smile in the halls of ORHS. Rest easy; play well.

Wayde Lively

2 months ago

Condolences Francine and family. He was a wonderful person and helped me immensely in my personal path.

Donelda Stewart ( Fraser )

2 months ago

My thoughts are with you, the family. We were neighbors in Oxford.

Tom Henley

2 months ago

My condolences in your loss. I grew up in Darrell's neighbourhood and saw him regularly with my siblings. He may have been nine years older than myself but he was always kind hearted. I know he will be missed by his family and his may friends.

Nelson Dobson

2 months ago

Francine, my thoughts are very much with you and your family.


Darrell came into my life as my financial advisor back in early 1991. From the beginning I enjoyed our conversations and humour. We had some great laughs while getting business done.


Darrell’s sunny disposition was appreciated by all, as well as his insight.


My deepest condolences.

Ron Ray

2 months ago

I am truly saddened to learn today of Darrell’s passing. He was a true gentleman and will be remembered as a man with great integrity and honour in the financial services community. May you Rest in Peace Darrell . A life well lived.

Mike Henley

2 months ago

Darrell was my first friend in life, growing up next door and we had a share interest in travel. Very sad to hear and condolence to whole family.

Janet Gough

2 months ago

Dear Francine and family

I am so shocked and heartbroken to read of Darrell’s passing. I have such fond memories of my chats and visits with him as my financial planner.

Please accept my deepest sympathy.you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Gough

David L Moore

2 months ago

I remember Darrell well. We were in ORHS. He was very intelligent, very nice young man, couldn't stop sneezing. I haven't seen him since 1966 but think of him often. RIP my friend

Susan (Wortman) Vaughan

2 months ago

I grew up in Oxford and attended school with Darrell. He was kind, popular and lots of fun to be around. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Dominic Roussel-Malo

2 months ago

My heart goes out to the Roussel-Fowler family. Darrell had a big heart, an infectious laugh, a big smile and a kind, approachable personality that made him easy to talk to. I will always remember the great memories I had with him talking about hobbies, spending time together and going out for drives and sailing. He had a lot of love for his family and friends and it showed. Miss you uncle Darrell, from your nephew Dominic.

Debbie Crozier ( Hyndman)

2 months ago

Met Darrell in Grade 7 when I started at ORHS in Oxford. So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP Darrell.


Margaret peggy Campbell

2 months ago

The world lost a wonderful man dear family I am so sorry for your loss loved his beautiful smile and his sense of humor R.I.P sweet man fly high with the angels God bless family and friends.

Phil Smith

2 months ago

I knew Darrell, mostly as Steve's little brother as we grew up in Oxford. I heard of the adventures he lived. He lived large. Irene and I are so sorry for your loss.

Greg Patterson

2 months ago

I was neighbours for some years with Darrell and family in Bedford. I always enjoyed our talks as he was heading in or out with the dogs. His laughter and that smile were constant, and he was a truly glowing personality. Rest in peace and my deepest sympathies to Francine, Melanie and Eric and all those who were fortunate enough to have known him .

Todd Green

2 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about Darrell. As a business partner of his, I always enjoyed meeting with him and his positive attitude. My deepest Sympathies to Francine and family.

Michele Christopher

2 months ago

Awww dear Francine. I am so deeply sorry to hear of your (and your whole family's) loss. There are no adequate words. I'm thinking of you and am sending love and thoughts of comfort. xoxo Michele. 💔

Jane and Don Myatt

2 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Gone too soon . Our thoughts arec

Denise Roussel

2 months ago

RIP dear Darrell, loving and devoted husband to my lovely sister Francine and a great father to your two exceptional children Mélanie and Éric. Your sense of humour and laughter along with your beautiful deep voice made the Roussel family reunions always special and fun. Keep on sailing in the winds of eternal and unconditional love. Love Denise ♥️🙏😎

Nicolas

2 months ago

An amazing life but an even more amazing man. Darrell, I will forever cherish our time together and the way you seemed to connect effortlessly with everyone around you. There was such a presence about you, and you always showed genuine interest in Gen and I's lives and interests. I will forever remember your iconic laugh that was so contagious and guaranteed to instantly make you feel better. I will particularly remember our time together in St. Lucia where we explored the island over local beers, and I had the privilege of listening to you share your stories and wisdom. We will forever miss you and your inspiration, Darrell. Rest in peace.

Michelle Larade

2 months ago

Although I never met Darrell, your loving way in which you spoke of him was always evident! There was never a hair service that he didn’t come up. You were a great example of a devoted and happy couple. My heart goes out to you and all your family Francine xo

Suzanne, Gilles, Julie, Martin

2 months ago

Godspeed Capitaine Darrell. You have filled our hearts with your love, made us laugh with your beautiful humour and generously gave to your loving family. You will be missed and we take honour of being part of your life. RIP Darrell.

Brent Elliot

2 months ago

Conversation,and sharing a drink of Bacardi rum on Roland's sailboat!


Lorraine Dallaire

2 months ago

Chère Francine,

C’est avec tristesse que je viens d’apprendre à propos de ta grande perte.

Je veux t’offrir mes sincères condoléances.

Mes pensées et prières t’accompagnent en ces temps difficiles.

Sympathies aussi à vos enfants et famille.

Bon courage,

Lorraine


Bill Davis

2 months ago

We are so saddened by this news. We remember our cousin with warmth.

FowlerCarol

2 months ago

What a hard time you are all going through. So glad we got together at the Fowler reunion. A nice picture of him. thinking of you. I miss Mancel so much. Carol.


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