OBITUARY

Danny James Sorrell

14 July, 19499 October, 2021

Danny Sorrell July14, 1949 - October 9, 2021

Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son in Law, Father in Law, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend.

Danny is reunited with his Mother, Father and brothers. He has had dreams of them and has spoken to them daily. Danny always said that his Mother was his best friend and knew she would be waiting for him with open arms. This brought him such comfort. 53 years ago he met the love of his life and knew they were destined to be together. "Lifers" as he would say. Danny and Yvonne started out humble and together they worked so hard to build their "empire". Yvonne was his "Babycakes". They brought two daughters into this world, Shannon and Nicolle. They were his "Pride and Joys" as he would say. He was so proud of his girls. No matter what, he was a devoted Father first. He was our "Brady Bunch Dad". Another one of his greatest gifts was the birth of his Granddaughter Chloe. They had a special bond. He loved picking her up for car rides to their favorite places for treats. He was over the moon proud of her to complete her education with honors and the start of her career. He loved his Mother in Law Christine. She was his "Tuni". He would tease her to make her laugh and she loved every minute. He had two Son in Laws, Dave and Kevin. He loved and respected them both. He was proud to have them for his daughters. They replaced the brotherhood lost in his brother's passing. They had many good times in his man cave laughing and listening to Elvis. Another gift in his life came with Kevin. His Step Granddaughter Daijah. He loved to make her laugh. He was proud of her being in college and what her future will hold. He loved his Brother and Sisters in Law. A lifetime of laughter, stories and memorable moments that he cherished. He had love for his nieces and nephews. He was so proud of the lives they have made for themselves. Danny has crossed paths with so many great friends in his life that he has held dear along the way. Two of his best friends have become brothers to him. Amedee "Turtle" and Joe "Gillis". They were "thick as thieves" and loved them both. Danny loved all of his Grand Puppies and could always be heard "Give Poppa kiss" and then "That's good girls"

Danny was a dedicated and very proud employee of Chrysler Canada for 36 years. He has carried many friends and memories with him after retirement. Danny and Yvonne owned Sorrells Variety for over 20 years. Eileeen, his Mother worked in the store on weekends. Danny would yell "Put that book down!" through the intercom system. She would then respond with "Piss off!" They had many neighbourhood friends in the store and he would often be sitting outside at the table and chairs chatting with people or shooting the kids with water guns.

Danny loved Elvis and Prince. He loved to sing his songs and act them out to make us laugh. He loved to sing Purple Rain. Danny was fueled by the laughter he caused in others. He was well known for his incredible wit, sharp comebacks, one liners and having to have the last word. You can take that "2 Da Bunk"

Services

  • Graveside Memorial Service - Interment of Cremated Remains

    Wednesday, 20 October , 2021

Memories

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Debra Worthington

22 October 2021

Condolences to Dan’s family, so sorry for your loss of a treasured family member.
I have treasured memories of my time in Canada and spending quality time with our long distance family.
Although miles apart our bond was never broken.
It is comforting to know hat Dan had a lovely family who cared for him dearly.
Dan brought a smile to our faces when we heard of his antics , hearing what he got up to, he certainly a character and will be missed.
Dan adored his family, he was a real family man. RIP Dan xxx

Mark Worthington

20 October 2021

Our sincere condolences to Dans family after hearing the sad news of our cousins passing. We have treasured memories of our visits to Canada to see the other half of our family overseas. I will miss Dans humorous messages he would send at all hours via the messenger chat program and we always kept in touch even though we had not met for some years due to the distances between us. It is comforting to know that Dan was surrounded by so much love from his close family during the difficult times. Forever in our memories.

All our Love from the Worthington's.

Carrie Ayhart

19 October 2021

There are so many wonderful things I can say about Mr. Sorrell. First, he had the best sense of humor, always quick with the jokes, and funny stories. He accepted everyone, he never judged, and you could always count on him for advise. I was his mail lady for a short bit, at their new house. They had a community mailbox, and as I drove by the house, I'd look forward to seeing him in the garage to give me a big smile, and wave. You were a great man, who instilled these great values to your girls. In closing he was one of a kind, and I will miss him very much. Hugs to Yvonne, Nicolle Shannon, and Chloe. Be there for each other, with lots of love, and big hugs. Love you all,
Carrie

Tracee Artz

19 October 2021

Uncle Danny was really nice to me and would make me laugh. I always seen him as a father figure to me, I trusted him. My Aunt Yvonne and cousin Nikki and I were watching a scary movie it was called "Candy Man" he snuck upstairs and scared us and it was just so much fun. I would visit him at the store and enjoy our talks. It was nice having a father figure to talk to. I love you Uncle Danny I will always remember you. Love your niece Tracee

Monique Beausoleil

19 October 2021

AlthoughI never met You Mr Sorrell I have to say I felt like I knew you just from the many posts Nicole put on Facebook about your daily antics. You surely were an amazing man. You raised an incredible daughter who showed everyday how much she cherished your love. Rest in peace! ❤

marylou beauchamp

18 October 2021

Yvonne,Shannon,and Nicolle......just want to send my heartfelt condolences to you family..Prayers are sent your way.

Amedee LeBlanc

17 October 2021

What a friend! More like a brother since we met in 1967. Worked together. Drank together. Got in trouble together. Laughed together. Fought and made up like nothing ever happened. Danny was bigger than life and his comedic ways kept me in stitches. We made so many crazy memories in 54 years and we both liked to reminisce about them all when we chatted. I miss him so much already and my thoughts and prayers are with his loving family. Thanks for the memories Danny, you were one of the good ones. Glad to have had you in my life. XO

Nicolle Sorrell

17 October 2021

My Daddio. The first man to steal my heart. He has given me life and filled it with all the love, support, encouragement and hard lessons needed to make me be a good girl. I will always treasure the life lessons given while getting stock for the store Saturday mornings, sitting behind the counter, going to work with him at Chryslers, going along for the ride to do his running around, and sitting by his chair as a kid and throughout my adult life. He was always a Dad first. Sharing peanut butter toast while watching Wrestling on the weekends, and Inspector Gadget / The Flintstones in the morning before he went to sleep from nights and me before school. He was always the life of the party. The jokester, the prank caller, the one liner king, the teaser and the troublemaker. Everyone he came across left with a laugh and a memory. I'm afraid I will not laugh like I did with him and because of him. I will miss calling him every lunch break so much I am afraid to have my first break at work. He fought so hard to defy the odds of his illnesses. He hated being in the hospital but absolutely loved the attention from the staff. We are so thankful for them for laughing with him and giving him back to us so many times. Despite all the things against him, he never lived as a man with any challenge. He was stubbornly independent. He was my hero. He always told us how proud he was and how much he loved his family. I would always hear him scream out "Nikoli" at school plays, concerts and graduations growing up. Whenever I feel lost or scared, I will listen for you to scream my name Nikoli and know you are still behind me cheering me on in my life. Thank you for my life and how you decorated it so beautifully.
Love your son, for 5 mins ❤

Tanja Artz

16 October 2021

My childhood is full of joyous memories of my uncle Danny 😢 his nickname for me was Tanjello even the last time I saw him as adult he still called me that 💔 I love our talks as a teenager when I would hang out at his store. I shared the love of Elvis with my uncle I made him a DVD with specials of Elvis. He's the only Uncle I ever really known and I am thankful I got to be his niece. He sure loved my Aunt Yvonne and will always be with her and his daughters and his greatest treasure his grand daughter Chloe. Uncle Danny you are incredibly missed, cherished and loved and I hold our memories close. Give Elvis a high 5 for me Uncle Danny love always your niece, Tanja aka Tanjello

Aaron Barash

15 October 2021

"Dog lips"...."He guzzled it"...."Blew me outta the water"..."so smashed he can't see his shoelaces"...and of course "take that to the bunk". I'll never forgot those instant classics. Thank you Danny for all those hilarious times. And thank you Yvonne and family for sharing your kind, generous, big- hearted Daddy-O with me. Prayers

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