Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel

322 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, ON


Darron Frederick James DeBoer

20 février , 19754 juillet , 2019
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With heavy hearts we announce the sudden death of Darron at home on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in his 45th year. Beloved husband to Patricia (Trish) Leach and loving and proud step-dad to Tyler Storr. Beloved son of Fred and Marilyn DeBoer; brother to Dionne (Shayne) Chick an predeceased by his older brother Duane (1974). Beloved son-in-law of Jack (the late Joan - 2018) Leach and brother-in-law to Kim (Cam) Russell. Darron was loved and will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held at Cresmount Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA.


  • Memorial Gathering mardi, 9 juillet , 2019


Darron Frederick James DeBoer


Brandon Chick

8 juillet , 2019

Uncle darron
it’s so hard to just pick a memory with you cause we made so many together. You weren’t just my uncle. You were one of my bestfriends. I will never forget the times you took us out for our birthdays and told us to pick anything we wanted in toys r us, Except for the big cars. Your music influence was amazing you always had the best taste in music, and played the greatest songs. You used to to say if we guessed the song we would get to pick the next one. Well.. I never got that right so I never got to pick. I can still remember the day you let me drive your car after I just got my license. You swore to this day I almost took the mirror off your car.. but I knew where my mirrors were. I’m going to miss our long talks about the most random things and over competitiveness for videosgames, for the record I did let you win a couple of times. I wish we had a lot more time together. Rest In Peace,
Check you later

Trish Leach

7 juillet , 2019

You were my husband, my lover and my best friend. We chose each other. We shared our hopes, our lives and dreams together. We may not have had much, but we had each other and Tyler. That was all I ever needed. I will always remember the happy times we shared. I will always miss you.You will always be in my heart.
I will always love you

Evan Carballo

6 juillet , 2019

I'm thankful for the years I got to know you, how much you taught me and how readily you took a kid like me under your wing. You had humor that could make the coldest hearts chuckle and always brought light wherever you went. You became my mentor and an uncle to me. I'll always treasure every single Marvel movie premier that You, Ty and I got to see together, its now a tradition that will never ever fade.

Love ya Uncle Darron, catch you on the flip side! <3

Karla Smith

6 juillet , 2019

I shall always have fond memories of Darron on the jet ski and ATV. How he loved to go around the lake at fast speeds but how careful he was with Trish on the ATV. Additionally, he was always so proud and loving of Trish and Tyler. I shall fondly remember him as a fun, caring and loving man.

Laura Shadforth

5 juillet , 2019

We here at HPS are so sorry to hear of Darron's passing.

Darron and his father, Fred, were regular faces here at HPS, they were like family to us.

Darron popped by a couple of times just recently and I am so glad we had the chance to chat and catch up with him.

Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.



Darron F. J. de Boer was born in Hamilton, ON., on Feb. 20, 1975. His parents "chosen" son became a part of their family on June 12, 1975.
Darron was a content and happy baby and his big sister (Dionne) adored him. She couldn't wait for him to be old enough to play with.
It was soon discovered that Darron had a hearing problem; the resultant surgery was completed without much success;
Darron never complained about the hearing loss and he never let it interfere with anything he wanted to do.
Darron excelled in school from the very first day; he loved to learn.
Math was always his favorite subject.

In 1996 Darron was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident that left him with a permanent brain injury. With strong perservance he completed his training in the Plumbing trade at Mohawk College and became a licensed plumber on Jan. 16/02.
In June of 1998 Darron and Trish began the start of their relationship and Darron started to get to know Trish's son Tyler. After 6 years of dating, Darron, Trish and Tyler moved in together on April 17/04. Darron was now a husband and father.

Darron took on the role of father with love and enthusiasm. Darron and Tyler spent time together going to the movies, sporting events and concerts. Darron taught Tyler how to fish while up north at the family cottage. He took interest in Tyler's school work and attended school open houses and helped with his homework.
Darron became a volunteer coach with the Hamilton Basketball Association where he continued to strengthen his relationship with Tyler. He enjoyed teaching Tyler and his team mates the skills needed for their weekly games. Darron enjoyed attending Tyler's Karate class twice weekly. He was proud to watch Tyler spar with his class and always told Tyler how good he was. One of Darron's favorite things to share with Tyler and his friends was attending late night movies. It became a tradition to see the "Marvel" movies on opening night as the came out.

Darron loved and cared for his son, Tyler. He was a proud and devoted father.
Darron was always a kind and loving person. These traits developed even more when he became Trish's husband. Darron took pride in everything Trish did and always spoke with the highest regard of Trish; often commenting "she's such a good girl". Darron and Trish loved to spend time together. Darron took Trish on her first ATV ride and jet ski. Darron was always gentle with Trish and never wanted to see her hurt or scared. When Darron was in Newfoundland for 2 weeks he would either call or text daily to find out how Trish and Tyler were doing and to let Trish know he was okay. He never wanted Trish to worry about him. Darron was a committed husband who never let Trish have any doubt about how much he loved and cared for her. Darron brought Trish laughter, joy, support and unquestionable love. Darron always wanted Trish to be happy and feel safe when in his arms.

Darron loved his family unconditionally. His parents, Fred & Marilyn, whom he would speak with daily, checking how they were doing and what was happening in their lives. Darron always spoke of his mom & dad with pride, kindness and love.
He never finished a conversaion before saying "love you".
His older sister, Dionne, he was very protective of; they often shared in laughter together as they shared stories of their childhood. Darron also had an older brother, Duane, whom he never met.
Darron was a proud uncle to 3 nieces (Alexandra, Shaylin, Payton) and 2 nephews (Brandon, Aidan). Darron loved spending time with them just as much as they loved spending time with him. Darron always said he was the luckiest uncle in the world to have such a great relationship with them.

Darron was a lover of all animals. This began with Tasha, a mutt when he was a young boy. Darron's dog family grew as he had his own family. There was Bob (German Shepard), Doug (Cocker Spaniel), Cassie (Bernese Mountain Dog X), and Winnie (St. Bernard X). Darron devoted himself to dog obedience classes and strived to be a responsible dog owner. Darron also loved cats and was owner to Marley and Tripper.

Darron had a passion for sports. His favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Browns and the Calgary Flames. Darron proudly wore their jerseys every opportunity he had.
Darron also loved to play sports and was a good athlete. When Darron was young he played T-ball and Hardball at Inch Park with his dad as a coach. Later, along side his dad, he played fastball with the West Highland Baptist Church team. Darron also played Slo-Pitch with the D-Backs from 2004 to 2014. He made many lasting friendships with his team mates and was known as the peacekeeper between rival teams. Darron played second base or short stop with the stamina of a 19 year old man, making all the plays and always getting dirty in the process.
Darron loved to spend time outdoors and as a boy went to Kilbear Prov. Park for camping. It was here that Darron discovered his love for fishing and boating. His love for the North continued with vacations at the family cottage for fishing, jet skiing or an ATV ride.

Darron also liked to travel, whether up North or a 2 week road trip to Newfoundland. His favorite trip was to Jamaica where he had the honour to be able to participate on a mission trip with the West Highland Baptist youth group, his father and their sponsors. While in Jamaica, Darron shared in sports with the teenagers; he was so impressed with how little they had and yet they were content and happy. Darron always said this was the highlight of his life.
Darron had a great love for music and started each day with music playing loudly.
He enjoyed Raggae, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, and Rap. His favorite artist was Lionel Ritchie; every morning he would loudly play "stuck on you" as he sang along doing the actions. Darron enjoyed seeing bands playing live and attended many concerts, The Tragically Hip, Beck and Nine Inch Nails to name a few. His favorite concert was Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers in Toronto with Trish.

Darron was a good friend to everyone he met. He was always willing to offer advice, house sit or help with plumbing. He was a good neighbour to the senior citizens on his street; cutting the lawn, winding hoses in preparation for winter, shovelling snow, what ever he could help with. He did these tasks willingly and never expected anything in return.

One of Darron's favorite seasons was Christmas. He would start shopping in January and would shop the whole year through. He loved to give presents to family and friends; he was excited to find the perfect gift. Christmas dinners were always fun as he shared his sense of humour. Darron started a Boxing Day tradition with his parents, in-laws, Trish & Tyler as he ordered Chinese food and had everyone over to his home.
Darron worked as a licensed Plumber from 2002 along side his dad in the family business. He did this work for many years until he was no longer able to do so as he dealt with the constant pain. When work ended, Darron put his attention to renovations in his home and starting a flower garden for Trish, with an added vegetable garden growing tomatos for his dad. He always was available when needed to assist whenever his mother and father-in-law called. Darron enjoyed spending time swimming at the home of his brother and sister-in-law.

Darron lived his life to the fullest. He was quick to humour, ready for adventure, willing to help anyone in need and always brought joy, laughter, love and smiles to his family and the friends he cherished.

Darron passed away on July 4, 2019 at the age of 44. His celebration of life was held at Cresmount Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 9, 2019. His interment was held at Woodland Cemetary on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.

Darron will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father, a beloved son, a caring brother and a loving uncle. Darron we will remember the joy, laughter and love you brought into our lives.

Never Forgotten!