South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB


Darrel Jackson

December 2, 1954May 7, 2020

Darrel Jackson passed away peacefully at home on May 7 at the age of 65 years. Darrel is lovingly remembered by his partner, Brenda Kemlo, his sister, Sue Jackson (Dan), brothers, Richard, Don (Sharon) and Dave Jackson. Darrel is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews along with many close relatives and friends, in particular his lifelong buddy Al Jacobsen.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Frank Cunningham for his kind and compassionate care, which Darrel found so comforting. Deepest gratitude to Anna Stuewe, Darrel’s palliative home care nurse.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust and specify Home Care Palliative Care, (secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/sslpage.aspx?pid=387).


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Marg Quan

June 4, 2020

I recall some of the funny stories he shared with me whenever we met at a social function (Stampede parties, Christmas parties etc) put on by an oil company.
He was a kind man with a great sense of humor and always willing to help.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the Jackson family at this difficult time. God bless.

Christy Lilly

June 3, 2020

A man of incredible wit. A man of incredible determination. I will forever remember Darrel. We worked together at Time Seismic for years. I always knew he was up to no good when it was quiet in the office. He made me laugh on a daily basis, either finding him under his light table with his pillow, or us throwing darts at Edmonton on the map on his wall, or him being incredibly funny on the intercom in the office. I am so sad to hear you are gone Darrel. Condolences to all.

Sue Jackson

May 26, 2020

Darrel, our adventurer
He recently expressed he had no regrets and that he had lived life on his own terms.
A man, my brother who lived life to the fullest with his entrepreneurial spirit and his love of the outdoors.
May you be free of pain and enjoying your favorite pass time, scuba diving - where ever you may be.
You were a trooper till the end - Brenda we love you so much for taking care of him.

Sue & Dan

Elona Nessel

May 22, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Brenda and the Jackson family. Darrel was so special to myself and his uncle Allan. Anytime we had occasion to go to Calgary we made a point of visiting with Darrel and having lunch. Many laughs were shared. He was one of a kind and will be forever missed. Elona Nessel

Barb & Barry Brackett

May 15, 2020

Brenda & Jackson Family,

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Darryl and send our heart felt condolences. We will miss Darryl, his smile and laugh, our poker nights and our very much enjoyed trips to Vegas. A place where things are lost and found again. Where good laughs, good food, a good cigar and good times are spent together.

We will miss you but know you are no longer in pain and you are now with friends and family who passed before you. We will think of you often and always with some kind of special memory and a smile.

Love Barb & Barry

Ron Routledge

May 14, 2020

I didn't know Darrel for very long but he made a quick impression as one of the most honest, well meaning, and likeable persons I've ever met. Working with him was fun. He'll be missed that's for sure.

Cindy Haley

May 14, 2020

Cousins always share special memories and times. A wonderful smile that makes us think of you.
Your family will forever miss you. Our condolences and prayers go out to all of you.
Love from Cindy, Wade and our northern family.

Richard Jackson

May 13, 2020

My brother.
A good man too soon gone.
A dreamer.
A worker.
A helper.
Multi talented.
A winner.

A man that never said no to anyone that asked for help.

I will miss him.
My whole family will miss him.

Did I say he once saved my life on a whitewater trip? Well he did. I am grateful. And here I am and he is gone.

A good man too soon gone.

So long, Pal. See you on the other side. I’ll be along soon.

Janet and Richard Ozubko

May 13, 2020

My memories of Darrel will always bring a smile, as he always did in person. He was an amiable companion, private person, and witty comforter in times of sadness or stress. I loved that our last contacts were via online word games (each of us winning and losing). Our deepest condolences to Brenda and the Jackson family.
May your lingering memories be happy ones. We will all miss him.


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