January 29, 1949 – February 1, 2020
Darrell Marklinger was born on January 29, 1949 and passed away on February 1, 2020.
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Bonnie & Frank Boogmans
February 13, 2020
It is with great sadness to hear of your Dad's passing. We were first cousins. My Mom was Veronica Montgomery (Marklinger), a Sister to your Grandfather. I hadn't seen your Dad for a number of years but we kept in touch through emails and long phone calls. He was quite a character and loved to talk, especially about all of his family.
I will miss those phone calls with him.
Please except our condolences.
Frank & Bonnie Boogmans
February 9, 2020
I met Darrell at an IT training course while he was working for ICBC. My best friend Pamela was also on the course and the two of them hit if off immediately and were married in 1986. We lived very close and our friendship was strong. Be it family, pets, meals, hockey, entertainment - we shared a lot of time and activities together. When Darrell & Pam moved to the island, the visits were less frequent but we remained in close contact always. After Pam passed away, Darrell and I always enjoyed those long phonecalls, chatting about everything in our lives. I will miss his laugh and his outspoken ideas on the world. Brendy and Erin - my condolences to you. Lean on each other and your families to help you in your grieving time.
February 7, 2020
Erin & Brendon
We are both shocked to hear about Darrell— our friendship goes back 55+ years- we have so many memories in his basement on Casey Drive sitting in Manny’s barber chair— picking phone numbers out of the phone book, pretending we were radio stations and then asking the person we phoned if they knew the singer on the 45 your Dad was playing —- if they guessed right we would tell them a free pizza would be arriving soon!
Or phoning two different pizza restaurants ordering pizza to be delivered to the house up the street and then placing bets which company would arrive first— or ordering a cab and seeing which company would arrive first— the neighbors were not impressed!
In our younger years I loved dying your Dad’s hair, Kate & Manny we’re not impressed as each time it would be a different colour— oh so many memories
So glad I talked to your Dad on his birthday, I shall miss our chats and the emails
Sending you both lots of hugs
Richie & Margaret
February 7, 2020
Hearing of Darrell's passing was quite a shock, as I had been chatting with him prior to his trip to Mexico, and we were trying to set up a meeting in either Victoria or up at his home.
I first met Darrell in about 1968 or so where we both attended a computer programming course in Victoria. When I got job in Vancouver, Darrell and Lorraine graciously let me bunk on their living room sofa for a week or two until I could find a place to stay.
Lorraine was pregnant at the time with their first-born and after the delivery I spent the day with Darrell sprawled out on their living room floor, playing 45 record after 45, for hours from Darrell's huge collection.
We kept in touch from time to time, and in the last few years rekindled our friendship prior to his move to Nanaimo. He spoke fondly of his kids, and was tickled to be heading to Mexico yet again.
Darrell was a nice honest person, and a super friend even though we weren't that close for quite a few years as our paths diverged.
I am going to miss him, and our way-to-long phone calls LOL - man we could talk.
To his surviving family, my condolences and deep sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather.
attached is a photo taken in 1970 at my parents home in Saanichton, with Darrell, his parents and the newborn son (my apologies, your name just will not come to my mind)