Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC


Darren Gordon Joseph Stymiest

March 25, 1970November 26, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Darren Stymiest announces his sudden and unexpected passing on November 26, 2019 in Vernon, Brittish Columbia.

Darren was born on March 25, 1970 in Saint John, New Brunswick to Bev and Lorna (McKinney, Barrieau) Stymiest.

He is survived by his children, Raiden and Taylor Stymiest; their mother, Tiffany Karens; step children, Kiauna and Maliaka; the love of his life, Judy Thomas; his mother-in-law, Linda (mama bear); his mother, Lorna (Barrieau); sister, Dena (Peter) Graham; brother, Mark (Robyn) Stymiest; his maternal grandmother, Florence Stymiest; nieces and nephews: Nikko, TJ, Coleman and Makayla; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Saint John and Vernon. Darren was predeceased by his father, Bev; grandfather, Jim Stymiest; grandmother, Georgina McKinney and grandfather, Joseph.

Darren was a huge Montreal Canadians fan and loved dirt biking. He was always adventurous from a young age. Darren had a great love for animals. As a young boy he would always bring home wounded animals and nurse them back to health. He was never without a pet and always had a dog by his side. He enjoyed visits to the lake with his dog, Rein. Above all, Darren loved his children. He spent the vast majority of his spare time enjoying family time and activities with his children and with Judy.

At Darren's request there will be no visitation. A private family gathering will held in both Vernon and Saint John to celebrate Darren's life.


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Darren Gordon Joseph Stymiest

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Donna Moir

December 3, 2019

Dearest Lorna, Dena, Mark and all of your family
I think of Darren often as well as everyone. Its just like everyone says of Darren. How polite. loving and kind person all around. You can be so proud of your family and the loving memories you have of him. As well as anyone who knew him have. I would and so would anyone who knew him, know what a wonderful father he would be. The years have flown by, but special people like Darren will be forever etched in our thoughts. Prayers for you all. Many Many hugs. Donna

Duane & Lorrie Gautreau

December 2, 2019

We will always remember Darren as kind and generous. He had a way of making people feel welcomed. People where drawn to him, and his quick, witty sense of humour. Our thoughts go out to Darren's family and we wish all of you well.

Whitney Davies

November 30, 2019

Reminiscing about the time we first met. It was the summer of 1995, you were the passenger in a grey truck. I vividly remember your long, curly, light brown hair, bandana, and piercing blue eyes. From then on we were in and out of each others lives, as our life paths led us, always seeming to keep in touch until reconnecting once again. I remember the day you let me ride your KX250, I bit it hard, you took me to the hospital and tried to make light out of the situation by pointing out how we now had the same scar on our knee. Your personality was magnetic and your energy was kind and calming. I’ll miss hearing your voice calling out “Whit” or “buds”. You have always and will always hold space in my heart Darren, RIP.

Charlotte Fraser

November 29, 2019

Darren....you gave me strength, courage and kindness during some hard times in my life. You made me feel beautiful, strong and heard. Today I say goodbye but not forever as I know I will see you again. Until next time good friend.

Krista Buckley Bonnevie

November 29, 2019

So sorry my heart goes Dena, Mark and family, I have many fond memories of Darren when we in our younger years when he visited his Aunt Linda's. He was a great guy and adventurous.

Jack Foster

November 29, 2019

He was a good friend and a good fella. we spent alot of crazy times together in my old buick. There was him, Bobby , Kevin, Martin and me, driving around having a blast.
I am very saddened to hear this. You will be missed my brother.

Dj Bonneau

November 29, 2019

Sorry to hear of this sad news. He was a good man. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his children and the rest of his family
Rest easy bud.

Dawn Spragg

November 29, 2019

You were always a breath of fresh air, I remember when you moved in next door and we all became friends ❤
My sympathy goes to your family at this time of loss. Mark and I will always smile when we think of you
Rest in peace Darren

Sylvia Briggs

November 29, 2019

Sending comforting hugs to Lorna, Deana and Mark. Sorry to hear the passing of Darren.

Wanda Weston

November 29, 2019

I would like to extend my condolences to Lorna as well as Mark and the Stymiest family for your loss. Will be keeping you in my thoughts over these difficult days.