It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darrell Gustafson on November 16, 2014 in Courtenay, B.C., at the age of 45.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Ursula Gustafson, children; Anthony (22yrs), Nicole (15yrs) and Kaitlyn (8yrs), mother Dorene Gustafson, sister Loretta Carlson (married to Roger Carlson and their daughter Trinna), brother Kevin Gustafson (married to Kim and their 4 children Jonny, Aliza, Trevor, Donna plus spouses/grandkids), aunt Verna Warren (married to Gerry and their 3 boys Bradley, Devin (Danielle), and David). Darrell was predeceased by his father Reginald Gustafson “Reg”.
Darrell was employed at Hyland Precast as a Crane (Hiab) truck driver/operator. He loved driving trucks! His previous careers included working for another precast company in Langley, B.C. on the Mainland and also as a fuel truck operator, fuelling airplanes at YVR. He received an award for putting out a fuel fire on a commercial plane while fuelling.
In Darrell’s leisure time, he enjoyed playing softball in his previous years and as a kid he loved to play basketball. He also enjoyed football, Super Bowl parties, NASCAR, drag racing, fishing, road trips and exploring, travelling, good food, family time with his wife and kids, and being around good friends.
Darrell was a kind man with a witty personality and liked to joke around. He was a good friend to many. Darrell was loyal and family was most important to him. We are forever thankful for the time we had.
There will be a Celebration of Darrell’s life at the Best Western (“Courtenay Room”) in Courtenay, BC on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2-4pm. Flowers gratefully accepted.