It is with much sorrow that we announce the tragic and untimely passing of our beloved husband, father, son and brother, Darren Alexander Stevens. Darren was born on July 9th, 1965 in Alert Bay, B.C. and was raised in Nanaimo, B.C. He proudly called Lumby, B.C. his home for most of his adult life. Left to mourn his tragic passing is his loving wife, Kimberlee, two daughters; Charnell and JosÃ©e and one son; Dyllen, all of Lumby, B.C., his father, Fred Stevens of Christina Lake, B.C., his mother, Bernice (Bill) Wallace of Winfield, B.C., his mother-in-law, Lyn Le Compte of Enderby, B.C., his sisters-in-law; Kirsten Stevens of Campbell River, B.C. and Eva (Bill) Blair of Kamloops, B.C., his nephews; Kristen Le Maitre of Vernon, B.C. and Michael and Antony Stevens of Campbell River, B.C. and his niece, Heather Stevens of Campbell River, B.C. Also left to grieve is his “Lil Sister” Shelagh Melvin of Lumby, B.C. Darren was predeceased by his brother, David Stevens in a plane crash in 2005. During Darren’s years of life his accomplishments were many and admirable, showing in true spirit the kind, giving soul that we loved. Darren had served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) as an Infantryman/Medic and earned the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Canadian Federation of Chef’s and the Okanagan Chef’s Association. Darren proudly served as a member of the Lumby & District Volunteer Fire Department where he was the ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Fundraising. Darren enjoyed playing Darts in the Local Pub Leagues as well as for his local Royal Canadian Legion Branch #167 where he was also a member of the Color Guard and served as Sargeant At Arms. He was a member in good standing with Vernon Valley Lodge #18 Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Darren was an avid fan of race cars and volunteered many hours for the Sun Valley Motor Speedway Safe-T and Extrication team. His latest accomplishment was to achieve his Journeymans Ticket for sprinkler fitting and enjoyed working with the “boys” at Chapman Mechanical Ltd. Even with all these accomplishments his greatest and most proud accomplishment was when he became a father and husband. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Darren’s Life which will be held at the Lumby Legion Hall (upstairs) on Monday, July 10th, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. with The Reverend Canon Peter Davison officiating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Darren to the North Okanagan RCMP Victims Assistance Program through the Lumby or Vernon RCMP Detachments.
We, the entire Stevens family and our friends would like to express our gratitude to the Lumby RCMP Constables and the North Okanagan RCMP Victims Assistance Program for the compassion shown to us at this most difficult time.
Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)