Darren Cabral

It is with profound sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing March 1, 2010 of long time Vernon resident, Darren Cabral, at the age of 34 years.

Darren is survived by his mother Maria; father Edward; brother David and his wife Amanda; fiancée Leah; daughters Brienna, Emily and Faith and close canine playmate Oreo. He is further survived by grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in Alberta and Ontario; his future in-laws Jeff and Alice; Andrea and Woody and their children. His family was to grow with his future in-laws that was to be created with his and Leah’s wedding in June. Hundreds of friends and acquaintances will also miss Darren’s ever present smile and passion for life.

We invite everyone to come and help celebrate Darren’s all too brief life and contributions to our lives. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Vernon Golf and Country Club, 800 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon, BC with Pastor Rick Corak officiating. Please wear your favourite blue attire to create a “sea of blue” in honour of Darren’s love for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Darren’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or NOCLS. The family would like to sincerely thank the efforts of Darren’s amazing physicians especially Dr. Chris Cunningham, the staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital in all their efforts to keep Darren with us. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@pafs.net