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Doran, Darrel Robert
February 22, 1950 - June 5, 2018
Service:Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00 pm
A celebration of Darrel's life will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm at the Rocky Funeral Home in Rocky Mountain House. All are welcome to attend.
Notice:  Memorial donations in Darrel’s name may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 205 Horton St E, Suite 203,London, ON N6B 1K7.


Darrel Robert Doran 1950-2018
Darrel Robert Doran passed away peacefully at Rocky General Hospital on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Rocky Mountain House at the age of 68.
Darrel was born in Ponoka, Alberta, on born February 22, 1950, the son of Edward and Edna Doran. Darrel rode the rodeo circuit as a saddle bronc rider in the early years of his life before meeting the love of his life, Judie, in Ponoka. From there, they married and moved north to High Prairie to farm and raise their children. After 11 years in High Prairie, they moved south to Rocky Mountain House where Darrel worked as the administrator for Alberta Career Development and Employment for 15 years. Wanting to return to more of his roots, Darrel decided to leave the government. He spent his remaining years in Rocky Mountain House tending to his farm and horses on his own piece of paradise, the family farm just outside Rocky.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judie Doran; his three sons, Sean (Lisa) Doran, Justin Doran, and Richard (Amanda) Doran; his five older siblings, Melda Bragg, Lavern (Gwen) Doran, Joan Gates, Dallas (Mel) Doran, Jean (Don) Lindell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Darrel had a passion for many things but especially music and horses. If he wasn't busy playing guitar, he was busy riding horses with his loving wife and friends. The greatest joy of his life by far was his love for his wife and family. A quote from Judie put it succinctly, "He may not have been perfect, but he was perfect for us".
A celebration of Darrel's life will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm at the Rocky Funeral Home in Rocky Mountain House. All are welcome to attend. Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Memorial donations in Darrel’s name may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 205 Horton St E, Suite 203,London, ON N6B 1K7.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements


Glynis Santee:
My heart goes out to all the Doran family members. Darryl was perfect in the eyes of the younger "neighbor girls" as well, Judie! He was a gentle soul, so loving and kind, handsome and talented with the biggest and brightest smile. I'm so glad we got to visit in the last few months before he passed. You never know what is around the next turn. My thoughts are with you all. I'm sorry I was unable to attend the lovely celebration of life . Darryl's vibrant smile will be forever in my memory. He was beautiful inside and out...he's the one who made bald beautiful!!
Love, light and hugs to all
Pete & Myrna McLellan:
Thinking of you all and sending our condolences. Very sorry for your loss.
Henry and Karen Stelmaschuk:
Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy Judie. We pray for comfort and strength for you and your family.
Ken and Maureen:
Happy trailes my friend! Your smile and gracious being will be remembered by your family and bring them comfort. That last bronc was a hell of a tough one.
J. Brewer:
Sending my condolences to Judie and the whole family. I hope you all find the comfort you need now and in the future.
Amy and Dan Baxter:
Sending much love and heartfelt condolences. I will remember Darrel as one of the kindest and sweetest men I’ve known....and a patient boss.
Dawn Santee:
On behalf of the Santee family, we send our sincerest sympathy to Judie and family and to all the Doran family for the loss of a wonderful man. Great memories and love will hopefully help to ease the pain at this difficult and tragic time. Big hugs.
Janet Janiszewski:
Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Our thoughts are with you all
at this sad time. Janet (Jean) and Julian Janiszewski

Carol and Jim Speiser:

Judie, Sean, Justin, Richard and families, and the Doran family,

Sharing in your sorrow and hoping you will find peace, comfort and strength in the memories of Darrel. Know that you are in our thoughts.
With Deepest Sympathy.
Johnny Lukacs :
Darrel always took the time to say hello and always had something good to say, he will be missed. My deepest and most sincere condolences to Judie and family.
John Lukacs:
The Lukacs family wishes to express our sincere sympathy on your loss Judy! Darrel will truly be missed by us all ! Rest in peace my friend !
Kim Moore:
My deepest sympathy Judy!!! I am so sorry for you!
Charlene Huff:
Condolence Judie and your family
Carmela Lukacs :
So sorry for your loss Judy and family! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave Cuming:
Very sad to hear of Darrell's passing. Our thoughts are with his family. I wlll miss seeing him in the Cutting pen
Cub Wright:
Condolences to Judie and Family. Very sad
Doug & Daleen Cleaver:
Condolences to all the Doran family. Darrell was a great neighbor to us when we lived at the Speight Contruction corner. May you all find comfort in your great memories.We are unable to attend but will share our memories with each other.
Dora & Garry Anderson:
We are so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. Thinking of you all: Judie, sons and the Doran family. You will have so many wonderful memories of Darrell to keep close to you.
Greg and Maria Butterfield :
Our sincerest condolences. So sad for you all.
Pam and Cortney:
Thinking of you all, so sorry for your loss!
Bill and Bettyanne Tompkins:
We are sorry to hear of Darrel's passing. Please know we are sending Love, Hugs, and Prayers in your time of need. Hold on to your precious memories.
Marlene Levinsky:
Condolences to Judie and her family. Darrell was such a kind and friendly man.
Sorry for your loss condolences to the family

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