Darryl Kenneth Erichsen was born on October 20, 1971 to parents Donald and Karen Erichsen, at Stettler, Alberta. He passed away in Calgary on November 14, 2013.
Darryl attended school in Botha, AB from Grades 1-9, and high school in Stettler, AB. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana in 1995, and was employed as a manager at an environmental consulting company in Calgary.
Those close to Darryl remember him as a kind, compassionate person with a gentle heart. He was a man of integrity that could always be counted on. Always a daring adventurer, Darryl enjoyed outdoor activities, especially mountain biking, skiing and surfing. He played many sports including hockey, football, volleyball, and rugby. Darryl loved music, especially playing the guitar, and he also liked to travel and re-build cars. He was an intellect who liked to explore history, religion and psychology among other things. He adored his children and cherished the time he spent with them.
Darryl is survived by his family: children Lucas and Grace Taylor-Erichsen of Sherwood Park, mother Karen Erichsen, sister Donna Erichsen and niece Kristen Heitzmann all of Edmonton. Darryl will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives as well as dear friends. Darryl was pre-deceased by his father Don Erichsen and his grand-parents.
If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Kidsport Alberta (www.kidsport.ab.ca) or by mail to “KidSport Canada – Alberta”, Box 36107 Lakeview RPO Calgary, AB T3E 7C6 or to a charity of choice.