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Darrell Blackwell

December 31, 1960 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old


In Loving Memory of
Darrell Blackwell
December 31, 1960 – August 13, 2023

With great sorrow his family announces the passing of Darrell at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane on Sunday August 13, 2023 at the age of 62. He was predeceased by his father Johnny Blackwell.
He will be missed by his mother Loretta (nee Gilmour) Blackwell-Young, his children Elaine Blackwell (George Kydd), Destiny Sutherland, Darrell Blackwell Jr., Dillon Blackwell, stepchildren Leonard Hookimaw, Miranda Hookimaw, Priscilla Blackwell, and his grandchildren Logan, Clark, Wade, Autumn, Adalynn, Dakota, Daniel and Kaydence, Payton along with their mother Hilary Edwards.

Darrell was the brother of Jimmy Blackwell (Jennifer Carey), Carroll Blackwell, Lorrie Cheff, Percy Toal Jr. and Noella Blackwell, mother of his children Dillon, Darrell Jr, Pricilla, Leonard and Miranda. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Darrell was the kind of man that would drop whatever he was doing to help someone. He always went above and beyond for those he loved.  He loved drawing and colouring. He loved going for walks or car rides with his little buddy Kiki. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren he loved wood working and enjoyed building benches. He spent a lifetime being a taxi driver and enjoyed meeting new people. Anyone who met Darrell instantly became friends.  He could walk into a room full of strangers and leave with new friends. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. 

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at Irvine & Irvine funeral home, 70 Seventh Ave, South, Cochrane on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm and also on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am followed by a few words.

Darrell will be laid to rest at the Birchill Cemetery.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Lady Minto Hospital – Hospice Room, Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes and would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, to share your memories or photos of Darrell please visit

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August 16, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Irvine & Irvine
70 Seventh Avenue South
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

August 17, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Irvine & Irvine
70 Seventh Avenue South
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

August 17, 2023

11:00 AM
Birch Hill Cemetery


Hôpital Lady Minto Hospital - Hospice unit
241 Eighth St., Cochrane ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 1-705-272-7200

Société Canadian Cancer Society
176 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 9, North Bay ON P1A 2A8
Tel: 1-888-208-2125

Diabetes Canada
200-235 Yorkland Boulevard, Toronto ON M2J 4Y8
Tel: 1-416-408-7141


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