Darrol John Waker, 94 yrs, peacefully passed away at The Meadows in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on March 17, 2021. Darrol was born in Swift Current on December 11, 1926 to Otto & Elsa Waker. Darrol was the youngest of three brothers who proudly farmed on the Waker Family farm north of Swift Current. After briefly living in British Columbia, Darrol and his parents returned to Swift Current to continue farming. He attended Beatty Collegiate High School graduating in 1944. Darrol married Louise (Lois) Vivian Howes on July 28, 1952 and together they began a bustling life of farming and raising 5 children. Darrol was a kind, hard working man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was fond of spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed landscaping the yard, woodworking, flying his Cessna and doing some traveling around North America. Darrol put his heart and soul into the family farm.
He is survived by his 5 children: Steven Waker (Susan Burrell), Brian (Liz) Waker, Debra (Doug) Sears (Waker), Kelvin (Deb) Waker and Rita Waker. Darrol had eleven grandchildren: Logan Waker (Joanne Booth), Skylar Waker, Kent (Farress) Waker, Danielle (Marvin) Kristjanson (Waker), Morgan (Jessica) Waker, Cathryn (Robert) Moore (Waker), Kristi (Richie Laugheed) Forbes, Kyla Forbes, Kendahl (Jayme) Scott (Forbes), Marshall (Erin Christopher) Waker and Keegan (Angela Smith) Waker, as well as 9 great grandchildren: Baylee Forbes, Kayden Hrynkiw, Brooklyn Hrynkiw, Fionn Scott, Freya Scott, Camryn Waker, Harvey Waker, Lukas Waker and Maverick Kristjanson.
Darrol is predeceased by Lois, his supportive wife of 62 years. He is also predeceased by his parents Otto Waker and Elsa Waker (Bachmann), his brothers Eugene Arthur Waker and Arthur Edwin Waker.
We would like to thank the staff of The Meadows House 9 for their excellent care of Darrol during this unprecedented time of the global pandemic of Covid-19. The graveside funeral service for Darrol Waker will be held on July 2, 2021. We would like to thank Warren's Funeral Home for their expert assistance during this difficult time.
For further information call Warren's Funeral Home 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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