Sunday, January 23, 2011

Daria's funeral service at Memories Funeral Home

If you are able, please attend Daria's funeral service at Memories Funeral Home 13403 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton AB Canada, Thursday January 27 at 1:00PM. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

If you can’t make it, I will post the eulogy and the picture montage shown during the eulogy so you will have a better sense of Daria’s personality and the things she accomplished in her life.

Thank you,


Sue Flaska said...


So Sorry for your loss. I found Daria through blog land. I was diagnosed 6 years ago, and her words meant a lot to me. Thank you for keeping us updated and for posting the eulogy and pictures for those of us unable to attend. Take care of yourself and know you are in the prayers of many.


ADB said...

Wishing you and all the family strength on Thursday, and the days, weeks and months to come

Anonymous said...

Don - thank you. I will be there for sure.

Cindy Papale said...

Dear Don,

I just learned of Daria's passing today from a mutual friend Mel Majoras. I am so sorry for your loss. Daria and I recently met on Facebook. My condolences to Daria's family and friends. She is now another angel in heaven.

Warmest regards,

Cindy Papale/breast cancer survivor
Author of The Empty Cup Runneth Over

Debra Ward said...

So very sorry to hear that Daria lost her fight with cancer. Please know she will be very missed. Prayers and condolences.

Anonymous said...

our hearts go out to you in this very sad time. you have been in my prayers and will continue to be them. may god give you the strength you need to go through this loss and comfort you with your sweet memories of her.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I am so sorry Don for the loss of your beloved wife. She has touched so many people around the world.

Charmine's Hope said...

Hi Don,
I have just discovered Daria's blog just now. I am so very sorry for your loss. I haven't even gone to the beginning to start her story yet. I just want to say thank you for taking care of her, and thank you for taking the time to update her blog for her. I know she greatly appreciates it. I so look forward to getting to know her and her story now. Thank you for sharing her with the world!

Unknown said...

Online buddy from UK, I am so sad to hear that Daria has lost her unnerving fight against the disease which I even hate to give a name to. I will be with you all in prayer and in spirit on the 27th. good Night God Bless Sweet friend. Sandra

Anonymous said...

Don and family, we will be there in spirit, though we knew her only in the mystery of electronic space....please know that her life and legacy include her blog and her messages to us, her fellow travelers, in life and love and beyond. Prayers are with you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Dear Don and Family,

While I did not know your beloved Daria personally, I always loved reading the messages that she would leave on my dear friend Audrey's blog. She was truly an inspiration for many.

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Daria. Keep the memories of her alive, and speak her name often. Nobody can ever take away the beautiful memories that you have of her.

With hugs and in friendship,

Rosie, Edmonton, Alberta XOXO

Jo's Corner said...

I wish you Peace during this time. Daria was a beautiful, kind soul. I will miss her blog post.
You take care of yourself.
May God Bless You and Your Family ~ Jo

Nancy K. said...

Thank you Don. It seems that you're still taking care of Daria. She is deeply missed.

I pray you find strength in the love and comfort of those who shared your love for Daria. You certainly are not alone in your grief. Yours, of course is 'special' but then again, so was your love...

gillian said...

I will be there in spirit. It seems hard to believe that only last week she was writing this blog.... my condolences to you and your family. Love Gillian, from Johannesburg, South Africa

gillian said...

I just logged onto Facebook and up popped the list of birthdays. Today would have been Daria's birthday.

nancyspoint said...

Don and family, Thank you for continuing to share Daria with the rest of us. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Daria will be missed by many.

Kathy said...

I am so so very sorry to hear of Daria's passing. Daria found me, illustrating the power of the internet to bring we patients and survivors together. I cherish the connections and am sending my deepest condolences on this loss. She connected many of us and shared her story and her strength with so many of us.
God bless and Happy Birthday, Daria.

Anonymous said...

Dear Don,
Know that Daria touched many lives here online, and made all the difference. I want to thank you for keeping us informed and my heart goes out to you and family.

With great Simpathy,
Deb & John Young
Exeter, New Hampshire

Alli said...

Dear Don'

As I have said so many times, without Daria I would never have discovered this blogging community..
She was a kind gentle spirit.. I will miss her..

"Happy Birthday" Daria!!

Love Alli...XXOO

Joanie said...

I will be thinking of you and your family on Thursday.

Daria was a lovely woman and an inspiration for so many people, all over the world! She will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

And now the candle burns in rememberance of Daria....

May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Don, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost Daria. Thank you for letting us know. I'm thankful that her passing was peaceful.

So many of us who live far away will be there with you and family in spirit. You all will be in our prayers.

Daria has touched our lives and will not be forgotten.

Sending prayers,

Eileen said...

I am so sorry to hear of Daria's passing. She was inspirational to many of us who are traveling this same dark road. We will remember her humor, her warmth, and her courage. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Glynis said...

Be still and know that I am God...Psalm 46:10

Yea though I walk through the valley of death, You are with me...Psalm 23

Don, may you find strength in God today and beyond. You are a fine husband and Daria was blessed to have you as her caretaker. She rests now and has moved on to her heavenly home. One day we will understand it all. Daria ministered to me in so many ways with her words. I am sure you will miss her terribly. I know I will. she was blessed to be a blessing to so many. Keep strong this day. xx

Headstrong said...

My deepest sympathies, my most heartfelt prayers, to you and yours. May each day be better for you. - Hettie

Unknown said...

At 8pm UK time it would be 1pm with yourselves. I sat and thought quietly of Daria and the gap that her passing would leave in your lives. Take strength from her strength and keep her love in your hearts. Goodbye my online friend Sisters at heart x

Anonymous said...

Dear Don:

I was most happy in 2010 as I saw the accomplishments that Daria had done. With the upmost respect, I admired her so much. To be sick with cancer and taking that last course for her HR Certification (Diploma); to go to New York and meet her sister there and to see the Lion King as she so wanted to see a Broadway Musical. She so loved that song the Circle of Life as it had so much meaning to her; to go to that conference in the states; to go to Ottawa, man she made us all proud; the interviews she had locally as well to make the world aware of her journey with Metastatic Breast Cancer. I will miss our talks in person, she was so gracious a person. She was a great example of a wonderful human being. I shall never forget her. Today my heart is filled with deep heaviness and I thought I was going to be ok at the funeral today....but I felt such deep sadness and could not stop crying. But this evening, I start thinking about the work she has done and all the bloggers out there that she has connected with and it makes me smile with gladness to have known such a person. Daria was a class act. I will carry memories of her close to my heart for the rest of my living days.

To Daria's mom and family: Beautiful Daria with most wondrous personality and amazing smile touched mine and my husband's heart. Sincere sympathy to you all.

Deepest and sincerest condolences,

D and B

Betty said...

Don, I only knew Daria through her blog but appreciated her writing and honesty. I will miss what she gave to us all which was greater than she ever knew. Blessings to you and know that she was loved...........Betty

Laura Morefield said...

Dear Don and family,

Daria's influence was felt here in Laguna Niguel, CA as she and I touched base over the web. Her voice was unique, special, and inspiring to me. I have a different type of cancer but survivors know no borders when it comes to treatment and activism.

I am so sorry for your loss.