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Darlene Franks (Maegaard)

July 22, 1963 - November 1, 2022


With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of the most cherished mother, partner, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend, Darlene.

Darlene was born in Lethbridge Alberta, shortly after her family moved from Denmark. Darlene was the youngest of four children. Predeceased by father, Sven. Survived by mother, Inge. Sister Anne-Marie (Luis). Brothers, Jan (Lene), Peter (Shelley), and Jorgen (Anette). Darlene and family moved from Alberta in 1966 to Victoria B.C., then settled in the Cowichan Valley in 1974. Darlene graduated from Cowichan Secondary in 1982. Darlene lived in the Cowichan Valley for the majority of her life. More recently in Shawnigan Lake for the past 12 years with partner Darren. Darlene worked in dentistry for over 25 years, you could always count on being greeted with the brightest smile.

The absolute lights of Darlene’s life were her children. Darlene was the most amazing mom to son Bradley (daughter-in-law Christina), daughter Alison (son-in-law Prabh), and stepdaughter Taylor. She was the best Nana to granddaughter Aria. She loved watching her kids grow, she would always put them above all else. Darlene was devoted and proud to have the life she lived with Darren.

Darlene loved the outdoors. In her spare time you could always find her hiking a mountain, out for a run, or bike ride. She loved her annual vacations with Darren to Costa Rica, and summers spent on the lake. She always looked forward to finding new ways to explore the outdoors, with her newest joy of hunting and fishing with Darren. She loved laughter, a good glass of wine, and being surrounded by loved ones.

Forever in our hearts and on our minds.

“I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow”.

Please join us for a celebration of life. Friday November 11, from 2-5pm at the Cowichan Community Centre Gym. 2687 James St, Duncan B.C.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jeff Theriau
Relation: Long time friend.

You were such a beautiful human being to all of those whose hearts you touched. The world needs more of your kind. I will cherish our friendship forever dear friend. It was an honour to call you my friend.
Heaven is a better place, with walking among the angels.
Love your friend for life,

From: Linda Powers (Wiersma)
Relation: Friends through family & children.

Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Darlene was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly by so many. Her light shines on…
I am grateful to have had the many years of weekly chats beside the soccer pitch watching our girls play.
My heart will be with you all at the service. My apologies, I will be out of town.

From: Gail Andersen
Relation: High-school friend.

Darlene, met you in high school, where your big huge smile lit up the hallways. We reconnected after I moved back to the island and would have our weekly meet ups in the Superstore aisles or when we came to get our teeth cleaned at the dental office. My heart is broken, I will miss you terribly rest well, my friend

From: Aliya McBride

My deepest condolences to Darlene’s family and friends. She was an amazing woman’s always had a huge smile and is going to be missed. Sending lots of love and strength to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her ♥️Rest In Peace Dar and a big hug to Darren and their kids. Thinking of you all.

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