It is with deep sorrow that the family of
Darwin Turner announces his passing on
Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Invermere
and District Hospital at 80 years of age.
Darwin was born in Cranbrook on March 23, 1936. In his younger years in Cranbrook, Darwin could be found hunting or racing snowmobiles and in his later years camping, riding motorbikes or golfing. Darwin served and volunteered many years as an Official with Cranbrook Minor Hockey as Referee-in-Chief, in the local KIJHL, and as head of Senior Golf at the Cranbrook Golf and Country Club. He worked 42 years for SD #5 as a
custodian and boiler engineer. Darwin was a loving father and husband.
Left to mourn Darwin’s passing are his loving wife of 49 years Donna Turner, sons Darryl Turner (Jennifer) and Donald Turner (Lori), daughter Lorrie Mills (Dan), eight grandchildren, three
great grandchildren, sister Claudia Perrin, brother-in-law Gordon Laidlaw (Margaret), sisters-in-law Inga Turner, Shirley Marcellus (Aubrey) and Gail Bellamy as well as several nephews and nieces.
Darwin was predeceased by his parents John and Jessie Turner, his brother Doug Turner, son Doug Turner Jr., brothers-in-law Ed Perrin and Ian Bellamy, and his nephew Clayton Perrin.
A graveside service for Darwin will be held at Westlawn Cemetery in Cranbrook on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the Laidlaw residence (1316 – 16th Street South)
in Cranbrook following the interment. Memorial donations in honour of Darwin can be made to the: Canadian Diabetes
Association, PO Box 1224 STN K, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 9Z9.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:
Darwin Clifford Turner
1936 – 2016