In Loving Memory of

Darren Elliott Minor

1964 - 2021

Obituary of Darren Elliott Minor

August 17, 1964 - November 1, 2021

Darren’s quick wit and sense of humour became our treasured memories as we said goodbye to him on Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Walker Family Cancer Centre. He will be so very sadly missed by his wife Linda (nee Rogers). He was an involved, loving and proud father to his daughters Calli and Kiera and step-daughter Abigail Green. Darren was predeceased by his parents Kenneth Minor and Carol Elliott. He will always be remembered with much love by his siblings Bonnie (Lindsay) Allison, Tammy Minor, Ken (Georgina) Minor, Stacie Lynds, Haven (Cassie) Elliott, step-mother Linda Minor, sister-in-law Lynn Cheverie, and his many nieces and nephews.

Darren was also loved by so many amazing friends who filled his life with love and laughter – you know who you are!

Whether you knew him for a short time or a lifetime, all would attest that Darren was an honest, fun loving guy, who was sure to make you laugh. Always a reliable and hard worker, Darren followed-up a 20+ year career as a welder at John Deere, Welland by going back to school to become a private investigator. Darren was an avid poker player, golfer, hunter and gun enthusiast but he was truly a softy with a big smile that will be remembered forever.

Our family appreciates everything that was done for Darren and would like to personally thank everyone who helped him live his final years on his own terms, filled with grace and dignity. He was an inspiration to us all with his positive outlook and commitment to following doctors orders. Sadly and surprisingly, he was not here as long as we had hoped. So many Healthcare workers went above and beyond caring for him throughout his seven year journey, especially the Toronto General Hospital Transplant Team, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Walker Family Cancer Centre. We will be forever grateful for everything you have done. Thank you!

In accordance with Darren’s wishes, cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Information about a celebration of Darren’s life will be shared at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Online condolences may be shared on Darren’s tribute page found at

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Linda Minor
2 years ago

There will be a Celebration of Life for Darren on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Queens Merritt Room in Dunnville, ON.
Contact Linda at 289-788-1505 for more info. Thank you.

Dave MacDonald
2 years ago

My condolences to Darren’s family. We grew up together, our mothers were best friends in childhood. Many fond memories, lots of laughs and some classic antics I will never forget Although we went our separate ways after highschool, he was still the topic of many stories.

Jennifer Woolley
2 years ago

John and I are quite saddened from hearing of the loss of Darren…he always made us laugh…and yes! What a wonderful grin he had…condolences to family ❤

Pam Spree
2 years ago

Linda. Larry and I are so sorry and saddened by the loss of Darren. We have great memories of our fun get togethers and his quiet humour! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Love Larry &Pam

Joyce Srigley
2 years ago

Dearest Linda your in my thoughts & prayers I know how happy you’ve been in your marriage . I feel blessed to have know him such a happy fun Loving man always Fun to be with.Tons of LOVE to you & your family Love you

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Arlene Caputo
2 years ago

Linda I was heartbroken to learn of Darren’s passing. Hoping knowing he is at peace now is comforting. Love and miss you.

Drew McConachie
2 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family .

Ed Rogers
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Sending my love ❤ Cousin Eddie Rogers

Lenora (Siemens) Bufalino
2 years ago

Although I have not seen Darren since high school, I have nothing but fond memories. He gave me the name Chipmunk Cheeks that stuck for many years. One of the friendliest, funniest, warm hearted people I have known. Take heart knowing he touched a lot of peoples lives in a positive way.
Sending heartfelt condolences.

Barney McMahon
2 years ago

I am very sad to hear this news. We were in the same grade so spending high school years with him was a riot. He was a true classic. My condolences to your entire family.

2 years ago

So Sorry for your Loss

Bill Culp
2 years ago

Darren Minor was one of my best friends growing up along with Dave MacDonald. We were like “Spanky and our Gang” except Darren was even funnier. He was also the first drummer I ever worked with, in our high school band “”The Hats. His on-stage antics at the Grade 13 assembly remains one of the great “DSS” stories of all time. In other words, Darren was a true classic! I am shocked to hear this sad news and want to extend my sincere condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed. Please let me know about the celebration of life.
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Tom Pahowski
2 years ago

Sorry to hear of Darren’s passing, we started the same day at Deere and worked together for many years. He was hard working, funny and a pleasure to work with. That infectious smile was always present when he talked about his girls.
Very sorry for your loss.

Theresa Szpytma
2 years ago

Oh Linda so sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of your dear husband Darren. I hope you find comfort in loving and fun memories.
Hugs and prayers Theresa Szpytma xo 💖

Buck Anger
2 years ago

Stacey, my condolences on the passing of your brother. I played hockey with him on the Queens quite a few years ago.
Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Leah Morris
2 years ago

Linda, You KNOW you are in my heart and prayers my friend. I know you will find strength through all those who love you and through you wonderful memories. Standing with you and sending love.

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Donna McMillan
2 years ago

All my Sympathy Linda.

Avril Rainville
2 years ago

So sad to hear this news of Darren’s passing. In addition to all said so far, my husband Victor and I remember Darren as a great concert-goer, not afraid to stand in the front row and tell a band when he thought they weren’t up to muster. Rock on Darren forever!

Susan Kearney
2 years ago

Linda and Abby I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please believe that those we love do not go away. They walk beside us everyday. Sending my love.

Suzy, Auntie Sue.


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