Richard Darling

Obituary of Richard Irvin Darling

At 86, Richard Irvin Darling passed quietly in the comfort of his Fox Hollow apartment home in London, Ontario after a challenging journey with ALS, with his loving wife, Violet, at his side. His four sons, James, John, Jerry and Jeff, and their families, celebrate his life and will always be thankful for how he continually found ways to give of himself as a father, supporter and role model.

Richard was born in Muldoon, Texas and spent his high school years in Smithville, TX before heading to Baylor University.  After History studies at Baylor and receiving his M.Div. at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, Richard pastored at Baptist convention churches across Canada for more than 50 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed running with the Pacers club, competing in the Canadian Masters, watching his grandchildren grow, and creating countless cherished memories with his sweetheart of 61 years.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th at the Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Rd S, London.

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