With the greatest dismay we announce the death of our beloved son and brother, Danny Jack Schupbach, age 19. May he be dancing in the moonlight on his journey with fellow starship troopers.
We welcome Danny’s friends and family to a Farewell Gathering in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 2pm. If anyone would like to speak at the gathering, please confirm with us by email at email@example.com
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Danny was the best to work with at TNT paintball field. He made me feel very welcome as a newcomer to the staff and as a player there. I will miss his clever jokes and cheerful demeanor. He made me smile every time I saw him. He was a great friend to all those around. I am sure he is making smiles even now.
Dear Rob: This is Karen Foster in London, Ontario, contacting you to express my sadness and sympathy over the loss of your beloved son, Danny.
You may recall that my ex-husband, Ralph, and I worked for you at 666 Cook Street long ago, and my son, Shawn, died in an accident 7 weeks after he moved to Victoria. I know the agony you are feeling.
My friend, Elizabeth McLaughlin, formerly of 666 Cook Street, emailed me to advise me of this devastating event.
My thoughts are with you, your wife and your other two children at this difficult time in your lives. Also to your parents, Rob, who were so kind to ME at my time of distress – they enabled me to return (without Ralph) to Ontario, where I obtained a divorce, and have had a happier life since then.
I have always remembered that about your parents (maybe you were not aware of what they did.) I have never returned to Victoria – I would like to because Shawn’s ashes are in Goldstream Park but I am 80 years old now, and failing a bit. My other son and daughter live in Nova Scotia, so it is more likely that I would travel east rather than west for a visit.
Crystal, Liam and Aibhlinn
We pray that you can find comfort in this dark time. A bright light was taken from this world far too soon. Though I can’t be there with you now you are in my thoughts and prays. Love you beyond words Aunt Jane and Uncle Rob Sally and Molly.
Jane, Rob, and family,
I wanted to let you know how heartbroken our family is at the loss of Danny. He was a truly special person, and touched the lives of everyone who knew him. I had the pleasure of watching him grow from a fun-loving and sometimes mischievous young boy at Doncaster school and on our neighbourhood walking school bus – into an interesting, multi-faceted, warm and kind young man. I have a very special memory of hearing him singing with Sol at our house, practicing for a performance at Reynolds in grade 12, and I have been taking solace in listening to the recording of that song this week. No one will miss him more than you do, but we are all thankful to have shared in a piece of his life and we are all diminished by his passing.
Jessica, Sol and Rio Schafer and Chris Willott
Dear Jane, Rob, Molly and Sally,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Our heart goes out to you and to all of Danny’s loved ones.
With great sadness,
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria
Dear Jane, Rob, Molly and Sally—
I offer my condolences in a dark time. I always enjoyed coming to family dinners with your family. You all obviously have a very special bond and I appreciated that closeness from a distance. I always thought Danny had such a special relationship with Molly and Sally and was always making fun, and at the same time, very affectionate and loving. I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person to your family and an obvious loss to his community. Danny always struck me as someone who was going to do (and was already doing) great things to change the world for the better. His loss is tragic.
May he Rest In Peace and live on in your hearts and memories.
All of us at Saanich Water Polo School, players, coaches, parents who had known Danny, now mourn his loss. What a great athlete Danny had become, and what an awesome fun team mate. We are so fortunate that we were able to share practices, road trips, adventures with Danny for over a decade. He had grown up with us; from a little kid to a very special young man who had so much to offer to the world. Rest in peace Danny.
Dear Jane and Family,
My heart goes out to you. Your family has always had a special place in my heart since I first met you when Molly, Sally and then Danny came through our preschool. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jacquelin Green and family
Offering our deepest condolences to all of Danny’s family and friends. I was lucky to get to know Danny “behind the scenes” as a costume mom for musical theatre at Reynolds. He always had a quick smile and a cheeky comment to make us all laugh. Three of our kids were in musical with Danny and all of them have really good memories of Danny and what a wonderful guy he was. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Jane, Molly, Sally and Rob, I was shocked and so very sorry to hear of Danny’s tragic passing. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain, but I know that’s impossible. It’s been said that there is sacredness in tears. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love. I’m sure you’re feeling both. My heart goes out to all of you.
Patricia Sutherland Sykes
Rob, Walter, Millie and all the rest of the Shupbach family, we are truly shocked and deeply saddened at your loss.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
John and Patricia Sykes
DARLENE AND WES
JANE, ROB AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY THIS TERRIBLE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. A VERY TRAGIC LOSS AND WE FEEL VERY BADLY FOR YOU ALL. WE OFFER OUR CONDOLENCE. HOLD ON AS BEST YOU CAN.
Norm and Linda Kemp
Jane, Rob, Molly and Sally, It is difficult to know what to say to a family that has been devastated by such a tragedy, but our hearts go out to you. Our daughter Rachel had become such great friends with Molly and the rest of your family at a very young age and in these unimaginable times we will always remember Danny as a kind and gentle soul who was loved by all.
Our son Gus was friends with Danny and spoke about his wonderful sense of humour. Our family sends you so much love and comfort in this unbelievably difficult time. Your son was sure loved and admired in the Reynolds community and will be so deeply missed. I saw Danny in Spamalot and he was such a joy to watch. By all accounts, your son made a huge impact on many lives and we are beyond sorry for your family’s loss. May Danny rest in peace and may you find comfort in the love he inspired in so many people.
Connie McConnell and Family
Jane, Rob and Family,
Sending you all our deepest sympathy. Danny was such a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed forever. I was fortunate to have seen Danny this summer and had the most wonderful conversation with him that I will always treasure along with his beautiful smile and memories of how he always made the room fill laughter. With love and healing hugs, Tammy, Steve, Abby and Clara MacKenzie
So sorry, Jane and family!
The Ontario McGills are thinking of you and praying for you in this very sad time.
With lots of love,
Karen (McGill) and Jamie Bowen
Heather and Bob Simpson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. Our sincere condolences Rob, Jane Molly, Sally, and all of Danny’s friends and family. Danny and his smile will forever be in our hearts. We have fond memories watching Danny master his skateboard skills on our street.
I’ve worked with Danny for the last few years at tnt paintball. I was at work when I got the news, and I’m pretty lost for words. He always put a smile on my face and greeted me with a big hug. He always made me feel welcome at tnt, and our team has suffered a major loss. Each one of us are missing a piece of us. My condolences to his family, and my he ride on. Rest easy
Danny and my sister spent younger years together. Though time has passed I vividly recall his grin.
He was adorable and an incredibly kind, intellingent and adventurous kid. Sending condolences to his family, friends
and the community.
He rode with us for, must have been 8 years, since attending my mountain bike programs at age ten? to greater mtb adventures and travel with Team Fish. A genuine, multiple-interest and very accomplished athlete. Lots of laughs and real talk about real things with the gang… I’m still speechless at his passing. Stay safe everyone; my deep condolences to Team Schupbach. So sorry.
Marcie Gibson, Centre for Christian Studies
On behalf of aunt Barb’s school and classmates, we are so very sorry to hear of this tragedy in your family, and send our sincere condolences. Holding all of you in prayer and our hearts, as you gather and mourn together. Blessings and peace.
As the mother of children who went to school with Danny and his sisters, I witnessed, at a distance, his growth from an infant to an exceptionally beautiful young man. Now I lament this senseless loss and extend my heartbroken empathy to the Schupbach family. Schüpbach is a town in Switzerland and today I heard from a co-worker at Reynolds that Danny was thinking of doing Swiss military service. What a fantastic adventure that could have been. Danny will be so deeply missed. And we will not forget him.
Rob, Jane, Sally, Molly,
Danny was fortunate to be a part of your amazing Family. You gave him every opportunity to live life to the fullest and he took it. Together you shared in so many activities from outdoors, martial arts, and music his life was full. He was definitely Loved by your Family and Grandparents. I was hoping to get to know him better in the coming years, sadly events have changed things.
Sending my Love to All of you during this time.
I was on the road to practice with my band when I received the phone call. Danny and I have worked together over the last 2 years and became quite close. No matter the day I could always count on Danny to be there at work with a smile on his face. He was such a sweet, funny and easy going individual with so much to offer the world and the people around him. It’s heartbreaking to know he was taken from this earth before he got the chance. As a motorcycle rider myself, I couldn’t imagine what this news would do to my parents. My deepest condolences and sympathy go to his family and friends. We’ll miss you Danny.
Danny knew my son very well through Tnt paintball. Caleb always spoke so highly so him. How great he was to talk to hang around and offering advise to a teen. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace
I am so sorry for the Schupbach family’s loss of Danny. I know his dad, Rob from our hanggliding days. I did not know it was Danny until today, Sept 24th from the obituary although I found it strange it happened at Union St & Cumberland as I remembered it’s where Rob lives & wondered how he’s been doing. Again much condolences to Rob & his family. Sandy & Juliette Morrison