Darlaine  passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the age of 83.  She was predeceased by her father Arthur, mother Grace and sister Joy.  Survived by her cousins Daphne Radelja (Frank), David Holm (Elaine) and Frank Holm; nephews Doug Broughton (Julie), Dale Broughton (Catherine), Wayne Broughton (Candice); niece Deena Clark (Tom); and several grand & great-grand nieces and nephews.

Darlaine attended Cloverdale, S.J. Willis Jr. High and Victoria High Schools.  During the summers she went to Vacation Bible Schools, Camp Imadene and spent time with her family at Cadboro Bay Beach.   For many years Darlaine volunteered at Mt. Edwards Court giving her the opportunity to utilize her secretarial, nursing and music skills.  During the past 14 years the residents of Shannon Oaks have enjoyed hearing her amazing piano playing.

A “Celebration of Life” Service for immediate family by invitation only, was held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 pm. All others were invited to attend virtually via Zoom.  Click on the image below to watch the service.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Margaret L. Bushell

    We are so sorry to hear of Darlaine’s passing, and we pass along our condolences to the Bagshaw and Holm’s families. What a lovely memorial! I felt Darlaine all the way through the service and this gave me comfort. We have been up north since 1971 until now and have missed out on most things. Dad (Robert Slater) kept us updated on the Bagshaw’s and Holm’s families. I know how fond he was of everyone. He was always very proud of our Shetland roots and of his cousins. Darlaine showed her background, strength, caring and was truly remarkable for what she endured. A true example of her faith.
    Our blessings,
    Jim and Margaret Bushell (nee Slater)

  • Judy Easton

    A special friend….our memories go back to her piano and organ selections at our wedding 62 years ago…and thankful that she was able to share in our 60th anniversary last year. Her musical abilities will be truly missed at Shannon Oaks and I will miss our coffee times together as we looked back over many years of friendship

    Don and Judy Easton

  • Jean Prette

    Dick & I were sorry to read that Darlaine has passed on….she and her music will be missed by so many. We know that she has gone on to be reunited with her Mother, Father & sister Joy…we go back in history to pushing doll-buggies down Linwood Ave. We will be with the family in our thoughts & prayers , as you celebrate her life May 4th . Blessings & Love, Jean Prette

  • Daphne (nee Finlayson) & Joe Thompson

    We were sorry to hear of Darlaine’s passing. I enjoyed visiting her at Shannon Oaks and listening to her tinkling the ivories. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  • David & Elaine Holm

    We miss you, Darlaine. You were always one of the defining pillars of our family, maintaining connections to our origins, values, and relationship network. You were given a hard life to live, but you kept your faith. May God bless you and be your eternal reward. Until then,

  • Doug & Phil Parsons

    Darlaine was a very special lady. She shared her musical talent at our wedding over 50 years ago. She gave delight to many praising her Lord and Saviour with her musical abilities. Jesus planned a special home going for Darlaine as she fell asleep at Shannon Oaks and awoke in God’s glorious, eternal heaven. We will meet again around the Lord’s Throne of Grace.

    Our sympathy to each of the family.

    Love, Doug & Phil Parsons

  • Sharon Petts Smith

    I was so lucky to have spent 10 years with Darlaine at Mt Edward Court. She volunteered many hours sharing her love of music with us. We kept in touch after she moved to Shannon Oaks. We never did get our outting last summer as Covid changed our plans.
    A very special lady, talented, kind and always positive, even with all her health challenges. Love you and miss you dear friend, Sharon Petts Smith

  • Beverley Smith (nee Hill)

    Darlaine and I became exceptional life-long friends beginning our early years at Oaklands Gospel Chapel when her late father, Arthur, was Sunday School Superintendent. We both played organ/piano. Our lovely friendship permitted us to connect and we travelled together on two ships to Hawaii in 1961 1962. Throughout the years, Darlaine remained a cherished Christian support and friend even until days before
    her passing when we spoke.
    I am deeply saddened by her loss but know she is now resting in the Presence of the Lord.
    My sincere sympathy to the family. Beverley Smith (nee Hill)

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