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Darrel Reed

September 21, 1953 – June 11, 2022

Darrel Walton Reed, 68, of Sunset House passed away suddenly on Saturday 11th of June, 2022.

Darrel was born on the 21st of September, 1953. He was the 4th son of Allan and Bessie Reed of Barrhead, where he was raised on the family farm.

Darrel met the love of his life Lorraine Polard from Sunset House, Alberta. He knew she was his soulmate and together they would have a life filled with adventures. They married on the 21st of July,1979 and together built a house on the farm they bought in SunsetHouse.This was the start of their lifelong journey together. Darrel worked rigs, operated heavy-duty machinery, and started his own water hauling company to keep the family farm going. They still enjoyed this way of life.

Darrel was the epitome of friend; he always knew when someone needed help. He would show up and support in any way required; no questions asked. Darrel treated everyone with respect and lived by the farmer’s creed a man’s greatest possession is his dignity. He believed hard work and honest sweat were the building blocks of a person’s character. Family and many neighbours enjoyed the benefit of his friendship.

Darrel is survived by his loving wife Lorraine Reed. He is predeceased by his parents Allan and Bessie Reed and his mother and father-in-law André and Delma Polard; Sister Muriel MacKenzie and Brothers Bud Reed and Lee Reed. He is survived by his Brother Ken(and Joan) Reed, Sister Joy(and Bruce) McLean and Sister Shannon (and Frank) Michon. Sister in laws; Marlene (Mike) Radoux and Louise Roberts (partner Al Jones). Darrel is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all.

A Celebration of life to be announced at a later date.