Darlene Marea Visser (nee Dirks)

February 27, 1940 – June 14, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 the world lost an incredible woman, Darlene Marea Visser (nee Dirks), at the age of 82. She was born February 27, 1940, the third of four children to Paul and Vivian Dirks in Vancouver, BC. Growing up in Ladner, BC, this wild child cut a swath through life, graduating high school at 15, attending nursing school at UBC, joining the Air Force, and then marrying the love of her life John Visser.
Between raising their daughters Jana and Caroline in Ladner and 100 Mile House, BC, she excelled at whatever she put her mind to – a non-profit administrator, a radio DJ and copywriter, and most of all a wife and mother. Even diabetes, the loss of her leg, and a mastectomy from breast cancer didn’t slow her down until the end. She passed outside in the sunshine and breeze with her daughters by her side.
Predeceased by her husband, her sister Pauline (Galinski), her brother Ted, and her beloved min-pin Gizmo, she is survived by her two daughters, her sister Marlene (Trim), her grandchild Rumer, and various nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Barrie McDonald and the staff at Evergreen Care Unit in Powell River for their care.
There is no service by her request.


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