Darcy Leo Baert

August 4, 2020 9 Condolences Print Obituary

On July 28 2020, Darcy Leo Baert of Vimy, Alberta died peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital at the age of 70.

Darcy was born to Albert and Therese Baert in 1950, the youngest of four children. In 1971 Darcy married Val-Marie Joly and together raised three children, Rebecca, Robin and Daniel. He graduated from NAIT as a Journeyman Electrician in 1974 and acquired his Master Electrician Certificate in 1978. For a number of years he operated his own businesses as an electrical contractor. The fall of 1978 he decided to go into the hotel business and owned and operated the Donnelly Hotel and the Swan Hills Hotel, both in Alberta for the duration of eight years and then returned to electrical contracting once again. With an entrepreneurial spirit, in 2011, Darcy decided to purchase an ATM franchise in Arizona and operated the business from Mesa for five years. He eventually sold out and retired in 2016.

Darcy loved, loved, loved, hockey! He grew up learning and playing hockey most of his life, and when he wasn't playing, he was watching it on TV. His other passions throughout life were: spending time out at Island Lake boating and water skiing, playing baseball, snow skiing and socializing with his friends. He was known for his good sense of humor and his contagious laughter among his many friends in both Western Canada and the USA.

Darcy is preceded in death by his father, Albert, mother, Therese and two brothers, Raymond and Bobby along with a grandson, Brenden James Piasta. He is survived by his wife, Val-Marie, his 3 children, Rebecca, Robin, and Daniel and six grandchildren and a sister Carole along with a number of nieces and nephews.

A small private memorial will take place later with family and close friends.

  1. My deepest sympathies to Val and family. Risa

    • My deepest sorrows to Val and family. To a great friend’ whom I shared many years of great times filled with laughter. I’ll be playing Billy Joel. Rest in paradise.

    • Awesome guy one of the boys for sure . Will be sadly missed . Thoughts going out to the families. God bless you all

  2. Val Marie and family, So sorry for your loss and this very difficult time. We pray for your care, comfort and encouragement. Fred and Karen Lamb

  3. Lived and loved. Rest easy Darcy.

  4. Sooo sorry for your loss Val. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  5. To you Val-Marie, your family and friends. We send our most sincere condolences. We share your sorrows. Darcy was a great guy,who never hesitated to oblige. God bless you. Stay strong !

  6. Our deepest regrets to the family of Darcy Baert, for your loss. May God see you through this difficult time of pain and struggle. We grieve for the loss of this fine family man and wonderful friend. When he and his family came to visit in our area it was such a delight. He will be missed!

    Much love,
    Joe & Roma Camerata

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss Val Marie. We have wonderful memories of Darcy. May God be comforting for you at this time. He was a great guy!

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