Darryl Alexander Onyschuk

February 19, 2020 7 Condolences Print Obituary

June 13, 1979 - February 13, 2020

Darryl Alexander Onyschuk passed away peacefully with family by his side after fighting a long and courageous battle with MS at the age of 40 years.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife Jacquelyn of 11 years; daughter Jayda; his father Andy and his mother Sharon Onyschuk; brothers Ken (Juanita) and Garry (Jody).  Nephews Dylan, Braden, Dawson, Braden and Jase and niece Alyssa.  Darryl was predeceased by his grandparents Sam and Nina Onyschuk, and grandfather August Reich.  He is survived by his grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.

Darryl grew up the youngest of three boys on a farm in Stony Plain where they had a menagerie of cows, cats, dogs, oh my!  Darryl hated to be bored and liked working with his hands so his dad was sure to please.  Darryl and his brothers could be found picking rocks and roots, quading, fishing, hunting, skidooing and dirt biking.   Darryl enjoyed sports and food with his favorites being hockey and sledge hockey and homemade perogies and cabbage rolls.  Darryl worked as a plumber at Accurate Mechanical and then in sales at Crane Supply but retired due to his MS.  He was enjoying his retirement with his wife Jacquelyn and daughter Jayda.  When he went into care he could often be seen cruising around in his scooter, blowing bubbles and playing with chalk with Jayda. He would always give you a smile, a wave, and a sarcastic witty comment!

He had a smile that could light up a room and a heart as pure as gold.  He will be sadly missed and his spirit lives on in his daughter whom he adored.  He faced many obstacles in his short life and always overcame them with a fierce spirit.

Darryl’s family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the medical staff at Westview Continuing Care Centre, Copper Sky Lodge, Dickensfield Care Centre and the Grey Nuns ICU Unit 24 for the wonderful care that they showed to both him and his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at The Elks Hall, 400 Diamond Avenue, Spruce Grove.

If family and friends so desire, donations can be made to “Support the Onyschuks” Go Fund Me Page.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around him
And whispered. “Come with Me.”
With tear filled eyes we watched him
Suffer and fade away
Although we loved him dearly
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove He Only Took the Best




  1. Jackie, my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Right now, nothing can take away the extreme loss and pain you feel. Just talk to Darryl everyday and know that he is listening to you and that he will always be with you.💖

  3. My deepest Condolences to Jacquie, Jayda and all your friends and family. I was so saddened to see Darryl passed away. I know he will be forever missed and remembered. Thinking of you,
    Kristy Guidinger

    • To Garry & Jody , Sharon & extended family… I’m very sorry for your loss of Darryl. Sincerely, Tammy Henkel

  4. Sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing. I first met him as a young boy going to Blueberry School. He was a passenger on my school bus, along with his brothers. Then the years passed by, and one day I met him again when he would go to Spruce Grove to the TriLeisure Centre in Spruce Grove to exercise, and meet his wife and daughter for lunch. May he rest in peace. Condolences to all the family. You will meet again one day!

  5. So sorry Judy for your loss and also to Sharon and family.thinking of u

  6. Dear Andy and Sharon,
    How saddened we were to learn of Darryl’s fate. Altho we didn’t know at the time, my Mom, Alice, was also in the Gray Nuns the same week that Darryl passed. Had I known I would have gone to his room to visit and say goodbye. He was a special man and great Father… so glad I was able to meet him.
    May God Bless!

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