Darwin Dean Leentvaar

September 6, 1964 - July 25, 2023
August 9, 2023 13 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With profound sadness, we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of our beloved son, brother, husband, father, and friend, Darwin Dean Leentvaar. His memory will forever live in the hearts of his loving parents, Flora and Hugo, and loving wife Melane, cherished children Nicole and Brandon, brother Darrell, and nephews and niece, Jason, Riley (Michelle), and Kirsten.

Darwin was born on September 6th, 1964, in Calgary, Alberta. From a young age Darwin was exposed to a life full of experiences. In 1968, at the age of four, his family embarked on an international journey, residing in England, Singapore, Indonesia, and Dubai. Eventually in 1978, they would settle in the Edmonton area. Darwin attended Enoch Junior High and then graduated from Spruce Grove Composite High.

Darwin's love for the outdoors knew no bounds. His spirit embraced a wide range of outdoor pursuits and activities, making his life an exhilarating journey. Just to name a few; he found joy in motorcycles, snowmobiles, golfing, and boating.

Darwin spent numerous enjoyable hours in his garage either working on off road toys or assisting others with building and repairing their projects.

Darwin's career of over 33 years at ATCO was a testament to his dedication and passion. Sadly, he was robbed of his retirement as he left us on July 25th, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

For those fortunate enough to cross paths with Darwin, he would leave you with a connection and a lasting impression. May you find solace in the beautiful moments you shared with him and hold dear the precious memories he leaves behind.

Darwin's life experiences throughout his years shaped him to become the incredible person he was.

The Celebration of Life for Darwin Leentvaar will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2023 at 3:00 pm at the Van-Es Camp & Conference Centre, Harmony Building  (51244 Range Road 220, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8E 1G9)

The loss of a loved one creates an eternal heartache. Love gives us memories that last forever.

  1. So sorry for your loss, my heart breaks with you guys. Big hugs 🤗

  2. My heart is with you all during these difficult times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jesse or I if you ever need anything. We love you all.

  3. Darwin will be dearly missed by so many. He was always so full of life and always making everyone around him laugh and have a great time.

  4. To Melane & Family, please accept my complete condolences on this very sad occasion. Life is not as fair as it should be, this loss definitely proves that. Thinking and praying for you at this time. ❤️❤️‍🩹🙏

  5. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Darwin. Life is sometimes so unfair. May he rest in Peace, and we send our love to the family.

  6. My deepest condolences Melane and family. Darwin left memories that we will cherish forever. My heart is with you at this difficult time 💕

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Melane, big huge hugs xoxoxo please let me know if there is anything I can do for you ❤️

  8. Flora, Hugo and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Darwin’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  9. I am saddened to hear of the loss of Darwin and offer my condolences to the family.
    I only got to visit my uncle Hugo, aunt Flo and cousin Darwin a few times at their farm and later in Edmonton when I was a growing up. But, I remember having so much fun with Darwin; riding the sheep, gathering eggs and sliding down the frozen water chute. It was an adventure, for me, when he took me on the snowmobile one night, for him, it was an excuse to go out and stop by a cute girl’s house.

  10. My deepest sympathies to the family of Darwin Leentvaar to his wife a d his family. Sympathies also go his parents Hugo and Flora Leentvaar on the loss of their son and to his brother Darrell Church. They used to be my neighbor many years ago. My thoughts and prayers go to you all at this sadtime.
    Sincerely Irma M. Merkl

  11. I am saddened to hear of Darwin’s passing. I worked with Darwin at ATCO Pipelines for several years, and he whenever opportunity existed to share his passion for family. He was a true champion of work being done with a safety first mindset. A life taken much to soon. My heartfelt condolences to his family!

  12. We are so sad to hear of Darwin’s passing. Melane, it was so nice to see you and Darwin a few years ago and visit for a while. Our deep condolences to you and your family.

  13. Melane & Family – Your Dystonia group friends are heartbroken for your loss. May your fondest memories of Darwin sustain you throughout this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences to everyone who knew and loved him.

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