April 30, 1968 – Calgary, AB
August 11, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Darren Blair Pritchard, beloved fiancé of Andrea “Andy” Kottmeier Moar, passed away at his home of 22 years at the age of 45.
Darren graduated in the early 1990’s from the University of Calgary (BA in Kinesiology), and later continued his post-secondary education at SAIT (Computer Technology). He worked for such companies as IBM and was director of “Jade Computer Solutions”, a company he founded in 2011.
He was a passionate traveler; on safari in Kenya and Tanzania; scuba diving in Australia; trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal; exploring Ecuador and Machu Picchu in Peru. He most recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica in 2011.
Darren was a compassionate and natural teacher. Quality time with his daughter was what he lived for.
He was involved in sports, playing soccer with the University Dino team, adventure-racing in the “Full Moon in June” and most recently, fishing, cycling and playing volleyball. Darren was an ardent music lover and woodworker. There was meaning and purpose to all his endeavours.
He will be held in loving memory by his beautiful daughter Abelynne Rose Langille Pritchard; her mother Jennifer; his fiancé Andrea (Andy) Kottmeier Moar; his mother June Pritchard (nee Dalby); his sister Tracy Carmelo (Darren), his treasured niece Nicola Carmelo; his step-mother Valerie Pritchard; and all his other family and friends. He will be sorely missed by his cherished dogs Sydney and Summit. Darren was predeceased by his father Gordon Pritchard in December of 2012.
A Celebration of Darren’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations are requested by the family to the Thorpe Recovery Center (P.O. Box 291 Blackfoot, AB T0B 0L0) Telephone: 780.875.8890 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Darren Pritchard, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences