May 2, 1974 – Churchill, MB
October 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Darin Saarela, beloved husband of Sarah Saarela of Irricana, AB, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the age of 39 years.
Darin spent most of his childhood in Manitou, MB. Following high school, he attended Assiniboine College in Brandon, MB, graduating with his diploma in Media Arts. He later became a cameraman with CKX in Brandon, then in Winnipeg with MTN, prior to moving to Calgary where he was with A Channel. For the past thirteen years, Darin was an ENG Camera/Editor with CTV in Calgary.
Darin is survived by his loving wife Sarah; three children, Shae, Ryley, and Aspen; his parents Pat and Walter Saarela; two brothers, Jeff (Jessica) and Grant (Leanne); Sarah’s mother Wendy (Peter) Eligh; Sarah’s father Mike Bailie; Sarah’s sisters, Melissa Cross and Shelah (Cale) Downey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Darin’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.
In living memory of Darin Saarela, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences