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TYCHONICK, Darlene Suzan (nee Sorhus)

June 22, 1949- Sexsmith, AB
July 5, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Darlene Suzan Tychonick, age 64, of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013 at The Salvation Army Agape Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Brian Tychonick of Calgary.

Darlene was born in Sexsmith, Alberta on June 22, 1949 to Norman Omar Sorhus and wife Margaret (nee Yarham). She spent her childhood in Alberta, Sask, and BC. and moved to Calgary in 1975. She and her husband Brian owned and operated Brown’s Food Service Equipment Sales Ltd. in Calgary for over 20 years where she developed many strong relationships and countless friendships. She loved her time driving with Brian in their ’64 Pontiac GTO listening to her favorite Elvis songs. She has been known as a generous and caring person, a hard worker, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and sister Constance.

Besides Brian, her husband of 49 years, Darlene will be sadly missed by her beloved sons Kerry and Kevin Tychonick, her daughters-in-law Claudia (Kerry) and Andrea (Kevin), her grandchildren Tyler, Jason, Alexander, Jonathan, Christopher and Timothy, her brothers Colin Sorhus (Marianne), Allan Sorhus (Elizabeth Anne) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Salvation Army Agape Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N. W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Darlene Tychonick, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Stephan J Benson :

    It has truly been our pleasure to have known Darlene over the years. From the first time meeting her you would know her to welcome you, with a warm greeting, that never faded, and was always happy to greet you.
    For this we are thankfull

    Stephan & Sandra Benson
    Ontario Canada

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  2. Blair Yauch :

    I have tears in my eyes after hearing about the loss of a great former neighbor and dear dear friend for over 35 years. I will cherish the times we spent laughing together and teasing each other. You were a friend that will never be forgotten and a frienship that will always be valued. The letter you wrote to Dana and I on our wedding day is in our album and will always be kept as a reminder of one of the kindest, funist and most sincere people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Love you Dar. Brian, Kerry & Kevin, stay stronge and remember just how much Dar means to so many. We all share in your loss.
    Love to all,
    Blair & Dana Yauch.

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  3. Warren Rogalsky :

    I would like to pass on my condolence to Brian & your family on this great loss to your family. I truely share in your sorrow. God bless your family.
    Warren Rogalsky
    AIIPC

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  4. Claude and Genevieve Millette :

    To Brian, Kevin and all the family,

    For having known Darlene some 20 + years, mostly through business but fortunately also through some great social times with the RED group, we can both attest to the fact that Darlene was a kind, considerate, loving and genuine person; the kind this world needs more of! We were all blessed to have gotten to know her and she will be sorely missed. Please accept our heartlfelt condolences.

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  5. Andrea Tychonick :

    Mom/Gramma was a one of a kind. A person who had a heart of gold,and truly embraced everyone that she met with a big smile on her face and her arms always open. She truly is the ROCK in our family. Her family was the most important part of her life. All of her grandchildren were the apples of her eye. Anytime she talked about them you could see the pride and love in her eyes. She will be truly missed.
    We love you

    Kevin, Andrea, Tyler, & Jason Tychonick

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  6. Malcolm and Edith McMinn :

    I am so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed
    My wife and I send our sincere condolences to all Dar’s Family, especially Brian and Kevin.

    Malcolm and Edith McMinn

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  7. Michelle & Ivan Sobot :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will miss Darlene and the big smile she always had. We’re also thankful that we were fortunate enough to have had her as a part of our lives and our family. She was one of the finest ladies you could ever meet.
    Love,
    Michelle & Ivan

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  8. Kristy Barber :

    Our most sincere condolences. We knew Darlene briefly but she was such a pleasure to speak to and we very much enjoyed meeting her this past spring. Our thoughts are with Darlene’s family.
    Sincerely,
    Paul & Kristy Barber
    Avondale Restaurant Equipment

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  9. Brian & Family,

    I am very saddened to hear of your loss. Darlene was always very kind and extremely pleasant to me. That is how I will remember her.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Otter
    Kelowna, BC

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  10. Marvin Vader :

    please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of Darlene.
    Respectfully,
    Marvin Vader

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  11. Stephanie Martin, Burlington, Vermont :

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Brian, and your family during this time of sorrow. Darlene will be missed by us all.

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  12. Joe Drisdale and Darlene :

    To Brian and all the family.
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Darlene. She always welcomed us with a big smile when we went to Brown’s. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Joe and Darlene

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  13. Brian and all of Darlene family, may deepest sympathies, and not a day will go by with out you remembering a precious moment about Dar.
    Dar was a very nice person, the nicest person I have meet in the industry we work in. She always had nice things to say,I will always remember her smile.

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  14. Staff of HABCO Beverage Systems Inc. :

    Our heartfelt condolences to you, Brian, and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Sincerely,
    George Brown, Scott Brown, Jim Maynard,
    Daniel Pellerin, Paul & Connie

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  15. Kathy Johannson :

    Kerry, Claudia and boys,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom/grandma.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Clark and Kathy Johannson.

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  16. Kim Burglehaus :

    Please accept my deepest sympathies, Darlene was like a Mom to me, her smile and laughter will be truly missed by all. All my love to you and the family in your time of grief.

    Kim

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  17. Frank Hebner :

    Brian & Family,
    I am saddened to hear of your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. It goes without saying that Darlene will be missed!
    Frank Hebner
    Winthrop Harbor, IL

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  18. Cyndy Fisher :

    Brian,
    When I heard about Dar, first I cried, then I thought of the laughter we shared,the heartfelt talks, that made me smile. Her deep devotion to her man and her family was amazing. There are people in this world who’s warmth and genuineness leave you defenceless. Dar was one of those. Caring, sincerely open in friendship. My grief is great at the loss of a friend. I hope her sence of family and her love for you help you through.
    Sincerely,
    Cindy Fisher

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  19. Madeleine and Cy BARRY :

    Brian and Family. Sorry and shocked to read about Darlene passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief

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  20. Kathy Underwood London Ontario :

    Dar was my special friend in business. She was in every aspect a lady. I’m so glad I had time to be with her in Vegas .. Her smile made everyone feel calm .. Brian you know I loved her, and I’m a better person for having known Dar..
    My heart goes out to her family. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow.

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  21. Shelley Carrier :

    Please know that I am thinking of you all and extend my deepest sympathies. Dar always welcomed me as her friend with her wonderful smile. She will be missed.

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  22. Elliott Berman :

    Brian and family
    It is with great sadness that I offer my sincerest condolences. I will remember Darlene always as a ray of sunshine even on a cloudy day.

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  23. Adam Butler :

    Brian, Kevin, and family. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Darlene was such a sweet lady and always so nice to me in the 6 plus years that I had the pleasure of knowing her. You’re such great people and again I am sorry that Dar had to leave you so soon. I will never forget her smile.

    Respectfully,

    Adam Butler

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  24. Patricia & David Chan :

    Brian, Kevin & Kerry & Families,

    May the pain of your grief pass quickly so you will all be able to cherish and enjoy the many wonderful memories of Darlene. She was such a lovely and special lady!

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  25. Carolyn Fry :

    My deepest sympathy to your family.
    Dar will be so missed. She will always be remembered.

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  26. Linda Forster :

    Brian, Kevin, Kerry and family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

    I considered Darlene (Dar) a wonderful friend and I will miss her very much. Her smile and laughter was infectious, she was a terrific lady. XoXo

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  27. From your friends at Rabco Foodservice Ltd. :

    Dear Brian and family,

    We are saddened by your loss.
    Our friend Darlene will be greatly missed.

    To you and your family, our sincerest condolences.

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  28. I would just like to add my condolences to Brian and family. Darlene always took the time to meet with me, talk business, but more importantly we could share personal stories.
    A very down to earth person who I enjoyed very much

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  29. Sonia &Dennis Engel :

    Dear Brian, Kevin, Kerry and family
    We were saddened to hear the news of Dar’s passing.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Dar was a very special friend to us and will truly be missed by all.
    Our prayers go out to you .
    Your friends always,
    Sonia & Dennis

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  30. Brian, Kevin and Family,
    My deepest condolences to your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  31. Richard and Donna Field :

    Dear Brian and Family,

    Words cannot express our sadness at your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that you have our sincerest condolences.
    AIIPC

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  32. Erwen Smith :

    Dear Brian,
    My heart & condolence go out to you at this time of grief…
    Erwen Smith
    Bowen Island B.C.

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  33. Linda Heidman :

    Dear Brian & Family,
    Darlene maybe be gone in body, however she will live in our hearts forever. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    Love to all! XOXO
    Linda Heidman
    Swissmar Ltd.

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  34. Jeremy Sorhuhs :

    My aunt Darlene was one of the kindest people I have ever met, and her caring jovial attitude about life will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Brian, Kevin and Kerry.

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  35. Brian & Wanda Burns-nichol :

    Kerry and Family

    Our deepest sympathy at the Loss of your Mom

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  36. Kathryn Furlan :

    Dear Andrea and Family
    I was so sorry to here about Kevin’s mother’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Losing a mother and grandmother is very hard. They cannot be replaced. Hugs to you all.

    Always
    Kathryn Furlan

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  37. Brian and Family,

    As I sat and read the paper today and seen the picture of Dar I was shocked and saddened to see that she had passed away. Anyone that had the privilege of knowing Dar knew what a wonderful and caring person that she was. I will cherish all the special memories of her that I have. I know how much her family meant to her and cannot imagine what you are going through at this time but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lorna

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  38. RUTH AND BRIAN GOVAN :

    Brian we are very sorry for your loss. Ruth was very fond of Darlene and enjoyed her company at the R.E.D. meetings. You are a good friend and we will remember Darlene as special lady.

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  39. Chris & Kyle Ramsay :

    Brian and Family
    Kyle and I send our condolences.

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  40. Alain Goyette :

    Brian

    Sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  41. Phil and Joanne Lotzer :

    Brian, Kevin & Kerry.

    Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your families. I am sorry we could not attend the service.

    It’s been many years since we have been in touch but we always remember the great smile, warmth & kindness extended to us by both Darlene and you, Brian. Your loss of Darlene must be immense and we wish you and the family peace in your hearts at this tough time.

    Sincerely.
    Phil, Joanne & The Girls.

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  42. Sean MacLEAN :

    Brian, Kevin, and family. I was so saddened to hear the news of Darlene’s passing. She was such a special person. I always looked forward to chatting with her when I would stop in at Browns – It was always a highlight of my day. I’ll always remember her warm and comforting smile.
    My sincerest condolences,
    Sean MacLean

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