It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darryl Plotnikoff on December 31, 2018 in Creston, B.C., at the age of 60 years.
Darryl was born on August 18, 1958 in Nelson, BC to Nick and Marjorie Plotnikoff. He grew up and spent his childhood with siblings Leda, Nadine and Jim in Erickson, BC, where the family owned an orchard and farm. Darryl loved to learn and spent his early adult years studying at Red Deer College, University of Calgary, University of Victoria, and obtained a Civil Engineering Diploma from SAIT. In this time he met the love of his life, Marcie Barisoff, and they married on May 24, 1986. The newly married couple moved to High River, AB, where Darryl began his career as a building inspector for the Municipal District of Foothills. They spent two years there and had their first son Alex. In 1988 the small family moved back to the Creston Valley where the family grew, with the additions of son Chris and twin girls Anna and Katia. In 1990, Darryl began working as the building inspector for the RDCK and was a well respected official for over 28 years. During this time he was also a business owner and avid orchardist. These were two of his great passions – woodworking and orcharding and he felt blessed to be able to do both. Hard working Darryl found fun and enjoyment playing slow pitch softball with friends and family in the summer months, along with family camping trips. Later these trips evolved to out of the country exploration to Mexico, once with the whole family, and for many years with his love Marcie. Darryl was also a member of the New Life Christian Church and spent many years on the Board of the Minor Hockey League.
He was predeceased by his father Nick Plotnikoff, and brothers-in-law Fred Barisoff and George Plotnikoff.
Darryl will be greatly missed by his loving wife Marcie; his children Alex (Marissa) and their children Mya and Macy, Chris (Emily), Anna and Katia; his mother Marjorie, siblings Leda (Sam and Isabelle), Nadine, and Jim (Ethan, Kale and Trey), along with many other loving family members.
Darryl touched the lives of everyone he met, and although gone far too soon, the family is ever grateful for the years they have had being loved and mentored by this wonderful man.
A Service was held Saturday, January 5, 2019.
BC Childrens Hospital Foundation
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