Darren James King was born on July 6, 1966 in Rocky Mountain House and entered into rest on April 14, 2014 at the age of 47. Darren enjoyed many sports especially hockey. After high school he played with the Olds Grizzlies and various other Junior teams and later coached the Innisfail Eagles Senior Hockey Team. He loved camping, fishing, golf and spending time with his family and friends. Darren worked in the oilfield at various jobs over the years, and later as an oilfield consultant, travelling all around the province, his dog often accompanying him. He was a great entertainer and could sing and play musical instruments, some that he made himself. He was a handy guy who could build anything. Darren had a mischievous grin and great sense of humor. Darren was affectionately known as “Fred”, a nickname that he had since a teenager. He was adventurous and rode his motorcycle to California when he was just out of high school. He was a kind, gentle person who had many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Darren is survived by Wende King, daughters Megan and Michelle and son Matthew, one brother, Alan (Terry) King, sisters Karen (Phil) Paquette, Barb (Barry) Ahearn and Patty (Colin) Laiss, dear friends Karla and Shari, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his Mom and Dad, Lloyd and Florence King and infant daughter Darian. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 pm at the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House. Private family inurnment at Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in trust to Darren’s children’s education fund, Servus Credit Union,or to the Red Deer Hospital, Palliative Care.