Dariusz Sixtus Ratynski, fondly known as Darek, continued his journey from this life on August 22nd, 2015. Darek was born July 18, 1962 in Poland.
He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1980, first to Toronto, and then eventually Calgary. Here he met his wife Johanna, and Bordeaux their loving dog in 1998. They were married in 2001. Their love evolved as they embraced the birth of their sons Alexander 13 and Adryan 11. Darek and Johanna cultivated their love and life together through their appreciation for cooking, wine, music, and more importantly their common values. They were uncompromising about prioritizing family, hard work and simplifying their life. This was held together by their faith.
Darek surrendered this life for the life after following his fight with cancer since 2011. His tenacity, courage, strength, stubbornness, and determination will live on in his sons as a legacy. His devotion to Alexander and Adryan was unwavering as he imparted to them the love of nature, music and hiking. Darek taught them to become expert mushroom pickers and educated their palate to appreciate good food. His love of travel, his curious mind and his unique perspective of life determined the type of friends he drew to his life. Darek was a non-conformist. Thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo was something he was passionate about as it provoked thought and produced new ideas.
Darek will be remembered for his wittiness, his colourful sense of humour and his fierce loyalty to those he loved. His wife Johanna, his sons Alexander and Adryan, his parents Zygmunt and Adelheid, his siblings Maria, John, Richard and Sabina and their families remain in this life to testify to the life and legacy that Darek left. Maximillion his rambunctious dog misses his presence.
Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.