In Celebration of

Darryl J. La Roche, CD

December 2, 1941 -  July 24, 2018

Major (retired) - RCAF
died peacefully in Canmore AB, 24 July 2018 at the age of 76.

Hard core bachelor until he met his beloved wife Anna Maria Solinas whom he married on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii 18 December 1999. He leaves behind his step-daughter Carina and partner Lukasz with their new born twins Roman and Royce. He will be missed by his sisters, Denise and Niki and his brother-in-law George O’Leary, nephews and his many friends. Darryl joined the RCAF 25 June 1963 as a pilot. He flew the Voodoos, CF5s and later converted to Kiowa helicopters. Recipient of the Noble Peace Prize Medal for participating in numerous United Nations Peacekeeping missions abroad. Retired from the military 12 May 1995. Settled in Ottawa to later move out west with his beloved wife where he enjoyed his later years. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa) on Saturday August 18th at 13:00 hrs. The interment in the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, located at Beechwood Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations be made in memory of Darryl to the charity of your choice.


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Nikki Laroche (Sister)

Entered August 4, 2018 from Lanark, Ontario

I am missing you already. First Terry, now you.
With love.

Len & Barbara Whalen & Family (Family friends)

Entered August 5, 2018 from Ottawa on.

We are so very sorry to hear about Darryl passing, our thoughts and prayers are
with you always .

Robert Vincent (Good friend)

Entered August 6, 2018 from Winnipeg, Manitoba

So long, my friend. We had good times and great discussions. it just won't be the same without you.

Harold Kamikawaji (friend)

Entered August 6, 2018 from nanaimo bc

Darryl my good friend, you will be missed. I will miss our afternoon glasses of wine where we solved the problems of the world. Rest in peace my good friend.

Thomas Power (None)

Entered August 7, 2018 from Calgary

Reading this man's obituary in the post was impressed by his history. His life is lost but he will not be forgotten. Thanks for your service with the RCAF.


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