Darrin Goulet

May 22, 1964 – December 15, 2019

DARRIN LINDSAY GOULET

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darrin Lindsay Goulet on December 15, 2019 at the HSC with family by his side. 

 

Darrin will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son Patrick (mother Judy Hunter); his mother Norinne; brother Warren (Dale), sisters Lisa (Lorne) and Marni; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

 

Darrin was predeceased by his beloved daughter Keesha Janelle Hunter-Goulet (July 2, 2019); father Sanford Leonard Goulet (December 5, 1991), sister Michele Leah Goulet (December 13, 2009), and brother Sean Garrett Goulet (January 10, 1971).

 

Darrin was born and raised in Winnipeg on May 22, 1964 to Sanford Leonard Goulet and Norinne Greta Mailey.  He attended Hugh John Macdonald School where he met many people who became his life-long friends. He then went on to work at Rossbrook House, a neighbourhood drop-in centre, where he worked as a youth counsellor for approximately 20 years.  Later, he went on to work in the construction industry and was very proud of the work he did on many buildings throughout the city.  He would often say, with pride, as we would pass a building…“I worked on constructing that building.” and would continue telling his story of his time at the site.  Darrin continued to work in the construction industry up until his health began to decline approximately two and half years ago as he was in constant pain on a daily basis and was unable to work.  He desperately searched for a diagnosis which became long and delayed with months between medical appointments and his health continually declining. He found moments of great strength in which he put up a good and valiant fight while waiting for a diagnosis, but in the end it took its toll.

 

Darrin loved the simple things in life….he was very athletic as a young man and loved playing sports, particularly soccer, flag football and hockey.  He enjoyed playing scrabble and board games and also camping at Maskwa.  He loved his movies and collected DVDs so he could watch them over and over.  Cooking and baking was another passion he had and he loved sharing a meal with his family and friends and would never want to see you go hungry.  He also loved indulging in sweets and couldn’t go without his daily caffeine…Pepsi!  He loved all his little trinkets that he proudly displayed in his home, along-side the pictures of his children (“Patch” and “Keesh”) whom he loved dearly.  

 

His family would like to remember him for his kind and loving personality.  He was such a giving person who was always thinking of others before himself.  He was always ready and willing to help, even in times when he didn’t have the strength.  He also had a way about always making you feel welcome no matter where he was or how he was feeling, greeting you with a big smile and “Hello” and a joke or two to follow.  Whenever he would see his nieces and nephews he always knew how to make them feel they were special to him. He was very proud of his children and loved both of them more than they will ever know.

 

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m. on January 11, 2020 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent (at Academy Road) Interment will follow at a later date.

SERENITY PRAYER

God grant us the serenity

to accept the things we cannot change

courage to change the things we can

and the wisdom to know the difference

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