Darren Syms, New Waterford

Obituary of Darren Joseph Syms, New Waterford

Darren Joseph Syms New Waterford It is with great sadness that we, the family of Darren Joseph Syms, age 52, announce his passing on January 17, 2020 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his family by his side. Born in New Waterford on October 23, 1967, he was the son of Louis Syms and Eleanor Akins. Darren enjoyed his many trips in his father’s tow truck. Often times he could be found curled up next to the truck door sound asleep. Darren also enjoyed going to stock car races, playing soft ball for the New Waterford Hawks and playing darts with many of his friends at the French Club. He was a care-free soul that always had a smile and a handshake to welcome you. Darren will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him. Darren is survived by his father, Louis, stepmom, Hazel and his mother, Eleanor Akins; brothers, Michael (Karen), New Waterford, Dwayne (Jenn), Dartmouth; aunt, Theresa (Greg) Blackwood, Ontario; nephew, Tyler. Darren is predeceased by his grandparents and by many aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in Darren’s memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and to the Kidney and Lung Association. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital ICU and Dialysis Unit for the exceptional care given to Darren. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca