Peter James Darkin
Born in Middlesex, England, he was the eldest son of Robert James Darkin and Andrée Joan Darkin (née Clarke). Peter joined the British Army in 1943 at age 16 and was in the 6th Airborne Division in France in 1944, and later in Germany and the Middle East. He was employed by the Irish Refining Company in Whitegate, County Cork and by Esso in Libya, the UK, and in their New Jersey, USA head office. Peter was recruited by Irving Oil in 1975, acting as refinery supervisor until his retirement in 1993. He was an avid reader and enjoyed being in nature, hiking and fishing.
He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Harness). He is survived by his wife Sheila (née Donoghue), his brother Geoff, his daughters Lisa (m. Jeff Green) and Fiona (m. Ian MacDonald), granddaughters; Emma and Rebecca Green and Katie Darkin-MacDonald. He was proud of his girls, was loved and will be missed.
The family are grateful to the staff at Kings Way Care Centre for their care and compassion over the past 4 years. According to Peter's wishes, no services will be held. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Kings Way Life Care Alliance or a charity of the donor's choice.