Darren Fykes

FYKES, Darren……

Unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24 2022, at University Hospital , London,  Darren  passed away shortly after his 55thbirthday.

Loving husband of Jessie Johnston and son of Rita Fykes, beloved by friends and family on both sides of the ocean.   

Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Darren may be made to your local humane society. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com 

  1. We are so saddened to hear about the passing of my cousin Darren. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jess and Auntie Rita.
    May you rest in peace
    Lot’s of love
    Karen, Mark and George x

  2. We are so saddened to hear about the passing of my cousin Darren. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jess and Auntie Rita at this time.
    Rest in peace
    Karen, Mark and George x

  3. Jessica, I’m so very sorry for your profound loss. Thinking of you and Darren’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

    An Irish Prayer

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Everything remains as it was.
    The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no sorrow in your tone.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effort
    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind because
    I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
    All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.

  4. Dear Jess,
    I was very saddened and shocked to read the news of Darren’s sudden passing. My thoughts are with you and Darren’s family at this difficult time.
    With sympathy and condolences,

  5. So sad to hear the passing of Darren our thoughts are with Jess and Darren’s mum in our prayers love Kevin and family

  6. Jessica,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and that you have my deepest sympathy.

    Please take care of yourself and reach out if you want to talk at all.


  7. Jessica,
    I am so sorry to hear about Darren’s sudden passing. I am thinking of you and Darren’s family and am sending peace and comfort to all.

  8. Jessica,
    I know the pain feels as it will crush you, but just trust in the Lord. I will keep you in my prayers to find a way to get through the days ahead. Remember all the good times as they will help you through.
    May the Lord be with you as you take this journey, remember you are not alone.

  9. Our hearts are broken with the sudden unexpected death of our son (in -law), Darren. Our love and deepest sympathy to our daughter Jessica, and his Mom, Rita Fykes in England. We will miss him so much, his big hugs, his wonderful cooking and those precious phone calls to just say hello, to keep in touch and ask questions.
    Words can not fully express our loss. May God Bless!

  10. To Darren’s family in England, Ireland and Canada; our deepest sympathy from Jessica’s parents. He was deeply loved, and is so deeply missed. Words can not fully express our shock and loss. May God Bless You!
    Linda Tozer-Johnston and Ron Johnston

  11. Oh Jessica – I was so sorry to hear this! My deepest sympathy for both of your families. You are in my thoughts.

  12. Jessica:

    I’m shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Darren’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family in this tough time. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

    Our condolences.

    Kim and Scott

  13. Dear Jessica,
    Everyone at Let’s Talk Science who had the opportunity to work with you is very sorry to hear about your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  14. Jessica, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll be keeping you and the rest of Darren’s family in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Jessica and family: I was so very saddened to hear of your husbands sudden passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. When you love deeply the pain of loss is so much deeper. Take care my friend, Lynn in NL

  16. Jessica I am so very sorry to hear of Darren’s sudden passing. Know that you are in my thoughts as you and your family navigate the path that lies ahead. The grief that lies on that path will likely be a tricky beast. While the loss you feel today will never truly go away know that over time it will loosen its grip. As you navigate that path please take care of yourself, lean on your support system, seek help if needed and take one hour, one day at a time.
    Holding you in my thoughts,
    Heather Williams (Small)

  17. Jessica,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.


  18. The hardest goodbyes are the ones we don’t get to say.
    We are so deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our cousin Darren, To Auntie Rita, Jess and to Jess’s parents our deepest sympathy you are in our thoughts and prayers
    Rest in Peace Darren

  19. Jessica, Families & Friends, we are so very sorry to hear of your deep and sudden loss of Darren, our hearts go out to you all. I’d like to share with you a poem my mum had saved for many, many years and that gave me and others some solace when she passed many years ago:

    Land of Endless Day

    For each sunset, there’s a sunrise,
    In a land we cannot see.
    There’s a place of love and endless dawn,
    That’s called… Eternity.
    In this land there are no shadows,
    And no deepening shades of night,
    And no candles ever needed,
    For God provides the Light.
    No pain or sorrow enters there,
    No teardrops ever fall,
    And no such thing as parting,
    Within its golden halls.
    Cares and worries are forgotten,
    In this land where trails cease,
    And the heart knows only gladness,
    And the bliss of perfect peace.
    In time there’ll be a reunion,
    Sweeter far than words can say,
    With those who’ve gone and await us,
    In this land of Endless Day.

    With Deepest Condolences, Wendy Gordon (Rod)

  20. Erica and I are incredibly sorry for your loss. We’ll keep you all in our prayers. If you ever need anything, please reach out.

  21. Jess, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin Darren, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends in Canada. Also our thoughts, and prayers are with Rita as we support her through this difficult time. We are also here for you.

  22. Dear Jess and family and my dear sister Rita, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Darren. It was a terrible shock. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I am here if you need me. Auntie Beatx

  23. Dear Jess, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Darren’s sudden passing. We have many happy memories of times spent with him and hold these in our heart always but particularly during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your parents with Auntie Rita and everyone touched by his loss. All our love. Jenny Mark James and Thomas

  24. Dear Jess, sorry to hear about Darren my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love. Auntie Margaret

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