It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Daryl Anthony St Amand on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the age of 57.
Predeceased by his parents Norm*(Pete) and Annette St Amand. Survived by Leanne Bass and by their children Katrina and Parrish. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Amy (Jari) predeceased, Shane (Barb), Heather (Dave) and Parrish. Dearly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Never to be forgotten by his lifelong friend “Uncle” Jon Tomori, and so many other loyal friends, from all over Sudbury, particularly the West End where he grew up.
Daryl worked for Pioneer Construction for more than 30 years and in addition to his strong work ethic, he was legendary for his sense of humour. His crews will never forget hearing the annoying but familiar phrase “this is The Beak, you can speak” over their radios. And after those long days at work, the jokes continued more often than not with those and many of his other friends at the Nickel City.
Anyone who knew Daryl would attest to his clever but crude sense of humour and his “to the point” attitude. You never had to guess what he was thinking. It was always the right time and place when it came to his jokes no matter how inappropriate. He was a stubborn man and used to say “I can do anything” and he was right, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t or wouldn’t do for anyone in need.
Daryl was well known by his friends and family for his great cooking. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t make that wasn’t delicious. He always ensured that his friends and family were well fed, and welcomed any new mouths to feed. He was known to bring his ex-wife lunch regularly; regardless of them being separated for 20 years, they were best friends. And despite the constant teasing and banter, everyone knew what was under that grumpy exterior and that his children were always the centre of his universe. He was one of a kind and his passing will forever leave a void that cannot be filled.
A big thank you to the incredible surgical team and staff on the 9th floor ICU at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto for going above and beyond to care for Daryl while he was in their care.
At Daryl’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice.