There is only one important thing in the world – relationships – with God, with family and with friends.
Danny will be loved forever by Lorna, his wife and best friend of 40 years. Danny will be remembered as a positive happy person by his sisters, Debbie Gow and Pat Cleary; his sisters-in-law Linda Frey, Carol Jobs and Sue Peacock; his brothers-in-law Ken Frey, Art Jobs and Gordie Gow. Uncle Danny to 5 nephews: Chris, Devon, Mark, Richard and Tim; 10 nieces: Dana, Deanna, Desta, Elizabeth, Kathleen, Kelley, Megan, Natacha, Tammie, and Tara; 10 great nephews: Beecher, Charlie, Eric, Justin G, Justin N, Kendrick, Luke, Oliver, Robb and Zechariah; and 18 great nieces: Baileigh, Dakota, Eleanor, Emma, Gracie, Guinevere, Hailey, Hayley, Hope, Jayleen, Jensyn, Kiauna, Lyla, Megan, Molly, Olivia, Sarah and Taylor. He was predeceased in 2001 by his brother Brian Cleary and his nephew Dean Jobs.
Danny coached the Alberta provincial men’s goalball teams for many years at Canadian National Championships. Over the years, he also coached the Canadian Women’s and Men’s teams at many international competitions including World Goalball Championships and Parapan American Games. The Canadian Men won gold at the Parapan Ams in Sao Paolo Brazil in 2005. Danny coached the men’s team at Paralympic Games in Long Island 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Danny was an employee of Burnco Rock Products for 30 years as a dispatcher in both the concrete and sand and gravel divisions. He enjoyed his time with both the office staff and the drivers. Danny loved to play golf and he liked the time that he spent on the greens with his friends. His philosophy was that the only reason to work in the summer was to play golf on the weekend. He also looked forward to his weekly card games. Danny liked his various football and hockey pools and had fun with his friends. Danny’s friends saw him as “an authentic human being who was kind and caring in a world which seems to value those characteristics less and less”.
Danny is an organ donor and his corneas have been donated for transplant.
Please join in thanksgiving for Danny’s life at First Alliance Church (12345 40 St SE) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:00pm, followed by fellowship and refreshments.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received by the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind. E-transfers may be made through the website at www.asrab.ab.ca – get involved – make a donation.