DAVIDSON, Darrell Willard

Davidson, Darrell Willard - February 18, 1925 – February 15, 2011 - Darrell Davidson went to be with his Beloved Saviour on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his loving wife Yvonne of 62 years and 7 children: Bill (Sandy), Wendy (Peter), Tim (Jean), Lindsay (Sandie), Ron (Dianne), Gary (Pam), Phil (Triny), son-in-law Larry, 29 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 siblings, Wes, Joyce, Ron and Ruth. He was predeceased by his daughter Linda on December 3, 2010 and an infant son Roy in 1950, as well as siblings Gordon, Jean and Chester. Darrell was born in Three Hills February 18, 1925 the third oldest of eight siblings. He grew up in the Three Hills area and married Yvonne C. Mills on September 28, 1948. They had eight children and lived a full life spanning many different careers. He owned his own coal mine from an early age, as coal needs declined he took his heavy construction equipment to the oilfield. The natural progression from here was construction, including a concrete business. In 1966 to 1969 he pastored a small church then returned to Three Hills, working at Prairie Bible Institute for a few years. He started a family business, D W Davidson and Sons in 1976 with which he served his community until 1999. From its inception, this venture was to support missions around the world. This was in keeping with his passions of reading Scriptures, sharing his faith, foreign missions and his family. Graveside Service was held at the Three Hills Cemetery on February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am. Funeral Service followed at Cochrane Alliance Church (902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane) on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Darrell's family through www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Darrell may be made to www.3CM.org or www.projectjesusforchildren.com Arrangements in care of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services. (403) 265-1199.