Darleen Kim (Miharija) MILLOY
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MILLOY (Miharija), Darleen Kim December 15, 1963 - May 11, 2011 Darleen passed away May 11, 2011 suddenly but quietly at home. Despite living with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis for almost half her life, Darleen's happiness and contentment shone on all around her through her unshakable positive attitude and warm personality. She received a BA in economics from Simon Fraser University and an AAT designation from the CMA Society of BC. Her love of the highland bagpipe began at age four after a performance by her cousin, and she never looked back. A successful competitor as a soloist and as a member of first the Vancouver Ladies' then the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Darleen received her biggest wins in Scotland just after developing her first symptoms of MS. She continued as a thoughtful teacher and adjudicator after she could no longer play and remained a passionate fan of piping (and the Vancouver Canucks!) all of her life. Darleen was predeceased by her father, John. She is survived by her loving husband, Derek; mother Diane; sister Trish (Steve); brother Rick (Sandy); nephews Matthew, Nicholas, and Adam. We are especially grateful to Minette, Digna, Maribeth, Shirley, and Catherine for their commitment, love, and care over the last few years that helped us maintain Darleen's health and happiness. A memorial celebration will be held on May 23rd at 1:00 PM at the Firefighters' Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society in Darleen's honour would be welcomed.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 16, 2011.
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May 28, 2011
Hi Trish, Steve and Nicholas. We wanted you to know that we are thinking of you. We know how you loved her, she was a very strong woman. Your family's support through out Darleen's illness has been amazing. She will be missed.Oh how happy would she be to know her Canucks are in the finals!!
Shauna Truitt
May 24, 2011
Diane and Family: We are so sorry to hear Darleen passed away. We did not have a chance to meet Darleen when we stayed with you some years ago, but we heard how beautiful person she was. Please accept our sincere and deepest condolences - relatives from Slovenia.
Tajda, Sergej, Jan, Masa (Miharija) Gala
May 23, 2011
I am deeply saddened by your loss. Take solace in family members and loved ones. You were a very special couple. I remember when you would bring Darleen to our volleyball games and every serve that got out went right to her. Take care in your time of grief.
Nadine Stack
May 22, 2011
Derek, Diane, Trish and Rick: I remember Darlene as a young child, watching her in elementary school playing the pipes - I always admired her. She was such a wonderful person. Sending you our love and blessings during this difficult time!

"After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever."
–I Thessalonians 4:17
Teisha, Brad, Hannah and Brendan Focken (nee Seller)
May 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Miranda(Miharija) Rupena
May 20, 2011
My condolences to all the family and friends of Darleen. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Diana Dodge
May 18, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Darlene. May peace, love and my sympathy go to the entire family.
Treasure Lotton
May 18, 2011
I will alway love Darleen and she will be in my memory forever. I'm so lucky to have known her.
Stuart Hagell
May 17, 2011
Derek, Diane, Trish and Riky, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Darleen. She was such a great mentor to young pipers. What a gift she had. We send our love at this time for all the family.

Ron and Katrina Watts
May 17, 2011
Derek & Family: So sorry to hear this sad news. Our deepest condolences to you all at this most difficult time.
Neil & Nancy Dickie
May 16, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Lana & Darren Willms
May 16, 2011
Derek and family: Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. May your memories of Darleen be the comfort you keep in your heart forever.

Karen Christoffersen & Richard Wood
May 16, 2011
Derek and family, May precious memories fill your heart and ease your pain during this difficult time.
Kelly Engleson
May 16, 2011
So sorry to hear of Darleen's passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Kelly & Debbie Shong
May 16, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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