Sara Jill Darley

  • "Hey sorry to hear about the loss of your wife..."
  • "Hey sorry to hear about the loss of your wife..."
  • "So sad dear Grant and boys, my heart goes out to you,..."
  • "ear Grant, I am so saddened by your loss. My heart goes out..."
    - Brenda Young
  • "Grant I am sincerely sad to hear of Jill's passing. Our..."
    - Cathy Clackson

DARLEY, Sara Jill (Kite) May 2, 1966 - July 11, 2018 On Wednesday our beloved Jilly passed away; daughter, wife, mother, sister, auntie, confidante and friend. We are heartbroken, yet given time we realize we have a lifetime of memories to cherish. Like her mum her favorite colour was yellow. Like her dad, Jill loved sweet peas and was always available for a wienie roast at the beach. Jill's favorite music was all of it. Their favorite family vacation spot was Rathtrevor Park. Jill loved her British roots, cups of tea, and the rellies from the UK and NZ. Jill was a giver not a taker. Born in North Vancouver the family moved to Miracle Beach then to a rustic cottage near Beaver Lake where Jill learned to play in the dirt. Further moves were made to Bear Hill then Brentwood Bay. Along the way Jill made new friends and nurtured old ones. Jill cherished her lifelong friends; in the last while she wished for privacy from visitation yet please know she thought of you every day. In the early 90's she met a handsome fellow named Grant and they, along with their 2 boys, Jack and Ben, built a wonderful life together. Jill spent her 34 year working career at Butchart's starting at age 18 in the coffee bar, and, as is the beauty of working for a family business, was able to work her way thru the ranks to become the payroll administrator "with no formal training" (her words, not mine). Jill was predeceased by her mum and dad. Along with Grant and the boys, she leaves Tim (Lisa, Lucas); Chris (Alix, Lauren, Blair, Evan); Andrew (Elke, Aaron); and Joshua and a huge extended family both here and abroad. More than anything Jill loved family - she will be missed. Rest in Peace Jill A celebration will be at their home Sunday, July 22 from 2-5pm.

Published in Victoria Times Colonist from July 14 to July 21, 2018