Darin Bernard John Wood passed away surrounded by family on January 10, 2024 at the age of 35.

Darin was a maverick and a force to be reckoned with. He was in a sweet spot, having accomplished so much in his short but full 35 years. Childhood highlights were filled with spending time at the farm with his grandparents and camping with his dad. This time proved to be an anchor and instilled in him the importance of family, community and sparked his curiosity for learning. Darin took on any challenge with tenacity and perseverance. He was a gifted athlete & from a young age, he had an affinity for soccer, dirt biking, lacrosse & hockey. He was impressing hockey scouts & with the prospect of Juniors in his sights, a life altering accident left him a quadriplegic at the age of 17. Facing impossible circumstances, Darin never gave up and was more determined than ever. His veracity fueled his advocacy for change and his integrity to stand up for his beliefs never wavered. Despite being in a chair, he became an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and marksman. Darin always gave to those around him. He took his knowledge and mastery of the game and became a highly respected AAA hockey coach-  inspiring 100s of young hockey players. He was a lifelong learner and his depth of curiosity and knowledge of countless subjects was unmatched and fueled his passions. He was wise beyond his years and had incredible intuition; but above all, one of Darin’s greatest gifts was connecting with others. 

Our brave Darin has been reunited with his dad. Our warrior gets to rest, our coach has left us inspired, our friend has left us to carry on the laughter, our brother has left us filled with his love and our son will watch over us and bless us until we meet again. Thank you, Darin.

 We are all better because of you. We love you.

“The Darin Wood Memorial Fund” was set up to humbly ask for help with his family’s expenses in their time of great loss. Funds will also be used in order to support causes near and dear to Darin’s heart. Darin was an advocate in the wheelchair community and extremely active in the hockey world. 

Thank you for sharing the link to this page on all of your social media accounts and with anyone who may wish to contribute. Darin was so generous with his time and resources. What better way to honour his memory than to give of our time and resources so that he may continue to enrich the lives of others as much going forward as he did in life? Thank you all for reading, for being a part of Darin’s life and for your generosity.