February 3, 1941 – September 18, 2021
To all the friends and family of Darlene Davenport, it is with profound sadness that we announce her passing in Langley Memorial Hospital. Loving wife and companion of 29 years to husband Mike Davenport, Darlene suffered from the effects of brain bleeds which eventually took her from us on September 18th.
She was a much beloved mother of 3 children: Kelli, Jeff and Leia-Michelle Briscoe. She was also stepmother to 3 daughters, Karen, Darcy and Stacy Davenport and sister to Tom and Geoffrey Carr. She was predeceased by 2 other brothers, Bill and Gregory Riggs.
Darlene was born in Leask, SK and moved with her family as a young girl to Richmond. She was a member of a large happy family, her parents Lena and Ira Riggs were involved with the Ministry of Children and Families for over 35 years, and took in numerous children over that span of time, Darlene was often designated as The One in Charge.
Darlene also believed in helping those less fortunate. In her later years she went with her husband Mike working enthusiastically in her home city of Vancouver’s downtown eastside cleaning up single occupancy hotel rooms for the tenants, with project funding from Community Builders.
She also continued this work in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, getting to know the community of St. Marc assisting with various community services work and making many friends. She always loved knowing she was helping other people and getting out of her comfort zone.
She will be missed by many, including the many foster brothers she grew up with. She always looked up to her mother and wanted to follow the humanitarian example she left behind of what it means to be a Godly Woman. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation of BC
A Celebration of Life will be held for Darlene Marie Davenport, November 13th 2021 at 11:00 am at the Westwinds Community Church 6331 176 St Surrey BC.
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