Darryl Roche

Obituary of Darryl Francis Roche

ROCHE:  Peacefully, with the love of his family, at Jessica’s House Residential Hospice, Exeter, on Sunday, March 24, 2024, Darryl Francis Roche of Exeter, formerly of PEI, age 54.  Predeceased by his wife Shannon Lee (Smale) Roche (May 2022) and his father Mervin Joseph Roche.  Father of  Dakota Roche.  Beloved son of Vivian (McDonald) and her husband Leonard Kilmer of Crediton.  Loved brother of Julie Roche and spouse Richard Dart of London, brother of Jeffery Noftall and spouse Tammy Druce of Windsor.  Step brother of Johnathan Kilmer and Cara Lee of Strathroy, Tammy Kilmer of New Brunswick and Tony Kilmer of Alberta. Remembered by his step mother Dianne Adams of Charlottetown PEI, his Aunts Bernadette (Mike) Walsh of NFLD,  Ursula Stuart of PEI and Lavina DeGroot  of Brampton.  Will also be missed by his nieces Tayler and Riley, special cousin and “brother” Adrian Wright and dear friend Gloria Johnston. Predeceased by his Uncles and Aunts, Gord McDonald, Gervase McDonald (Alice), Edward McDonald (Joanne) and Mary Elizabeth McDonald.  A private family gathering was held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, March 25, 2024.  Mr. Bob Heywood Officiant. At Darryl’s request, cremation will take place.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to Jessica’s House Residential Hospice, Exeter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Darryl was born in York Ontario, but spent most of his life in PEI.  He worked as a Correctional Officer for many years.