Daryl Ann DaCosta
With great sadness, the family of Daryl Dacosta announces her passing.
Daryl grew up in the suburb of Don Mills Toronto, and after marrying her husband Max, they moved to Barrie, ON. In 2009 Daryl moved out west to join her sister here in Invermere, B.C. Later, her husband Max followed her to Invermere.
Once here, Daryl fell in love with the new environment and nature, and enthusiastically engaged in hiking, climbing and walking her favorite four legged “sidekicks”, taught Zumba classes and enjoyed the fresh mountain air and her new job, working for Heather at Effusion Art Gallery. Daryl was a retail specialist and immersed herself fully in learning everything about the exhibiting artists and their works. Artists and clients appreciated and embraced Daryl’s passion and talent for art and its creators.
In 2017 Daryl was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia, a rare form that attacks younger age groups and in 2018 she moved into Columbia House for full-time care. As the disease progressed, Daryl gradually lost her ability to walk and talk, but never lost her ability to laugh, smile and giggle.
Daryl lived life her way, right to the end. Her favourite phrase and end of every conversation was “love you, love you, love you,” she said goodbye to us and the world fittingly on Valentines day, 14 minutes past 5 in the afternoon.
Daryl was pre-deceased by her father Delroy in 2008. Her family would like to extend great appreciation and thanks to Dr. Maslowska, for greatly caring for and treating Daryl, the staff at COHO for caring with love and respect, and to the other inhabitants of COHO who are a great community of awesome people. Further a thanks to the community of Invermere, who allowed Daryl to live life as she deserved.