Silver, Darcy James
Darcy James Silver

June 13, 1955 — May 7, 2000

Family, friends and an entire community were heartbroken and shocked on Sunday morning, May 7, 2000 when D’Arcy Silver, 44, of Hemford died suddenly at home. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a devoted son and a good friend and neighbour. He owned and operated his own carpentry business, D.J. Silver Contractor. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #102, New Germany, and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the Military Police. D’Arcy enjoyed working with wood and spent many hours in his workshop with his dog, Gunner. He was an avid card player, hunter and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of his camp. Family and friends would often gather at the camp for a game of cards and share a meal, especially on Thanksgiving Day. D’Arcy was happiest when all his family was together, especially when his girls came home for weekend visits from university. His daughters were his pride and joy.

He will forever be in the hearts of his wife Debbie (Bolivar); daughters Eva and Erin; mother LaVerta, Upper Northfield; sisters Donna (Gary) Nauss and Susan Meisner, Hemford; brother Peter (Dianne) Silver, New Germany, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Raymond on July 18, 1999.

Funeral services were held on May 11, 2000 from New Germany Funeral Home, Mr. Don McFadden LT. officiating. “Uncloudy Day” and “Amazing Grace”, songs recorded by Willie Nelson were played. Honorary Bearer was Clark Veinot. A private family interment of ashes was held in the Hemford Community Cemetery. Ashes were also scattered at his camp by his wife and daughters.

Floral tributes: Wreath - wife Debbie, daughters Eva and Erin; basket - mother, sisters, brother and families; basket - Ruth and Rick.

Donations in D’Arcy’s memory were made to his family, S.H.A.I.D., Alzheimer Society, D.V.A. Unit of Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Epworth United Church, Emmanuel Church, St. James’ Lutheran Church, and Hemford Community Cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS Thank you — Two simple words trying to express all the love and gratitude we feel in our hearts for our family and friends who are helping us through this difficult time. Thank-you to Brian Mailman and Clark Veinot, and my sister Tracey for being with me that Sunday morning, and to Andrew and Raymond for bringing the girls home to me. My family and D’Arcy’s family, you surround us in a circle of love that radiates strength and comfort to keep us going forward. To D’Arcy’s Mom, your losses over the past year have been many, some day we will know the reason why. Thank-you to Don McFadden for your visits and words of comfort, and to Adam Tipert for your professionalism and assistance. To everyone who sent sympathy cards, brought food to our homes, visited and telephoned, we want you to know that we appreciate all you have done. Eva and Erin, your Dad was so proud of you. Hold him in your hearts forever, and I know he is watching over you. Debbie, Eva and Erin Kay, Donna, Susan, Peter and families

  Eva (Silver) ->
    Raymond Carroll Silver ->
      D'Arcy James Silver

Source: The Bridgewater Bulletin , Bridgewater, NS
Date: 8/9/2000
Transcriber: online

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman