In less than 18 months, Daryl Perry of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, made such an impact on friends and people living with an ostomy that he became an Unsung Hero to many.
When Ostomy NL chapter 604 sought interest in forming a satellite in Darryl’s home area in February 2018, Darryl was first through the door at the informational meeting. He showed a commitment, drive, and compassion for people living with an ostomy, and became a leader in generating the Exploits Satellite Chapter.
Immediately accepting the presidency, he spearheaded the executive and members to great success in the two years until his passing June 27, 2019, bringing his enthusiasm and positive attitude to all around him.
In addition, Daryl, who worked as an independent contractor, power saw operator and eventually a heavy equipment operator, was very well known in the Grand Falls-Windsor area for his sincere and passionate commitment to the ostomy community, as well as anyone in need.
Married for 31 years, with four children and three grandchildren who were loved passionately, and returned that love equally, Daryl retired in 2007 when, after many years of hard labor, he transitioned into disability. He then focused on family and a love of cooking.
This Unsung Hero, a caring and devoted man, will be sorely missed by members of Ostomy NL Chapter 604 in St. John’s.