Farming Rural 07

Daryl Stewart McDonell

October 25, 1960 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 61)


Daryl Stewart McDonell was born October 25, 1960 in Langenburg to Martin and Donalda McDonell. Daryl was the third of eight children.

On June 22, 1985, Daryl married the love of his life and high school sweetheart of ten years, Cindy Fieseler. The two of them were blessed with two children, Mandi (1987) and Rylan (1990). In February of 1991, Daryl and Cindy and their children moved to the home that they built on their acreage a mile south of Langenburg.

Daryl and his brother, Dwayne took over the original McDonell family farm in 1981. They farmed alongside their father, Martin until retired in 1995. The two of them ran a successful farming operation, Hill Well Farms for 37 years, retiring in 2018.  They were the true definition of partnership through it all and the two of them shared a special bond that will forever be treasured.

For thirty years, during the winter months, Daryl worked at the local skating rink where he enjoyed interacting with the kids and their parents.

Daryl was passionate about hockey and his skills led him to a long hockey career. In 1979, Daryl moved to Estevan, SK where he played with the Estevan Bruins. Upon returning to Langenburg, Daryl was a dedicated Langenburg Warrior with the senior hockey team. Daryl played for 15 years and was team captain for nine of them – a true testament to his character that we all knew and loved him for. Following Daryl’s hockey days, he was actively involved in Langenburg Minor Hockey. Daryl loved to coach Rylan and his teams throughout the years and formed a strong bond with so many players. When Rylan went on to play junior hockey in Yorkton, Daryl and Cindy didn’t miss a home game and caught as many of the road games as they could- Daryl was always up for a good bus trip!

Daryl was a kind, gentle, and easy-going man who touched the lives of so many. Daryl was a friend to many and always enjoyed spending as much time as he could with family and friends. He loved to stop by and visit everyone and could start up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime- whether he knew them or not.

Daryl loved his hunting. Over the years, he enjoyed many hunting trips and spent many evenings at the shack with all his hunting buddies. Daryl loved this time and enjoyed it with so many, including many of his nephews and later on, his son-in-law. He would have loved to carry on these traditions with his grandsons as well.

One of Daryl’s favorite places was their seasonal site at Pyott’s West Campground- Daryl loved to fish. When he was at the lake, he was always planning for the next fish, and every time he was out on the lake, he was sure to place bets on who would catch the first, biggest, and most!

Daryl enjoyed life and was never one to complain. He enjoyed going on trips with Cindy and their friends and family. In September 2021, he and Cindy took a trip to Toronto to take in a few Blue Jays games- a trip we are all so glad they got to take together.

Sadly, in March of 2018, Daryl was diagnosed with brain cancer. In true Daryl fashion, he demonstrated the utmost strength and courage. Following surgery and treatments, Daryl was blessed with three more years to make memories and spend time with his loved ones. In November 2021, the cancer returned and despite the same strength, courage, and attitude that Daryl had, he sadly lost his battle. Daryl passed away peacefully on May 30, 2022 with his family by his side.

Daryl was passionate about his family and loved and treasured each of his parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews, and most especially, his beloved wife.

Daryl was predeceased by his father, Martin; father-in-law, Bob; mother-in-law, Cleo; and brothers-in-law, Grant & Wayne.

Daryl leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory; his wife, Cindy; children, Mandi (Dane) and Rylan (Sadie); his precious grandsons Archer, Kase & Zak; his mother, Donalda; siblings, Shelley (Doug), Dwayne (Debbie), Randy (Dawn), Kevin (Joann), Karen (Warren), Troy, and Marni (Rae). Sisters-in-law, Debbie (Dave) Pearce, Donna (Lee) Morris, Laura Mund; brother-in-law, Roy (Cathy) Fieseler; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.


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Prayer Service (SK Time)
June 3, 2022

7:30 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
106 March Avenue West
Langenburg, SK S0A 2A0

Funeral Mass (SK Time)
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
106 March Avenue West
Langenburg, SK S0A 2A0


St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery
Langenburg, Saskatchewan S0A 2A0


Daryl McDonell Memorial Fund - c/o Langenburg Family & Friends (for Arena Improvements)
P.O. Box 800, Langenburg SK S0A 2A0

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