Darlene grew up in Sointula, and later met the love of her life Ben Perlini in Port Hardy in the early 1960’s, where they built their home together and raised three children. Darlene and Ben did everything together from fishing, hunting, and tending to their beautiful gardens. For years they traveled to Mexico in the winter and came back to Port Hardy to fish in the summer. Unfortunately Darlene seemed to lose that little sparkle in her eyes when her soulmate Ben died on July 19, 2007. She is predeceased by her son Beni Perlini and survived by her daughters Luciana (Steve), Rossana, granddaughter Kayla (Steve); brothers Eldon (Sarah), Daryl (Kerri), Alison (Sandra) and her father Walter Onia. Darlene loved her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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