Darrell B. "Babs" Babineau
1942 - 2022
Darrell B. "Babs" Babineau
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Lillian Albion Animal Shelter, Marilyn & Friends Ferel Cat Spay and Neuter Program or a Charity of y
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Darrell "Babs" Bernard Babineau, a proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RFAC), age 79, of Springhill, NS, passed away with his loving family by his side on January 4, 2022 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. 

Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Garnet and Louise (Davis) Babineau.

At the age of 17, Babs enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He valued his service highly and attained the rank of Sergeant before retiring in 1983.  Soon after his retirement he worked for Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) for over 18 years.

Babs met Debby in 1964 and they were married in 1966.  The love they showed for one another was what some would call True Love.  Together they gave life to two beautiful daughters Robin and Crystal, making their circle of love complete.

Babs loved his sports, if he wasn’t playing on the team, he was coaching it. The Toronto Maple Leaf’s and the Toronto Blue Jays were his all-time favorite teams.  If anyone tried to say differently they would be guaranteed to receive a talking too, with some attitude to boot.

Fountain Lake was his second home and he considered everyone on Fountain Lake family.  The nearby kids would walk over to visit him, as he always had cookies and stories of his adventures at the camp.  Hunting season was his favorite of all seasons. In his earlier years, Babs would walk miles upon miles across the mountain.  His hunting buddies, young or old, couldn’t keep up with him.  He knew every square inch of the mountain and is the reason why he was called "The Mountain Man".

Darrell will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Debby (Rushton) Babineau; daughter Crystal (Vaughn) Babineau-Ryan; brother Herb Babineau, all of Springhill. He will also be missed by his 4 grandchildren, Zachary (Lindsey) Babineau, Shelby (Drake) Ryan, Zoe Nyitai-Hacz, and Bella (Jonah) Ryan, all of Springhill; great grandchildren Felix, Archer, Savannah (Shelbys children) Grayson, and Levi (Zacharys children); special nephews who were like sons to him, Jim Logan of Springhill and Greg Christensen of Ontario, as well as many nieces and other nephews; brother in laws Royce (Jannis) Rushton, Roy (Rochelle) Rushton, and Angus (Susan) Hunter, all of Springhill; sister in laws Barbara Babineau, Connie Babineau, and Ronda (Bill) Weatherbee, all of Springhill.

His grandchildren called him "Gramp" and his great grandchildren called him their "GG".

In addition to his parents, Darrell was predeceased by his daughter Robin Babineau, great granddaughter Amelia Marie Rose, brothers; Murray, Bill, Doug, sisters; Margorie Christensen and Carol Logan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361).  At Darrell’s request there will be no funeral.  A Celebration of his Life will be held in the nearest future when Covid-19 allows gatherings of 50+ people again. The date and time will be announced on Facebook and/or the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

Darrell’s family would like to thank Dr. Ferguson and the nurses of All Saints Hospital. Also to everyone who sent their love, condolences,  pictures, stories, and food. Your kindness will never be forgotten. 

Donations in memory of Babs can be made to the Lillian Albion Animal Shelter, Marilyn & Friends Ferel Cat Spay and Neuter Program or a Charity of your choosing.

Babs was a living legend.  He made many friends throughout his years of travels. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of meeting him and calling him their friend.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A.H. Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Darrell B. "Babs" Babineau