Darren Patrick Creces, 54, of Kincardine, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. Loving husband and best friend of Kristine (née McAdams) Creces. Cherished father of Tyler and her husband Travis King, and Sean Creces (Victor Creighton). Beloved son of Helen Creces, and caring brother of Daniel Creces (Andrea), Laura Hull (Jerry), Dave Creces (Sarah Rae), and Gerard Creces (Sarah). Dear son-in-law of Linda McAdams. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Greg McAdams (Carrie Cleave), and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Leo Creces; and father-in-law, Duward McAdams. As a man who sought to instill positivity and gratitude into every aspect of life, Darren spread messages of kindness to those around him through his art, and love for creating beauty with every medium. He was a fisherman with a life-long love affair with the outdoors. It didn’t matter who you were, you could count on Darren for anything, from lending a helping hand, to his abundant supply of “Dad” jokes and bad puns. He was always there to make you smile. A private service will be held for immediate family at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. The family invites relatives, friends and former co-workers to a celebration of Darren’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 183, Kincardine, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ontario Parks or Sick Kids would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.