Our hearts are collectively broken at the sudden passing of Daniel Robert Minor on March 12, 2021. Husband to his beloved wife and best friend, Haley, and an incredibly loving Daddy to his son, Jack. Daniel was the proud son of Tom and Michelle Minor, loving brother to Lynsey and Zack Schmidt and adoring Uncle to Harper and Ainsley. Daniel will be forever missed by his Grandparents Dan and Jeanette Minor and many cherished uncles, aunts and cousins. He was a devoted son in law to Bob, Sheila and Cindy. Reunited with his Aunt Judy, cousin Barry, and grandparents Barry and Lenore Dear.
Daniel spent much of his life on the water aboard the Lynsey Lenore, proudly learning the family trade. When he wasn’t on the boat, Dan could be found at the arena, laced up and donning the number 21 or as a coach with his Mudcats gear. Dan was passionate about all aspects of life, but his passion for hockey was profound. He grew up achieving high-level athletic endeavours on the ice and then translated his love for playing to a role behind the bench as a Coach. Dan (and his soft hands) left an impact on his coaches, teammates, players, and opponents.
To know him was to love him. From his charismatic smile to kitchen dance moves, Dan offered no shortage of light to those around him. To put it simply, Dan was “that guy”; someone who shone brightest when helping others and wouldn’t hesitate to do anything, for anyone, at any time. Let us remember Dan for his contagious smile, generous character, and loving heart.
May we reflect on his zest for life and endearing charm and carry his spirit into the love and kindness we choose to show others each day. Whether you’re on the ice, in the stands, on the bench, or in the outfield, let’s give Dan one more “bbbaaabbbyyyy” for the road.
Memorial donations can be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends near and far are asked to email favourite stories, memories and photos. Private family gathering has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences and photos at jwhartfuneralhome.com
You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground. I’ll be the wings that keep your heart in the clouds.
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