Darlene Baresich, a resident of R.R.#1 Newbury, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, June 25, 2021 in her 71st year. Born in Croatia, daughter of the late Juraj and Kata (Cavlovic) Novosel. Beloved wife of John Baresich. Loving mother of Sonya (Dave) Gillett, Robert (Crystal) Baresich, Cindy (Greg) Pallister, Sherry (Craig) King and John Jr. (Meredith) Baresich. Cherished grandmother of Ashley (Brad) and Brian Gillett; Sara, Samantha and Sophia Baresich; Jeffrey, Bradley and Miranda Pallister; Charlotte, Benjamin and Isabella King, and Aarron, Mckenna and Andy Baresich. Dear sister of Vera (Joseph) Draganac, Zdenka (Charles) Baresich, Marija (Ivan) Smajla and Ankica (Joseph) Ivancic.
Loved sister-in-law of Peter (2002) (Rita 2019) Baresich, Ben (1997) (Irene) Baresich, Ann (Maurice) (Gerhard 2014) Machuletz and George (Ann) Baresich. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Especially missed by her lifelong friend Nada (Vlado) Sepic. Predeceased by infant son Daniel (1971), in-laws Petar and Manda Baresich and special cousin Anka Jarmek (2013).
Darlene will be remembered for her love of gardening, creativity and family. She worked hard with her hands as seen by her beautiful gardens at home and her pond. She was known for her delicious baked goods, especially apple strudel, and her many thoughtful handcrafted gifts that she gave to others.
Darlene always gave generously of her time to everyone and never missed a birthday or special event. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. It was important for her to share many traditions with her family and spend time acknowledging every milestone. She was a devoted partner for over 53 years to her husband and they enjoyed many good memories together.
A Private Family Service will be held at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St., Bothwell. Interment in St. Ignatius Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Foundation, LHSCF - London Regional Cancer Program or St.Ignatius Cemetery, Bothwell (cheques made payable to Friends of the Bothwell Catholic Cemetery). Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com.