DIETZ – Darcy Allen

Date of Birth: October 27, 1966

Date of Death: June 2, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Darcy Allen Dietz of Edmonton, Alta., who died unexpectedly at the age of 52 on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Darcy will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Charles and Doris Dietz of Melville, Sask., his sister, Karen (Matt) of Oakville, Ont.; brother, Mark (Marilyn) of White City, Sask.; twin brother, David (Allison) of Waterloo, Ont., and by his adoring nieces, Morgan, Erin, Cassandra, Kara and Angela; and nephews, Derrick and Adam.
Darcy was born on Oct. 27, 1966 in Melville, Sask. He enjoyed spending time on numerous family camping and fishing trips while growing up, and getting together with the large extended family of relatives that lived in the area. He enjoyed and excelled in academics, but was also an active participant in band and drama extracurricular activities.
After graduating from Melville Comprehensive High School in 1984, Darcy attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1993. During this period, Darcy received awards of merit for outstanding achievements and performance in undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and dentistry for children. As a university student, he spent many extracurricular hours entertaining crowds as part of the Intensely Vigorous College Nine pep band, and enthusiastically welcomed new students as a university orientation leader. After practicing dentistry in Warman and Saskatoon, Darcy continued his education at the University of Alberta in 2000, completing a Master of Science in Orthodontics in 2004. He established his practice in Edmonton, Towne Square Orthodontics, in 2004.
Darcy dedicated his career to helping thousands of clients through his practice, especially children, by bringing smiles and an improved quality of life to so many. Darcy was known for his passion for learning and incredible work ethic, his culinary skills, and his love of travelling and photography. Darcy was a valued and active member of the community as evidenced by his volunteer work at Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton, and as a supporter of the Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market, a highlight of which was the Sprouts program designed to encourage children to not only choose healthy vegetables to eat but also to pick and cook them.
Darcy will also be greatly missed by his many colleagues, clients and friends.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.