Daniel will always be remembered for his smile, warmth and sincerity, his sense of humour, and passion to discuss ideas. He tried hard to persevere through his powerful darkness but this time the pain was too difficult. Daniel chose to take his own life on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, on his 22nd birthday.
Cherished son of Lisa and Joe and proud big brother of Sarah Dalita.
Funeral service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Friday, January 27 at 2 o’clock.
Those who cannot attend Daniel’s service may watch it through the following live streaming link:
You may watch the live streaming on Friday at 2 o’clock or after at a later time.
A reception will be held immediately following the service in the upstairs room which has limited capacity.
Interment of Daniel’s cremated remains will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto on Thursday, April 6 at 2:00pm. If desired, memorial donations may be made to:
Caledon Dufferin Victim Services (www.cdvs.ca)
Toronto Cat Rescue (torontocatrescue.ca) or
North Toronto Cat Rescue (northtorontocatrescue.com)
Online condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
Daniel had the most loving and caring of families, for which he was very grateful throughout his struggle. The world will miss the smart, funny, and talented writer that I’m convinced he would have become.
No words can express my deep and heartfelt condolences to you and your family (Lisa and Sarah) during this very difficult time. I pray that you will find some peace as you grieve the loss of your precious son, Daniel.
My condolences to you and your family Joe. Praying for you all at this difficult time. Remember that you all are loved by many. May love comfort you.
Laurence and Hester
Joe, Lisa and Sarah: we are not sure what to say at a time like this, but we want you to know we care about you guys and cannot even imagine what you’re going through.
One or both of us will be at the service on Friday.
We are so truly sorry for your pain and loss. I remember holding Daniel when he was just a few months old, peacefully sleeping. There are memories of hamburgers in the backyard on summer days by the pool. His love of Thomas the Train. Playing with fire from the fire pit, our kids all engraving their initials onto scrap pieces of wood. Fingers pointing to the sky watching when planes would leave a vapour trail. Daniel was funny and inquisitive and so easy to get along with, and when he smiled, heaven. Wishing you peace and sending warm hugs, love you friends.
Anna, Bassam, Nyda and Mia Faraj
Our family sends our deepest sympathies to you Joe, Lisa and Sarah during this difficult time. Jeff and Daniel spent time together working at Wah Wi and has many wonderful memories of Daniel, especially his smile. We can’t image how you feel , may the memories you all share keep you warm in your hearts.
Family and friends of Daniel, please accept my deepest condolences during this very difficult time. No words can ease the pain you are feeling right now . I lift you all up in prayer and pray for peace, strength and comfort to get through the difficult days ahead.
Sleep in peace Daniel.
Our deepest condolences to you, Lisa, Joe and Sarah. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart goes out to you, Lisa and Sarah at this difficult time. Wishing you peace, comfort, and courage at this time of sorrow. Thinking of you and your family when you celebrate life of your cherished son.
My dear Lisa and Family
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of this tragic news. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all of you. I can’t begin to imagine the grief you are suffering.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My utmost and sincerest respects to Joe, Lisa and Sarah during this time. May courage and love guide you through this time. Remember and reflect on the joyous memories which will keep Daniel and his memory alive. Take utmost care with time and peace.
Wolf and Colleen
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
May your cherished memories of Daniel cast a bright shining star upon you to keep his kind, sweet, spirit always within your hearts.
Dear Joe and Lisa: I am shocked and saddened by this news … you have my deepest sympathies and condolences for you and your family at this very trying time.
Sending my deepest condolences to Daniel’s family and friends. There is nothing that can be said to take away the pain that you are experiencing. I feel lucky to have worked so closely with Daniel. His warmth and kindness touched everyone who knew him. His loss will be felt by everyone.
Dear Joe & Lisa; It is with a heavy heart that I search for words of comfort. I believe my attempt is futile. Daniel was blessed with beautiful, kind parents, a sister & so many loving family & friends. The outpour of support & love is truly a testament to that. No one can imagine nor should have to endure your broken spirit. Keep breathing & just put one foot in front of the other. Your love & strength for each other will carry you forward. I will not attend on Friday, but will be praying for the all Cullens to find some peace in their hearts. Love & hugs from Alice xo
David and Marisol Hamilton
Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
We are at a loss for words to comprehend the depths of sorrow you must feel. We grieve for your tragic loss.
Your dear son and brother is no longer in pain and may he rest in peace.
My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends during this very difficult time. I don’t know you personally, however I am a mom and can’t imagine what you are going through. I pray for your all during this period of grief and sadness.
Joe, Lisa & Sarah.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort & courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
My absolute deepest sympathy’s to you all.
What a beautiful young man! That smile! I am so very sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you be granted the patience and fortitude to bear the loss of your beloved son, Daniel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joe, my condolences to you and your family. Your West Humber family are always here for you and your family.
Beverley & Colin Nurden
Lisa, Joe and Sarah, no words in the world can express how sincerely sorry we all feel for you as a family, may your love for each other and wonderful memories of all the good times help you through this unimaginable difficult time, take care and God Bless xx
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Anindita Plock
Dearest Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
Our hearts are broken for you all. We can’t begin to comprehend this tragic and profound loss. The love you had for him…the love he had for you all will forever be intertwined. As you begin this new life, please know you are all surrounded by love from not just us, but from so many.
Our deepest and sincerest condolences,
Anindita, Christopher, Aiden and Andrew Plock
Sandra and Neil Watkinson
Dear Lisa, Joe and Sarah,
Sandra and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to each of you at this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers . Blessings, Sandra and Neil Watkinson
It was inspiring to see Daniels eyes light up when he engaged in a topic that he was passionate about and then proceed to get lost in the conversation. In our case it was any aspect of music. I felt privileged and quite flattered to share a few moments like this with Daniel. He left me with a smile on my face and on a few occasions he would give me a very kind compliment that will not be forgotten and neither will Daniel.
Instant connection from the day I met Daniel. He was sincere and kind, loved to talk cars with him every day. Rare to meet someone as helpful, friendly and responsible as him and he will be missed. My condolences to the family. May he enjoy the afterlife in peace, comfort and eternal happiness. Love you Daniel.
Lots of love to you all. I can’t imagine what you’re experiencing right now but I’m grateful that we’ll get to spend time with you on Friday
Joe, Lisa, Sarah, I am so so sorry to hear this news. I found this beautiful pic of Daniel in a card the students made for me when he was in grade 1 at JB. I am sending you love, strength and peace at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Daniel
Joe, I have no words to express my sadness. Your loss is unbearable. May god give you and your family the courage to bear Daniel’s loss. My prayers are with you.
Deepest condolences to your family.
Pina & Danny Iafrate
I’m so sorry, this is such a profound loss of your
beautiful boy. Sending you and your family so much love and strength God bless️️
Janice and Alex Trkulja
Dear Cullen family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
I remember him as a smiley little boy in the pool at your place the summer I came up for a barbecue. I know your family will be there to support one another. My sincerest condolences.
Dear Cullen family
Lisa, Joe and Sarah,
It is with great sadness that I offer my condolences to your family. It truly seems like yesterday that Daniel was a young baby staring at us all with his big, soulful eyes. To me, he was a special boy from the first moment I met him. I’m thinking of you all and hoping you can find some peace in this very sad loss. Love and prayers to you all.
Patricia Di Santo
It hurts to think of the heavy pain Daniel was carrying and I pray that he is now at peace. Stay strong in the arms of Lisa and Sarah.
With much love,
Patricia Di Santo
Joe, Lisa and Sarah, How I wish that words could ease your sorrow. May your love for each other and Daniel grant you the strength to endure the pain. May you find moments of comfort and peace as you grieve. And may his memory forever be a blessing to you all.
Riley And Shanks Family
Dear Cullen Family and Friends,
I am truly so sorry for your loss. Words can’t describe it, but Daniel was a good friend and I am so glad to have known him for the past few years. I’m grateful to be able to have called him a friend, and he was someone I could reach out to no matter how silly the reasoning. I wish your family all the best and sincere condolences.
Sandra and Neil Watkinson
Dear Lisa,Joe and Sarah,
Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings Sandra and Neil
Dear Lisa, Joe and Sarah, I’m so incredibly sad to hear of the loss of your lovely boy and big brother Daniel. I pray that you may be comforted by the memories of love you will always have for your sweet Daniel.
So sorry Joe Lisa and Sarah . May Daniel rest in peace.
Love Peggy and Brian.
Lisa, Joe and Sarah. I am heart broken to hear of the loss of your son. He had such an amazing smile. Hope that all the wonderful memories can help you through this incredibly difficult time. My prayers, love and hugs are sent your way. Kit.
Joan and George Turner
Lisa and Joe our heartfelt condolences to you and your family!
Jane & Don Chapman
Dear Lisa, Joe & Sarah, we wish you all the best in your days ahead in healing your sadness in the loss of Daniel.
May your happy times reflect the love you shared together. Our deepest sympathy.
Jane & Don
Joe, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Comfort one another and know that you are in many of our thoughts and prayers.
To the Cullen family, our deepest sympathy and condolences . We do not know you personally however we live close by and our Grandson Jeff Sole knew Daniel as they had worked together . Our whole family are so very sorry . May Daniel s beautiful smiling face always be with you and comfort you.
Lisa and Joe – Words can’t express the sorrow we are feeling today because of the loss of your son. I am sending you peace and love to get you all through this sad and difficult time.
Daniel touched so many lives-even those of us who only knew him a very short moment in time. Happy memories of a keen young boy at the music camps in Iqaluit (and always curious about everything!) A beautiful smile.
I know Daniel is in your heart and by your side in spirit forever Lisa, Joe and Sarah. Thinking of you all & sending love (from me, but I know also from all of your music camp friends/colleagues).
Deepest condolences to your family Mr. Cullen. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you are your family. God Bless
David and Jane
Joe, Lisa, Sarah. our Heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
I am sure there are no words to express the pain and loss you must be feeling.
Nor is there anything we can say to make that pain go away.
Just know that we are thinking of you.
We just hope you will be able to come to peace with what has happened and focus on the amazing young man he became and the great times you shared.
May you have the Courage and Strength to get through this challenging time.
He will be missed
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Words cannot express the sorrow but I hope family and friends support your through this difficult time.
Dear Lisa and family
Ted and I were so sorry to learn of your son’s sudden passing. We hope the many happy memories you have will help to ease the pain at this time. Our thoughts are with you.
Ted & Donna Onyschuk
Rob and Gai Lawson
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
Please accept our deepest condolences and sincere warm wishes at this difficult time. We hold thoughts of yourselves and of Daniel close to our hearts.
Barbara & Ken Wynne
Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. Find strength in good memories.
Joe and Family:
On behalf of the PCS Singers Brampton family I extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on hearing about the passing of your son/brother Daniel. No words can ever ease the pain of your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this journey. Hold tight to all of your memories because they will be your comfort moving forward. Dorothy Fetterly
Dear Joe Lisa and Sarah, please accept my entire family’s deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of your beautiful angel Daniel. Our family is away at the moment and won’t be there in person to give you our hugs and support. Please know that we are there in spirit and on Friday will will all be thinking of you. Will reach out when we’re back in the county. Sending special hugs
Ernie, Jeannie and the entire Umbrico Family. XOXOXO
Dear Lisa, Sarah and Joe,
My deepest sympathies. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
Lisa Balis and family
There are no words except to offer our deepest condolences so very very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all !!!
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah
Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Daniel. He was such a fun person and I enjoyed having him in my Sunday school classes, he had a good sense of humour. He was always kind and had a big smile on his face every time I saw him.
My children fondly remember him in Christmas pageants, Sunday school and other church events.
Cherish the memories as we will.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you this Friday at his funeral.
Darren, Jayne, Savanna, Taylor & Madison Sayliss
Dear Joe, Lisa, & Sarah Cullen
I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences for your loss. Daniel was such a kind, funny, charming young man. Instantly he became my friend. He had the best sense of humour.
I trained Daniel when he first started working at Lexus as a lot attendant, and spent a good amount of time working with him side by side. We always seemed to talk about cars in every conversation, and half the time he was teaching me something new about them. I always gave him the cooler cars to drive when he would help me deliver them to the dealership. He could literally tell me the horsepower and engine type of every car he drove.
We ended up befriending a stray cat at our compound, and every time Daniel would come with me to pick up a car he would look for him. We named him Mr.Whiskers. One time, Daniel almost got close enough to pet him, but he scurried off quick!
Whenever I needed assistance, he gave a helping hand. He was always willing to help others, in any way he could. Sometimes I would just take him along when running work errands, as he truly was great company!
He will be missed so dearly, but his passion and spirit lives on. I am truly lucky to have met and known Daniel at one of the places he enjoyed the most!
Love you guys! I’m here if you need anything always.
I am deeply, deeply saddened. I remember Daniel at Iqaluit Music Camp, fully of curiosity about music and life in the North. I remember talking to him about cars, and him telling me his plans to one day own a Lamborghini (he told me they aren’t that expensive if you buy used!). He was just a fun kid.
I also remember the whole Cullen clan just being a very fun and loving family. This time is a painful one, but know that I am thinking about you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know that the whole gang from Iqaluit Music Camp feels the same.
Very personally, those first Iqaluit Music Camps are some of my favourite memories. Daniel will always have a special place in my heart.
Lisa, Joe and Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss.
May your memories of good times live on in your heart.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest most heartfelt condolences. Although Daniel is not beside you, he will always be with you. May his memory forever be a blessing
Dear Lisa and Joe and Sarah,
We were devastated to hear this sad news and our hearts are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss.
The Schinkel/Marshall Family xox
As Daniel explores the next realm,
may all the family find comfort in the love that surrounds them.
Alexis da Silva
Dear Cullen Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel will be truly missed. I remember when I met him when I first started working at Northwest Lexus. He was a lot attendant at the time and he always wore a baseball cap. He would always help me when I worked front desk and you could tell he never liked to disappoint anyone or not give a helping hand. When he moved to Parts, I remember he was asked to take off his baseball cap and one day when I came in for work, I almost didn’t recognize him! He had such long hair that he kept hidden under that hat. What I remember most is his smile and sarcastic sense of humour. He was the kindest and most geniune person. I will definitely miss seeing him everyday sitting in his chair.
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah.
My heart is broken for you all. May all the wonderful memories of good times help you through this. Sending love and prayers. RIP dear Daniel.
Dear Joe, Lisa & Sarah,
We are so sorry to hear this terrible news. We loved having Daniel in the music program for all four years at Humberview; he was always a thoughtful and quick-witted student who happily devoted his time and energy to the program. A great kid, with smart and insightful ideas and opinions. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time.
Dan Rollings & Tanya Nelson
Humberview Secondary School
Dear Joe & Family,
I am very sorry to hear about Daniel’s passing. May you find strength in the beautiful memories you share as a family, and that Daniel rests peacefully.
My prayers are with you, Sabrina
Joe, Lisa and Sarah, there are no words to convey how sad I am for all of you. I remember when Sarah and Colleen had sleepovers and many play dates together as young kids and Daniel was always there teasing them and laughing with them. ..or at them…a typical big brother! His smile and sense of humour were only two of his best attributes. Wishing you all peace and love during this time.
Laurian Westlake and Colleen, Nicole and Connor Ross
Dear Joe, Lisa, & Sarah,
We have been so deeply saddened since learning of Daniel’s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers every day. Knowing that Daniel will always be with you will give you strength. We offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet son and brother.
June & Justin Kanitz
Words cannot adequately express my heartfelt condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through this painful difficult time. Wishing you peace and strength.
I can’t imagine the pain for parents to loose a child way before their time. My most sincere condolences to you and your family as you go through such a difficult time.
We love you and miss you at the Seniors Centre. Just know we are all thinking about you and will do all we can to support you through your healing process.
Sending hugs and love,
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news. I remember Daniel as a lovely young boy with a lovely family.
I just don’t know what to say except you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mr and Mrs. Cullen,
Words cannot express our heartfelt condolences during this unimaginable time. May his memory live on and bring you both comfort in the years ahead.
Wishing you love, peace and grace.
Trish Chatterpaul and Franklyn Baux
We are in the southern US so will join with you online in remembering your beautiful boy. Sharing the tears as well. Jeff and Connie.
Dear Lisa and family,
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Daniel. Please know I am thinking of you and I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. May you find comfort in the memories you have with him and the lovely stories shared from others. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe, Lisa and Sarah, Rob and I were so very saddened with the news of Daniel’s sudden passing. Although we only briefly met him once, we can see now, just how beautiful a person he was by some of the remembrances written by people who knew him more. Our hearts go out to each of you and we pray that you all will find peace within your own hearts, knowing that Daniel is now happy and will always be spiritually with you.
Sending you my deepest condolences for the loss of your son, Daniel.
Dear Joe and family,
Words can not express the emotions I have upon hearing of Daniel’s passing. My deepest condolences and support to you and the entire family in this time of grief. I can only Hope and pray that you are able to find comfort in the memories and in and know that Daniel is now at peace.
Sending you all my love and prayers.
Dearest Lisa, Joe and Sarah – our hearts are so full of sadness and yet so full of love for you all, especially Daniel. There are no other words to express our shared sense of this loss to your dear family. With love from Patrick, Sarah & Sophie
Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
My deepest condolences to you all.
I wanted to share some of my fondest memories with Daniel while we worked together at Wah Wi for quite some time.
As you said, I will never forget Daniels smile as he came to work every shift so positive. Every time I think of him I see his bright smile. I remember the countless times I would drive him home after work and we would share our love for music and he would always be showing me new songs to add to my playlists.
I’ll always credit some of my taste in music now to some of the bands he showed me.
I’ll carry my memories with Daniel with me every day. May he rest in peace.
Sending love to you all.
Dear Joe and Lisa, on behalf of SSO Bands and the National Band of the Naval Reserve we send you our sincerest condolences. It is so hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come.
Sean, Dana, Nicholas & Allie
Cullen Family, words of sympathy feel inadequate in expressing grief and sorrow for a loss so great. We are sending our thoughts of love and courage to all of you during this difficult time.
Paisley East (Northwest Lexus)
To the Cullen Family,
Matthew 11:28-30 —
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Dearest family, may you remember the grace of God in this time and may you also never forget that His power is made perfect in weakness. Cast all your burdens onto Him and He will sustain you ♥
I pray that the peace of Christ, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds.
May your son, the loveliest colleague, rest in perfect peace. Please know that he was the kindest soul and he will truly be missed.
Kamal, Bijal, Yagnesh & Tulsi Rajani
To the Cullen and extended family and friends
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We pray his soul rests in eternal and everlasting peace.
Will and Ailsa
Joe, Lisa and Sarah
Our thoughts are with you and yours during this difficult and sad time. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Penelope C Umbrico
Dear Joe and Lisa,
We are all so so sad to hear the heartbreaking news of Daniels passing. We wish we could be with you at this difficult time. All of us here in Brooklyn are sending virtual hugs and kisses, and all the love and peace there is in the world to give. ❤️ Pennie , Jonathan, Lila and Rebecca
Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
So sorry for your huge loss. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a beautiful soul to you and your family. You are all in my prayers.
To the Cullen family. You don’t know me, but I met Daniel through Kaitlyn. I thought he was such a nice young man, very respectful, and kind. I saw him in November and I said to him ” wow your hair is long since the last time I saw you” and he just smiled. I’m so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. It was a beautiful service. RIP Daniel
What a beautiful tribute today to your sweet, sensitive, lovely boy. We cried all the way home.
Alfie and I were talking about how much Daniel loved cars and racing, and Alfie recounted how he arranged for Daniel to be a passenger in a McLaren and a Porsche driven by a Pfaff race car driver. Joe drove Daniel to the dealership so that Daniel could have this experience. He was such an amazing, sweet, brilliant boy.
Spirit never dies. Daniel is and will always be with you.
We are stardust.
We are golden.
And we’ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden.
Daniel is in the garden.
Love you all.
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
My deepest condolences to you all. May the love and support of so many help you through this great loss. I hope fond memories of Daniel will bring you comfort.
Dear Cullen Family,
It is with great sadness that we heard of Daniel’s. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that he was remembered fondly by his teachers, and that he will be missed.
Please comfort each other in this difficult time.
Dear Lisa, Joe and Sarah. There are no words to describe what you must be feeling. A tragedy such as this is unthinkable and I know the wound never heals.
I pray that God will help and guide you during this terribly sad time. May the happy memories of Daniel sustain you. He is now finally at peace and out of pain. You were gifted a beautiful son for 22 years. Our Father called him back, too soon perhaps, but it is His will. He knows what He’s doing and all will become clear in time. God bless you all during this difficult time. May He bless you always, in all ways.
My deepest condolences to all who loved Daniel, especially you Lisa, Joe and Sarah.
Rudy and Francine
Dear Lisa, Joe and Sarah,
Rudy and I send our deepest condolences. The Service was very moving.
We wish you the strength to heal.
Rudy and Francine
Dan & Susan Adams
Joe, Lisa & Sarah, It’s so hard to put Into words what we’ve been feeling in our hearts since hearing about this unbearable loss of your beautiful son Daniel. It’s so sad he saw darkness in his life, & could not find a way out of it back to the light. That is too real, & too common in these hard times we are living in. We are sorry we could not be there for you, we are away, but we did watch it online. It was such a beautiful goodbye, & the song was perfect to play, to say your last goodnight to him, until you meet again. All of his suffering is now over, may he now be at peace, in the comfort of gods loving arms. Prayers & love sent to you all.
Dear Cullen family ,
I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Daniel. I have had the upmost pleasure of knowing Daniel and your family for over 6 years. Daniel always had the brightest smile in the room and the most thoughtful things to say. Whenever I would get lost amongst the wild family gatherings he would always be there to help keep me at ease with our talks about cars and music. I am so honoured and grateful to have gotten the chance to get to know such a beautiful soul inside and out. He was loved and will always be loved by such a huge presence of both family and friends. Joe , Lisa, Sarah, and the rest of the Cullen klan , I hope you all are surrounded by the most love and I am sending healing prayers and warm hugs to you all.
Dear Family & Friends of Daniel,
This may sound very strange but as I was awaiting my dear friend’s obit I read Daniel’s obit and I cried with so much pain and heartache for all of you. I actually eavesdropped on his service and was so moved by all of you. It was so moving and heartfelt by all. Dad, you were awesome and I feel you spoke for everyone…his Mom and Sis must feel so proud and loved…I know from experience it wasn’t easy. My heart aches for all of you and I hope you believe that Daniel is watching over you and still making those above laugh with his sense of humour! I hope you don’t mind me sharing…I’m a Mom, Gramma, Sis, Auntie, Great Gramma and a retired PSW that has more empathy than she can deal with. Sending you hugs! Let all the beautiful and happy memories help you heal. Give time…time!
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah: Please accept my sincere condolences on your great loss.
Your family chain may be broken and nothing will seem the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again!
It is said that those we love, don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear!
My wish for you:
Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, I wish you the renewed ability to work through it. Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I wish you patience and renewed strength. Where there is fear, I wish you love and courage.
May God keep you in the Palm of His Hand.
Susan and Don Durant
We are sorry we could not attend the funeral in person. We watched the beautiful service on-line with all the wonderful memories from family and friends. We only knew Daniel as a child but now feel like we kind of know him as an adult as well, with his passion for cars and his love of the cinema.
The sheer honesty of everyone who spoke was so beautiful.
Our deepest condolences to all of you. As the shock wears off and you feel the need for anything, please know we are here for you.
With love from Susan and Don
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Joe, Lisa & Sarah,
I just watched the celebration of Daniel’s life online & was moved by the comments of family, friends & relatives. From these, even though I did not meet Daniel, I feel as if I knew him. He was a very special person. I send my heartfelt condolences as well as from our church family, Martin Grove UC. We will say a prayer for Daniel & your family as you cope with his loss.
I cannot begin to imagine how many pieces your heart shattered into with Daniel’s passing.
Such an unbelievably sad loss for you, Joe and Sarah. My sincere condolences.
God Bless you all,
Timothy and Anna Ashworth
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah:
We are so very sorry for your loss, our hearts ❤️ ache for you and we grieve with you. Sending all our love and hugs to help you find strength and support during this difficult time. Tim, Anna
Dear Joe, Lisa and Sarah,
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I watched the service for Daniel online. The speeches were so moving and heartfelt and truly expressed how much he was loved. My deepest condolences to your family and all of Daniel’s friends.
My deepest condolences to Joe, Lisa and Sarah. I always enjoyed Daniel’s company. He struct me as a good son and brother, and a gentle and thoughtful person. I will always remember the good times I spent with the four of you.
Lisa, Joe and Sarah – I have just learned of Daniel’s passing, and wanted to send you my deepest, most sincere condolences… One thing I know for certain from the time we (and Riley and Sarah) spent together all those years ago, is that your family always exuded love. Daniel was lucky to be part of a family that held each other in such amazing regard and that embraced each other so beautifully.
Wishing you much strength and love on your road ahead..
I used to work with Daniel at Lexus. While we ended up working at different places I always have and always will remember Daniel as just a dope and positive guy to work with and be around, and I enjoyed talking about our day to day goings on and always loved talking about the one two non related work topic with him. I had just recently heard of his passing and I was so shocked and saddened to hear it, sadder that I know I’ll never get to catch up with him. He was an amazing spirit and I am so so so sorry to the family for their incredible loss. I will miss him dearly.
Dear Lisa, Joe, and Sarah,
I’m sorry for not having found this page sooner to give you my condolences, and the condolences of my husband Tomas and son Michael, for the loss of your beautiful son and brother Daniel. I love you all!
To the Cullen Family,
My family and I were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Daniel’s passing. Words may never be able to express the loss we all feel, but I hope that these few can be of some comfort to you, no matter how small.
As I reflect, I can’t help but feel grateful for Daniel’s presence in my life, and the moments I was able to share with him. Daniel was a good friend of mine in childhood and at school. He had a brilliant laugh and smile, and was a wonderfully passionate and humorous person to be around, always ready to talk about cars, movies, music, and the like. More significantly, Daniel had an outstanding kindness and integrity that I will always respect – my family and I always saw him as a very mature and considerate individual who was a joy to be with. I have no hesitation in saying that Daniel left a positive impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, including myself.
Though the process of grieving is lifelong, I hope in this moment that you feel supported through your grief. As we cherish Daniel’s memory, we’re also thinking of you. Know that we’re here for you, and don’t be afraid to reach out if you ever need to. I pray that you’ll be able to find peace in these difficult times. Please accept my and my family’s condolences, and apologies for our late response.
Zhengmao and Family