It is with great sadness that today we mourn the loss of our friend and fellow clubman Darrin VOSS.
This morning he lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at 2.30am.
He came from the CAMPSIE family of Cops which many of us came from.
He was a fighter with a giant heart, great Cop, footy player, friend and family man. He leaves behind a beautiful family and many friends.
He passed away from a rare form of liver cancer which sadly spread.
In this photo he is seen with good friend and clubman Nigel Webber.
We will always remember him and we will play with Vossy in our hearts.
Nambour parkrunners I have some sad news to share tonight.
Today our little community lost a rare treasure today.
Darrin Voss who many of you know through Anytime Fitness Nambour lost his short battle with illness and passed away this morning.
What many of you may not know is that without Darrin there would not be a Nambour parkrun.
Darrin had a vision to bring parkrun to Nambour as a healthy and fun way to connect the community.
He originally approached me in March 2015 and together we searched Nambour and surrounds for the perfect course. There was nothing that would really inspire people to come to Nambour to run 5km until 1 day driving back from checking a potential course at Bli Bli I looked up at the towers on Radar Hill Rd and said there is 1 more place I can show you but trust me, parkrun will never agree to letting us have a parkrun there because it’s 100% trails with hills, no toilets or water except in the creek.
I took him out to Parklands and around the Rocky Creek circuit and of course he was hooked. I said again there was no way this would be allowed but he was determined to ask the question.
The answer from parkrun was if you can raise the money Nambour can have a parkrun there.
Straight away Darrin kicked in a generous donation and organised another donation from another local business.
The Sunshine Coast Council contributed the balance and on 21 November 2015Nambour parkrun was launched.
Thank you Darrin for your vision, your hard work, your enthusiasm, your generosity and all you contributed to our community.
Nambour has lost a very special person today and our thoughts are with your wife Tania and beautiful family.
Sad news former renown player and all round great bloke.
To all of Darrin’s dear friends,
It’s with incredible sadness I need to let you know that tragically Darrin has lost his battle with cancer passing away early this morning.
Nothing in the world meant more to Darrin than his family and I know your thoughts and condolences are with Tania, Zahra, Chloe & Ashton as well as Rudi, Ruth & Meagan.
Darrin was loved by us all and has had a positive influence on everyone he ever met. We lost one of the good guys today, however we’re all blessed for having known him.
Darrin, we all have you in our thoughts and our hearts.
Use all your great memories and connections with people to visualise your path forward.
I believe all the universal energy and positive thoughts from the enormous group of family, friends and people you have touched in your life can together be a great healing force that you can use to fight your way back to health.
I appreciate this will come as a complete shock to everyone but our dear friend Darrin Voss (Vossy) was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in late May this year and has been in the fight of his life over the past 2 months trying to overcome this terrible condition.
The primary cancer formed in what is known as his billary tree and a secondary tumor has formed on his liver.
The cancer is extremely rare and very aggressive and Darren was immediately put onto a strong course of Chemotherapy.
The tumors have caused significant complications with his digestive system and about 3 weeks ago Darrin underwent major surgery to clear blockages in his bile duct and portal vein in his liver.
While the operation was successful, it put him back a few weeks with his chemo and unfortunately the tumors have continued to grow in this time and his health and strength have continued to deteriorate.
Everyone that knows Darrin will understand he is not one to ask for help, however this is a fight he just can’t handle alone.
Tania, Zahra, Chloe and Ashton have been so resilient, getting on with life best they can and dealing with the daily challenges but now they need our help.
Any donation big or small will help Darrin and Tania and their beautiful family during this difficult time. We all need to rally together and help this family in there moment of need.
Darrin is just an outstanding individual who has succeeded in every endeavor he has turned his hand to. Although he’s been involved in the fitness industry for the past 12 years he spend the 10 prior serving the community in the NSW Police Force both in general duties and later as a detective. Many people would know he’s an avid Souths fan but most wouldn’t know he played over 50 lower grade games with the Rabbitohs in the early 90’s – he just isn’t the type of person to brag about things like that.
Please share with as many of Darrin’s friends as you can reach out to, whether it be people he knew growing up and playing football, when he was in the police force or working in the gym we want to reach as many people as possible so feel free to use Facebook, private messages, messenger, WhatsApp messages or any other platform.
We also understand many of you will want to reach out to Tania and the family, but please for now just give them some space to work through this – please leave your well wishes and messages of support here and the family will make sure Darrin see them.