Daniel (Dano) Ross DRUMMOND

Daniel Ross Drummond | September 10, 1985 – June 20, 2023

It is with profound sadness and sorrow that the family of Daniel (Dano) Drummond announce his passing at the age of 37 after a courageous battle with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC).

Dano is survived by his best friend and partner in life, his wife, Lindsay Drummond; his daughter, Caelynn, and son, Harrison; his parents, Dave and Carol Drummond; his brother, Ben (Evelyn) Drummond, and nieces and nephew, Ellie, Samantha, and Lucas; his father- and mother-in-law, Larry Oshust and Donna Richardson; his sister-in-law, Shelby (Tyler) Johnston and nephew, Jay; and numerous other family members living abroad.

Above all, Dano’s loved ones will forever cherish him as an exceptional father, devoted husband, and compassionate family-oriented man. Due to his compassion and kindness, he had a natural gift for connecting with people, and an intuitive knack for inspiring and uplifting those he encountered. He loved all sports, particularly soccer, a sport he excelled at. He was widely known and loved by those in the soccer community, where he played soccer all his life and coached for the past decade.

Dano was a strong advocate for organ donation. Most recently, he dedicated his efforts towards raising awareness about the rare liver disease, PSC. It would be in keeping with his desire for individuals to consider signing their organ donor card.


Celebration of Life:

A celebration of life will be held:

In keeping with Dano’s wishes, please wear your favourite sports jersey or bright coloured clothing. NOTE: there is road construction in the area. The church can be approached from the west on Villeneuve Road or from the south via Giroux Road.


Dano’s family respectfully declines the gift of flowers. In lieu of floral tributes, the family encourages donations to one of the following:






  1. Pat Hebden

    Lindsay, Caelynn, Harrison, Carol, Dave, Ben and family…
    Dano was an exceptional man, a loving husband, father, son and brother. He fought a long and hard battle, never complaining and always presenting a positive face to all who crossed his path on this journey.
    “Just call his name in your heart and he will be there, always…”

    • Tracy Jensen

      I cared for Daniel many years ago at Spruce Grove Daycare. OMG he made me laugh, always thought about him all these years. My heart goes out to his family. Memories are precious.

      • Kevin Scott

        Dear Carol, Dave, Ben and family….I am saddened and very sorry to learn of Daniel’s passing. You have my deepest condolences. There really are no words at this time, but I hope that in time the joy and memories you experienced with Daniel will comfort you.

      • Jenny

        Lindsay, there are really no words. I’m aching for you during this impossible time. You are loved

      • Eileen Meader

        Carol and David: There are no words to express the sadness at the passing of Daniel. As I heard this news this morning, I have been running through memories of our children playing together and our good times during our time living in Spruce Grove. My heart aches for you and your family. Our love to you all. Eileen and Karl

    • Jennie (Perri) Seifeldin

      I’m so saddened to hear of this end to Daniel’s journey on Earth. I always enjoyed watching him play at MacEwan – a gifted central midfielder who could score off a free kick from pretty much anywhere. He was always generous with his support for the women’s soccer team. Such a kind, genuine individual. May his wife and family be blessed with strength to carry on. May your children always know your legacy Daniel- you created an exceptional one in the short time you were here. Rest well

  2. Stacy Klimosko

    RIP Dano, one of the kindest humans I have ever met! ❤️

  3. Nick Valente

    My condolences to the Drummond Family. There are no words. My first encounters with both Ben and Dano during my time with Inter soccer club and then later at MacEwan will stay with me forever. It was an honour and pleasure, I will hold those memories close. Rest in peace peanut. You will be sorely missed.

    • Nigel Willmott

      Condolences to the Drummond family, sad news at the passing of Dano. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Rest in peace Dano.

  4. Dana Lerbekmo

    RIP coach Danno. Sending our condolences all his loved ones. Danno was an amazing role model to my son Adam Lerbekmo. He will never be forgotten. 💔

    • Rob Simms

      Rest in peace Dano. You’re one of the most positive and courageous individuals I had the pleasure of knowing. Always thinking of others first. We especially loved your interactions on the Global COYS what’s app group and you’ll be forever missed. Love to you and your family.
      Rob, Shelley, Sunny & Juno Simms xxxx

  5. Chawntell

    May Dano’s legacy live on through Lindsey and the kids ❤️ rest easy Dano

    • Jennie (Perri) Seifeldin

      I’m so saddened to hear of this end to Daniel’s journey on Earth. I always enjoyed watching him play at MacEwan – a gifted central midfielder who could score off a free kick from pretty much anywhere. We had nice conversation while riding the bus on our road trips for away games and he was always generous with his support for the women’s soccer team. Such a kind, genuine individual. May his wife and family be blessed with strength to carry on. May your children always know your legacy Daniel- you created an exceptional one in the short time you were here. Rest well. So very sorry for his family.

  6. Jo-Anne and Peter McDonald

    So sorry Carol and Dave your heart must be broken condolence to his Wife and family RIP.

  7. Lenette Courtney

    I am so sorry for your loss Lindsay. My prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family.

    • Natalie Schneck

      Rest in peace Dano ♥️ a lovely and kind person. My prayers and deepest condolences to his family.

  8. Aliyah Jawed

    A true inspiration to all, the most kind hearted, encouraging, and caring person i have ever met, and will ever meet. One of my soccer coaches for many years who not only encouraged me for soccer related issues, but other personal issues regarding self esteem and confidence. He was able to boost my confidence and always made sure I had a smile on my face. He was always there for me when i needed it most, and he has impacted my life forever. Particularly, he made sure that my self doubt was not true, and that i deserved to be where i was, and i am so grateful for the support and encouragement he gave me.

    I hope his family, and especially his children are doing okay. I gifted Dano a piggy bank to give to his daughter as a good bye gift for when he left my schools soccer program, and I hope that is put to good use one day. My prayers to Kaelyn and Harrison, growing up without a father will be difficult, especially when the father was someone as incredible as Dano.

    I wish i was able to thank him one last time for all he has done for me. I would tell him thank you for everything and tell him he was not only an amazing coach but a wonderful person to all. He will be truly missed

    My condolences go to his family and loved ones, all of who are in my prayers.

  9. Dana

    Z wielkim żalem i smutkiem przyjeliśmy wiadomość o śmierci Daniela condolencie dla Bena i całej rodziny.❤️

    • Travis Reynolds

      My condolences to the Drummond Family. An amazing guy on and off the pitch! Sending much love to Lindsay, Ben, Carol and Dave. Rest easy Dano.

  10. Martin Eddy

    Here in Cornwall our hearts are broken for such a sad loss to all the Drummond extended family. We shall never forget you Dano there is a special place in our hearts for you. Rest in peace young man your suffering in now over but your legacy will always remain. Spurs have lost a true supporter. Oggy Oggy Oggy

  11. Kash Hasan

    The story of how I met Dano, his love for Spurs and the vitality he brought to GlobalCOYS.

    It all began on that sunny winter day on December 27th, 2017. I found myself at a bar in Santa Monica, gazing out at the beach view, enjoying the respite from the cold Chicago winter where I lived.

    The exhilaration from Tottenham’s 5-2 resounding victory against Southampton the previous day still lingered, with Harry Kane’s magnificent hat-trick fuelling dreams of a successful league campaign.

    As fate would have it, I initiated a conversation with a friendly group at the bar, avidly discussing the game. Among them was Patrick, a lively and affable gentleman from Canada. He mentioned that they were headed to Hawaii for a wedding. Sharing the same passion for Spurs, we quickly exchanged numbers, hoping to keep in touch and catch up again.

    A few weeks later, as the memories of that sunny December day faded, I received a message from Patrick. He introduced me to his friend, Dano, who shared the same unwavering support for Tottenham Hotspur. Dano and I soon began chatting, and Dano was added to the GlobalCOYS WhatsApp group in early 2018.

    It wasn’t long before Dano’s positive attitude and genuine love for the club won the hearts of the members of GlobalCOYS, discussing the highs and lows of the current season, analysing player performances, and passionately debating Spurs’ prospects of winning the lot.

    Dano always injected a renewed sense of hope into the group with his cheerful demeanour and boundless optimism. Regardless of the result or setback, Dano would always find a silver lining, rallying the group with his uplifting messages and unyielding belief that Spurs would conquer all challenges.

    As time passed, conversations expanded beyond football, delving into personal experiences, shared interests, and the beautiful intricacies of life itself. Dano’s warmth and genuine care for others shone through every message, creating camaraderie within the group.

    A few years back, Dano shared the devastating news that he had been battling health problems, the severity of which had recently worsened. Even in the face of this adversity, Dano’s unwavering spirit shone through. Despite his challenges, he displayed remarkable strength, interacting with the folks in the group almost daily – sharing his passion and love for Spurs.

    We will all miss Dano’s boundless optimism and unwavering support for Tottenham Hotspur. Dano was a bright and enthusiastic soul, a true embodiment of the spirit of Tottenham Hotspur and a beloved member of the GlobalCOYS supporters group. His unwavering positivity and infectious banter had made him a firm favourite amongst passionate Spurs fans from all corners of the world.

    Rest in Peace with Bill Nick, Dano. We miss you dearly, our friend. COYS.

  12. GlobalCOYS

    We will all miss Dano’s boundless optimism and unwavering support for Tottenham Hotspur. A beloved member of the GlobalCOYS supporters group.

  13. Russell

    RIP Dano. A huge loss to the Global COYS community.

  14. Sandy Cross

    Lindsay, Caelynn, Harrison, Donna, Larry and Dano’s Family, my heart breaks for your sad, sad loss. Dano’s extreme courage and positive tone throughout his liver journey was amazing. I cannot imagine the toll this journey has had on all of you as well. May he rest now, in peace. My prayers and deepest condolences to you, Lindsay, and all the family.

    • Kevin Scott

      Dave, Carol, Ben and family… I am so sorry and saddened to learn of Daniel’s passing. Your hearts must be broken. You have my deepest sympathies. I hope that in time the joy and memories that you shared with him will help bring you comfort.

  15. Sue and Graham Murrell (Warwick,UK)

    We send heartfelt condolences to Lindsay and the children, and also to Carol, Dave, Ben and the rest of the family. We met Daniel only briefly a few years ago and his character and devotion to family were evident, despite already declining health, so we were shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.

  16. Sue and Graham Murrell (Warwick,UK)

    We send heartfelt condolences to Lindsay and the children, and also to Carol, Dave, Ben and the rest of the family. We met Daniel only briefly a few years ago and his character and devotion to family were evident, despite already declining health, so we were shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.

  17. Kerrie Wheaton

    We’re so very sorry Dano lost his courageous fight, our heartfelt condolences are sent to Dano’s wife, beautiful children, and his parents, fly high Dano and rest in peace. We are thinking of you all, much love Kerrie & Jack
    Devon UK XxX 💔💚

  18. Alan Stafford

    Dave, Carrol and family. My sincere condolences to you all, Dano was truly one of the good guys. I will always have fond memories of meeting him at Millennium Place on occasion when he was coaching, we would often chat about the ups and downs of our respective premiership team’s Tottenham for Dan, Everton for me. I hope you can take some solace in knowing he is no longer suffering and that time will bring you peace in your memories of him.

  19. Linda and Ross Shier

    Our most heartfelt condolences to all of Dano’s family on such a grievous loss. He fought a most courageous battle and will be missed by us all. Love to you all❤️❤️❤️ Linda and Ross

  20. Angels Dyer

    Thoughts and prayers for family and friends. Although we didn’t know Dano, I’m a friend of Donna’s and know how difficult a time this is. 💙⚽️. Love and hugs, from one soccer family to another.

  21. Cathy Walsh

    I taught Danielle in his first year of the BPE program at MacEwan University. I remember him as a hard working student, an excellent athlete but most of all an all round wonderful person. RIP dear Danielle. ❤️

  22. Cameron Semper

    Dear Ben, Carol, Dave, and Lindsay,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Dano my entire life, and though we weren’t in frequent contact, every time we saw each other it was as if no time had passed at all. I am sure it was this way with everyone lucky enough to know him. His positivity, strength, and kindness will stay with me forever. My heart is broken for all of you and for everyone impacted by the loss of a truly incredible human being. Rest well my friend.

  23. Mandy Harvey

    Such sad news, I watched Dano grow into a wonderful son, brother, husband & father. He has inspired so many people during his short time on this earth, I know all his family & friends hearts are broke. RIP pain-free now, & I pray that through Danos children Carol & Dave will gradually heal their broken hearts. All my love from your Cornish friend xx

  24. Sean Fleming

    My prayers and thoughts to Dano’s wife , children , parents , and brother

    In such a short time he has left such a great legacy in how he treated people. You always felt better after talking with Dano. I had the privilege of coaching Dano and he was an absolute pleasure to be able to work with.

    He will be greatly missed and I do hope the many great memories you all have of Dano will help you all through this very difficult time.

    Love and prayers

    Sean Fleming

  25. Darlene Sheriff

    So very sad to hear about the loss of your best friend and love of your life Lindsay.
    May Dano’s spirit be with you, Caelynn, and Harrison forever.
    Sending love and peace to you and your family.

    Aunty Rosie and family

  26. Nadia Jilwah

    Dear Lindsay and family, we are truly heartbroken for your loss. May these many words and memories of Dano’s impact on so many give you some solace in your time of grief.

  27. Sean McElwain

    To the entire Drummond family, I’m so sorry to hear of Dano’s passing. My fond memories of Dano are all around the pitch — Just for Kicks soccer camps, FX Academy, games as teammates and competitors. He was a wonderful person and by all the accounts here, a great man. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. –The McElwains.

  28. Lisa Falcone

    On behalf of the staff and students of St. Edmund School and the St. Edmund Soccer academy, we would like to share our heartfelt condolences to the entire Drummond family. Over the years, Coach Dano shared his strong expertise and passion for the game. He also was a positive role model and developed beautiful connections with many of our students. In the last year, he will also be remembered as a true warrior.

    When we speak and think of Coach Dano, it will be with the highest honour and the greatest love for him.

    St. Edmund School/Soccer Academy

  29. Shirley

    So very sorry for your loss. We were neighbors for years. Our son played with Daniel and Ben.
    Henry and Shirley Ruis.

  30. Jeanette Van Roosmalen

    Carol and Dave. My heartfelt condolences. Even though I had never met Dano, he generously and graciously added his experience to my patient research. That’s just the person he was and it came through in my discussion with him. Such a great loss of an exceptional son, brother, husband and father. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  31. Dave Friesen

    Lindsay and the entire Drummond family. We had the pleasure of being around Dano for many years during his time at Cloverbar and then at SPDSA. What a gift he had to share life’s great lessons and his passion for the game with kids. God speed Dano.

  32. Kyle Ferguson

    Always seems to happen to the best people…Heartbreaking news and so sorry for your loss! Not a person on this planet could ever say a bad word about this man. So much appreciation for how welcoming he was to me when starting at FX so many years ago. Rest in peace Becks, the world lost a great one.

  33. Lindsay Meader

    I am sorry for your loss. While I don’t remember Dano personally, I remember the stories my mom would share of our families together and the friendships they had, and still do.

  34. Cathy and Darrel Forrest

    Dave and Carol. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Your created such a strong family that I know, despite the pain, that Daniel”s legacy will live on with his children and through all the memories. The greatest memory that Dave shared with us was the trip to see the World Cup. I remember all the times that Daniel would practice kicking the soccer ball in the backyard. Hold on tight to all those great times.

  35. Hunter Madich

    My deepest condolences to the Drummond family. Dano was one of the best humans I ever had the pleasure to meet and left a large positive impact to all the paths he crossed.

  36. Aaron Cadieux

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Whenever I hear the rumble of thunder, Ill know that Dano is up there having a kickaround, smiling down on us. His lessons and impact to the community and an entire generation of soccer players will live on.

  37. Stacey Leach

    I am so sad to hear of Dano’s passing. My most sincere thoughts are with Lindsay, the children, and the rest of the family.

    • Barb Costache

      Sincere condolences to the Drummond family. Dave, Carol, Dano’s wife, children family and friends. There are no words for the loss of a son, husband, father and friend taken too young. Our hearts ache for your loss. You have and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Barb Costache


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