RIORDAN, Daniel Anthony

Dedicated Employee

Durham Catholic District School Board

Administration 1962 - 1995.

Peacefully on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 in his 81st year.  Beloved son of exceptional parents Mariam and Joseph Riordan.  Danny is survived by sister Mariam and loving sister-in-law Verna Harrison Riordan.  Predeceased by brothers Joseph (Peggy) and Peter; sisters Rita (Harold Stott) and Teresa (Patrick Wiley).  Will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews as well as special friends.  Danny will be remembered for his volunteer work in the community and his dedication to others.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday July 28th, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 194 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.  Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Danny to St. Vincent's Kitchen or Lakeridge Health Foundation would be appreciated and can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences can be shared at


“May you rest in peace Danny”


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  • Jul 21, 2018

    Carol Turner
    My deepest sympathies to Dan's family.  I worked with him as a volunteer at the hospital and he was a great man, greatly appreciated by patients, staff and volunteers.  He will be missed.
  • Jul 21, 2018

    Brenda Leering
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Riordan family.  This has been an exceptionally difficult time for you. Danny was such a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humour.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of ever meeting him.  Our 209 group is getting small with the loss of our best cheerleader.  Rest in peace Danny.
  • Jul 22, 2018

    Mary Scott
    Sincere condolences to the Riordan family on the passing of Dan.  My husband and I both worked for the DRRCSSB and knew Dan for many years...since St. Gregory's Young People's Club.  May he rest in peace.
  • Jul 22, 2018

    Judith Dove
    I will miss Danny, he was a very kind and gentle man.  Until  we meet again, Dan.  My condolences to the Riordan  Family
  • Jul 23, 2018

    Karen Gazdik
    Danny was a wonderful, kind gentleman with a hugh heart.  He will be sadly missed. I have very many fond memories during the time we worked at DCDSB.  My sincere condolences to the Riordan family.  
    Rest in peace Danny.
  • Jul 24, 2018

    Rest in peace Danny...
  • Jul 24, 2018

    Dan was a gift to many.   He was a giver and those of us blessed to know him, benefited from that generous, caring spirit.   He was so proud of his Oshawa roots and his Irish ancestry.    He loved nothing more than reminiscing about and celebrating these.   
    Dan willingly shared his time with others and brought great joy to many seniors in the parish over the years.    A visit from Dan was full of laughter and genuine interest in two way conversations.
    Many remember his invaluable help to newcomers to the Ontario Country Catholic  School Board back in the 1960's.  Many teachers were hired from the UK and other parts of Ontario.  Dan made that transition easier for many of them, helping them learn about Oshawa and area and lead them in the right direction depending on their needs.    
    Stories of his kindness, thoughtfulness, great sense of fun and comradarie, volunteerism at LHO, caring nature and so much more  highlight the huge loss his passing is for his family, friends and those whose lives he enriched.    Rest in peace, Dan.
    You'll be missed.
  • Jul 25, 2018

    Ivan Wallace
    As one of the first administrative full-time employees of the Oshawa Separate School Board and it's County/Regional successors Danny holds a special place in my memory.
    Dan was born within a quarter mile of St Gregory's Parish and never left. He was truly a son of St Gregory's Parish.
    Rest easy my friend.
    Ivan Wallace
  • Jul 25, 2018

    Soroush Shams
    My heartfelt condolences to the Riordan family. I had the honour of meeting Dan while volunteering at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and was trained there by him. Dan was such a kind, caring and funny person. I enjoyed every chance I had to work alongside him. His compassion was evident in his service to the many patients that came in to the Hospital. Whenever Dan was away, patients would always ask “Where is Dan?”
    The positive impact Dan had on his community will not be forgotten and he will be deeply missed. 
    Rest in peace my friend.
  • Jul 25, 2018

    Deborah White-Hassell
    My condolences to all of Dan's family.  Dan was a wonderful mentor to me over 20 years ago when I joined the Purchasing Department at a co - terminus school board. I'm sure he will be very missed. 
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Cathie Cannon.
    May you rest in peace Danny.
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Gerry O\'Neill
    My sincere condolences to the Riordan family. I was truly saddened to hear of Dannys' passing. I was blessed to have known and worked with Danny at the DCDSB. He was the epitome of a true gentleman. I can still hear his joyous burst of laughter as it echoed throughout the office. 
    Rest in peace Danny.
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Ruth Lafarga
    It was with sadness that I learned of Dan's death. Over many years I have had numerous contacts with him and always found him gregarious, pleasant and interesting. Sincere condolences.
  • Jul 28, 2018

    Trinela V.E. Cane
    My sincere condolences to the Riordan family.  
    Dan was a very good friend to my mother Dorcas Cane during the latter years of her life.  He was the life of the party - he loved to dance and enjoy every moment.  i know they enjoyed their time with the Lakeridge Auxiliary  and I ran into Dan in his volunteers roles  at the hospital long after my mother's death.
    Dan was incredibly thoughtful and kind and we will always be grateful for his support and friendship. 
    He even adopted my mother's dog Mikey after she died and gave him an amazing life 
    Blessings and Peace
  • Jul 30, 2018

    Marian Giroux
    I am so sorry to miss Dan's funeral Mass. I have known Dan for so many years as a volunteer and friend at Lakeridge. He was always a gentleman. I last spoke with Dan at Rita's visitation and he kept asking me how I was. So thoughtful and caring. We have lost a good person. RIP, Danny boy
  • Aug 2, 2018

    Anne (Stovell)Venning
    Our sincere condolences to the Riordan family. My brother Wayne and I were notified quickly about Danny's passing. I have found it so difficult to come up with words befitting of such a wonderful human being. He and our mother Alice were the best of friends for many years and Danny was family to us and he was dearly loved. Danny did so much for so many. We were truly blessed to have Danny in our world. What a peaceful passing for such a lovely man. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. I am quite certain that your many wonderful memories will bring you all great comfort.
    Rest easy you kind and gentle soul.
    Wayne & Anne

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