Passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving wife Flo; daughter Joanne (Kevin) Tribiger; daughter-in-law Mary Ann; five grandchildren: Shayley, Paul, Martin, Brian, Tyler and one sister Lynn Cooper in England. Sadly predeceased by his son Paul. Derek came to Canada in 1972 and spent most of his time residing in the Elk Valley. He retired and moved to Kelowna in 1999.
Derek was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather – he will be greatly missed.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4M2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.