Due to covid restraints a gathering with friends and family will be held at a later date to be determined.
Derek was the nephew of my late wife Mary, also of Edinburgh, Arbroath and Brechin. As part of the family we spent time together in Scotland, Vancouver and also a visit Derek had with us in Maryland USA. A finer and kinder person you could not meet and I'm so glad to say we grew even closer although further apart in our later years. Mary and Derek had a special relationship and I'm sure they are currently reminiscing and waiting for the rest of us. Fair winds and following seas my friend.
I knew Derek from when his family stayed in Arbroath. A lot of memories. Spoke to his sister Derrise a few times over the years and found out today that he had passed away recently. Have not seen a picture until today too. Looks a lot like his Dad. The whole family were/are good to know. My deepest sympathy on your loss.
Karen and family, Derek was such an incredible person - so smart, fun, kind, and full of spirit. Karen, We have amazing memories of our times with you and Derek… we will miss him very much. We hold you and the family in our hearts. Love always, Annie, Doug and the family.
Karen, Expressing deepest sympathy and hoping you will find comfort in knowing others care and are near in thought today. I have wonderful memories when I was invited to your place for dinner. You and Derek were wonderful hosts. Faith
I was sorry to hear that Derek had passed. My deepest sympathy for the loss of Derek
Dear Derek was my favourite Manager. He was a very wise man of great integrity, compassion, kindness and common sense. His sense of humor and his caring of people made him a very popular and well remembered man. My warmest condolences go to dear Karen and to his family.