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Vanbuskirk DerekVANBUSKIRK, Derek Ralph  - (June 4, 1960 - October 23, 2017) - 

Surrounded by his family, Derek Ralph VanBuskirk, 57, died peacefully at his home in Whitby, Ontario on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He leaves his wife of 17 years, Patricia (Machado); his children, Sean Craswell (Shelley), Olivia and William VanBuskirk, grandchildren Zachary and Declan Craswell, siblings Cheryl Sackville (James), Kevin (Kim) and William (Betty) VanBuskirk.

Beloved Uncle ‘D’ to Sarah (Roel), Michael, Jessie, Katie, Julie, Moses, Daniel, Thomas, John, Michael, Ryan and Maya.

Born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, he moved to Ontario in 1997. A long-time employee of the Bank of Nova Scotia, he leaves behind many friends and co-workers.

An avid believer in finding the good in every situation he encountered, he served us all as an example of how to live our lives to the fullest, and to handle difficult situations with dignity and grace.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME , 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday October 27th from 7 – 9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m.

Donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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