Beloved son of Robert and Joan of Brooklin, devoted husband to Jovette, father to Jessica(Steven) and Kristina (Kyle).
He will be missed by younger brother Glen (Michael) and his niece Madison as well as many cousins, friends and loved ones.
In lieu of a service, there will be a celebration of life to be determined at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Derek would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to the team at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa for their assistance and care.
A celebration of Life will be held at the Vesey Home, 60 Way Road, Brooklin on Saturday June 9th from 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Arrangements entrusted to BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.