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Date of Passing: May 15, 2020

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Derrick passed suddenly on May 15, 2020, at the age of 62.
Derrick is survived by his beautiful wife Diane Burke (Methot); his sons, Derrick Jr. (Brenda) and Micheal (Jackie); grandchildren, Desirae (Taz), Diamond, Madison (Mads), Kash, Honor, and Brenden; along with his siblings, Kerry and Jodie.
He will be remembered by many for his selfless acts and large heart. He was a father figure, mentor and great friend to many people along his journey. Derrick was a proud Papa. He was the number one fan when it came to his grandchildren's achievements and sports. He loved riding his motorcycle with his wife Diane and riding along side his son Micheal. Derrick worked for the City of Winnipeg for 32 years in the water works department. As of late he enjoyed getting together with people for garage beers and helping his son work on motorcycles, and watching countless hockey and ringette games. Derrick will be sadly missed by many.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Boyd and the medical staff at Health Sciences Centre for their efforts and care of Derrick.
A come and go gathering will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m., at Derrick's residence. A more formal Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Publish Date: May 23, 2020


It is with broken hearts the family announces the passing of Derrick on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Longer obituary to follow.

Publish Date: May 16, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020, May 23, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I worked with Derrick for many years...solid man, good friend my condolences to Derrick’s family...he will be greatly missed - Posted by: KEVIN JAMES KIRBY (Co-worker,friend ) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to you and your family Diane. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 💜💜💜 - Posted by: Joanne Middleton (Friend) on: May 24, 2020

  • Sad to see Derrick’s obit in the paper today. Derrick was great guy and person to work with and also shoot the sh*t with over a cold beer. RIP Derrick - Posted by: Dan Hawrylyshen (Co worker) on: May 23, 2020

  • Derrick was a great friend and will be greatly missed especially during the Jets games. He was always willing to lend a hand or a beer. My condolences to Diane, The kids , and grandkids. - Posted by: Johnny (friend) on: May 23, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Burke Family. - Posted by: Pam (Friend) on: May 20, 2020

  • I was shocked when my sister informed me of Derrick's passing. We both had the pleasure of working with Derrick while working for the City of Winnipeg. Not only was he an excellent employee, but an even better person. To his entire family, we send our sincerest condolences. May he Rest In Peace. You ARE missed, my friend. - Posted by: Stephen Skrypnyk (Co-Worker) on: May 19, 2020

  • My condolences to Diane & Family. - Posted by: Ron&Peggy Bester (Friends) on: May 18, 2020

  • I only meet Derrick a few times but I remember him as a towering sole, a great person, the world misses you already. RIP Derrick or " Berke" as you were know. - Posted by: Joe Sullivan (aquantiance... friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • My condolences to Diane and family.I knew Derrick since 97 we did many jobs landscaping to many to count we had some bad times but many more good times and boy could he level and run a crew! My heart cries and this world is more lonely.Take care my friend and hope your doing some jobs with the guys. Love you buddy.Guy - Posted by: Guy Glesby (Friend ) on: May 16, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences to you Diane and your family on the passing of Derrick. Diane, you are in my heart and my thoughts. I love you ♥️ Gayle Nagelkop - Posted by: Gayle Nagelkop (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

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