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Date of Passing: Jan 16, 2021

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It is with the greatest of sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, soul mate, father, uncle, Derek, on January 16, 2021, at the age of 38 years.
Thanks to family and friends for your love and support and to the wonderful and caring staff at St. Boniface Hospital who worked so hard to help Derek and to help us through.
A celebration of Derek's life will take place at a future date.

"The greatest happiness of life is the
conviction that we are loved, loved for
ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves."
Victor Hugo

We love you. Always.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Derek's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • From that smiley little baby to a rambunctious kid to a compassionate adult, I was always so fond of Derek. I will always smile when I think of him. My heart breaks for you Bill and Cheryl, Crisha, Carly, Aaron, Sean and families, Michelle, Rylan and Colby. Your warrior will watch over you from a different place, but he will be watching. He always seemed to show up when he was needed. Despite his rough exterior ( A true Viking characteristic) he had a huge heart. He knew the true meaning of family! Always remembered, thinking of all of you. Godspeed to you Derek. - Posted by: Wendy Whall (Aunt) on: Jan 27, 2021

  • My heart breaks for both Cheryl & Bill there is no greater loss than losing a child, all I can say is within time you will find some kind of inner peace within. Don't put a time on that day it will come & you will know when you find that peace. Always talk about your memories with your family cherish them. Thinking about all of you, heal together as a family. Rest in peace Derek, always remembered always loved, Sandy & Morris - Posted by: sandra zamonsky (aunt) on: Jan 25, 2021

  • To Cheryl and Bill our deepest condolences for the loss of your son Derek. I have no words that can express the loss of a child, but our heart goes out to you both To Michelle, Colby and Rylan. I’m here for you if you need anything. The loss of a father and soul mate will take a long time to heal To Derek’s sisters and brother. Krisha, Carla, Erin and Sean and nephew Kalyan. I apologize if I got any names wrong. Sending you our deepest condolences on your loss. Tim Coutts and Marina Webster - Posted by: Marina and Tim (Friends) on: Jan 23, 2021

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