Scan 1Passed away on October 9, 2015 after a short illness, with his loving Wife Carol at his side. Also left to mourn are his Mother, Gwen, and Sisters Maureen, Ronnie and Chris, nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by his brother Tony. Derk was born in Liverpool U.K in 1947 and moved to Canada as a teen. He was an avid sports fan, reader and crossword buff. Retired from Canada Post (Candyman), he was also a proud alumus of The Rolling Stones Curling Club (The Editor), and had many friends in Cuba (Senor Empingao) With multiple personas and lots of laughs, Derek was always know for his bon vivant attitude  and witty repartee.  Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Trillium  Hospital Mississauga , Wards 4B and 3C for their kindness and expert care and kudos to all of the George Brown College nursing students. Rest in peace, myu love, and as a loyal LFC fan “you’ll never walk alone”. In lieu of flowers, donations to Trillium Hospital Mississauga would be appreciated.

6 replies
  1. Roger & Linda Iddison
    Roger & Linda Iddison says:

    We will miss your smiling face early in the morning, hunched over your crossword puzzle in your bathrobe, spring, summer, fall and winter.
    We will miss the Sunday afternoons sitting on your patio, laughing and talking.
    We will miss your sense of humour and your straight arrow view on all things.

    We will miss you.
    Roger and Linda

  2. Janice
    Janice says:

    My sincere sympathies Carol. Derek was always fun & funny to be with. How wonderful the two of you were able to share so many adventures together. He will be missed.

  3. Carmen Yamely Aguilar Martín
    Carmen Yamely Aguilar Martín says:

    Dear Señor Empingao. We are all very sorry to know you won’t be staying with us physically but your spirit, your intention of helping out the people, your joy of life and you ever good vibes will be with us forever and ever.
    You have a special place in the hearts of all the staff at Melia Cayo Guillermo in Cuba and in mine personally.
    We want to express to dear Carol and the family our deepest condolences and to let them know how proud we are of having met him and been his friends for all these years.
    Wherever he is now, he has gone with our love and we will always remeber him.



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