(January 11, 1937 – February 15, 2016)
Derek passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) at the age of 79 years old.
Beloved husband of Roseann for 59 years. Beloved father of Christine (Karl), Kevin (Tammy), Mark (Claudette) and Sean (Kathy). Father in law to Allan MacDonald. Loving and devoted Grand Dad of Jessie (Angelo), Jamie, Sabrina (Taras), Danika, Kayla (Nico), T.J. (Ashley), Alex (Amber), Nicole and Scott. Great Grand Dad of Gracie, Riya (pie), Theo, his diva Angelina and Skylar. Son of the late Joseph and Ivy Spencer. Survived by his caring sister Verna and predeceased by his other siblings Alan, Ian and Margaret. Affectionately known as Uncle Derek to his many nieces and nephews. Derek will also be missed by his many friends and acquaintances.
Private family services followed by cremation will be taking place as per Derek’s wishes.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at ARCH Hospice who provided him with comfort and dignity in his last days.
Donations in Derek’s memory can be made directly to ARCH Hospice (229 Fourth Line West) and would be appreciated by the family.
Having been in the Sault for the last 41 years, Derek lived his life to the fullest. He loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family and the boys, especially his grandchildren. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed all of it.
Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 St. James Street, (705) 759-8456.
Expressions of sympathy, condolences and flower orders are available online at www.osullivanfuneralhome.com.
“This day we say goodbye until later. Shattered hearts will heal as times goes on but memories and lessons shall never be forgotten. We love you more today Dad then yesterday and that will last forever.”
Many hugs and kisses
Christine, Kevin, Mark and Sean
Sis reminds you to follow the sounds of the pipes “Amazing Grace”