With broken hearts, we are saddened to announce the passing of Derrick Sr. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 after a long struggle with lung issues, in his 54th year.

Loving soulmate of Joanne for 32 years. Fun loving and amazing father of Taylor (Lauren), Diedre (Dave), Derrick Jr. (Nora) and Vanessa (Reed). The Bestest Papa of his fishing and cuddle buddy Cruz (aka Fred), Keira, Mya, Jaxon, Kenzie, Kody and baby girl due in January. Son of the late Joyce and William Boissoneau. Baby brother of the late Diana (Allan), Donna (Tom), Denise (John), Darlene (Mike), Danielle (Blair), Donald (Michelle), Dina (Paul), late Danny (Doreen) and Derinda (Tom). Son in law of the late John and Fernand Skouris. Special brother-in-law of Susan (Dan), Lauri-Ann (Mike), Cathy (Brian) and Melinda. Special friend of Robert (Bubba), Vic Braxton, Darren, Terry, Yvette and Chloe.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at 32 Corey Ave. Please bring your memories to share with the family and a lawn chair.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the SAH Critical Care Fund. A heartfelt thank you to the SAH ICU team.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the donor family for giving us an extra nine memorable years with Derrick. Please keep Derrick’s memory alive by signing your donor card.

Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).

We know you’d be with us today, if heaven wasn’t so far away.