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Derrick William Richards

Born: Wed., Jul. 24, 1963
Died: Wed., Jun. 26, 2019


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jul. 04, 2019
Location: Gaetz Memorial United Church


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Derrick Richards
July 24, 1963 ~ June 26, 2019

Derrick was deeply dedicated to his family and is survived by his loving wife Kim and sons Cody (Emma) and Brandon; father Ron and brother Dick of Stettler, and sister Kim (Bob) of Calgary, as well as nieces and nephews Nova, Devon, Lyndon (Barrett and Foster), Lucas, Tyson, Kenya, and Sam, as well as many other relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his mother Carol and his nephew Jaden.

Funeral Service
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Gaetz Memorial United Church
4758-50 Street
Red Deer, Alberta
2:00 PM

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Jim Pendergast
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
Rip Derrick I was fortunate enough to talk to you a couple of weeks ago!

Bob & Doreen Conlon
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathy & love to the family..what a loss to everyone who knew & loved Derrick..Hope the memories you all have help you all through this very sad time..Love Doreen, Bob & family

Vanna
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
Rest in peace, dear Derrick. You have touched many lives at Michener Centre. You were a very good CPR trainer and was able to influence me a lot whenever I re-do my training. Thank you for your kind words and comments during one of my CPR trainings with you as my trainer. You will surely be missed...

Les Danyluk
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
Derrick, a man who knew what he wanted and worked hard to get it. I enjoyed our time.

Catherine Fendall
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
Rest in peace Derrick. We've lost a good one. I enjoyed having Derrick as part of my team at the GoA. He always made me smile, and had one of the kindest hearts. I will remember our time together fondly. My thoughts to his family and friends...

Lorna
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
My condolences to Derrick's family. Derrick and I worked together for only a short time. When we got together, you couldn't help but to notice his outgoing personality, strong commitment to his work and his willingness to share what he was thinking. We'll miss him.

Betty Black
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
My condolences to your family. I was fortunate to work with Derrick for a few years and always appreciated his strong commitment to his family and to the residents and staff. His sense of humour always lightened the day. He will be missed by all.

Nancy Peters
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Derrick's family. Derrick has always been very positive and thoughtful, a support to others at work, and encouraging of others to do their best. We'll miss him

Karen Brodie
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
I worked on the same team with Derrick for many years. He was totally dedicated to his profession, and worked hard towards his dreams. His loss will be felt in many places. My condolences to Kim, his kids, and his family. Rest easy now, Derrick.

Auntie Lola, Uncle Frank, Dale, Pinky, Stacy & Katie
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of Derrick's passing. Derrick was an incredible man with a heart of gold. He always made sure to keep in contact and we will miss him dearly. Life is unfair and it will take time to heal. Heaven has gained an angel and he will be with you throughout everyday as you walk this journey. Love and prayers.

Auntie Lola, Uncle Frank, Dale, Pinky, Stacy & Katie

Michelle Lecompte
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Deepest sympathy's to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Gary Gies
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
My condolences on Hoss' passing. He was always full of life and will be dearly missed.

Jessica Thatcher
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
So sorry to hear this sad news. I will always remember Derrick fondly for his caring and loving nature and will really miss his sense of humor. My condolences to you and your family, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Derrick.

Barry Moon
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
My condolences extended to the family and many friends of Derrick. A loss to so many. RIP buddy.

Angela Wendling
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
My deepest sympathies to your family during this very difficult time. In the short time I knew Derrick, his love and dedication to his family and his work was inspiring. He was a kind and thoughtful man and will be missed.

Dave and Lorraine Strand
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Sending love and condolences to the family. We were blessed to call Derrick a good friend for many years. We shared so many laughs and am thankful for the great memories. Kim, Cody and Brandon you have been dealt a great loss but know that we will be here for you whenever you need anything! Love to all.

Steve and Karen Gailloux
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
Our hearts are with you, coworker, crew member, and good friend - lots of good memories you have left with us - our condolences to you Kim, Cody and Branden, we will miss you Derrick. Steve, Karen, Eli, Derek and Nick

Wendy and Jeff Ryder
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to family and friends.

Larry Munro
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
Our heart-felt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the Richards family at this difficult time in life. Derrick was a good-hearted friend who will always be fondly remembered for his jovial nature, hearty laugh, willingness to help others in need, and his commitment to family, friends and community. Wishing you all the best in your journey to the Spirit World my friend, until we meet again. Larry Munro and family, Hay River, NWT.

Cella Nuttall
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
Rest in Peace!! Derrick was my go to person of OHS, my deepest condolences to the family! cherish all the memories!

Dawn
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
You had a beautiful send off today and I was glad to be there to be part of it. Thank you for your kindness and wisdom over the years. You were such a wonderful instructor and human being; a gentle giant with a heart of gold. RIP Derek

Garrick de Demeter
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
It was with great sadness that I learned about Derrick from one of his former grade-seven classmates, here in Hornepayne. Of course, I shall always remember him as the eager and cheerful student he was, all those years ago. Though we kept in touch only occasionally, over the years, I shall—just as importantly—remember Derrick as the warm and friendly family man, who kindly sent greetings for my 2003 retirement from full-time teaching and, then, later that summer, treated me to a personalized tour, when Joan, Johanna, and I were visiting other friends in Red Deer. At this difficult time, we are keeping Derrick’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Sean Barrow
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
My Deputy Chief, my co-worker, my geocaching partner, my mentor, and my close friend. Derrick taught me the value of discipline and honour, while having a good laugh at the same time. My condolences to the family. May you rest in peace, Derrick.

Gordon & Rita Mielke
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
To Ron, Dick and families. Sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother, it sounds like he was a great man and will be sadly missed.
we were unable to attend the funeral as we had planned to leave for Wisconsin that morning and had a deadline to meet. I pray that your family, friends and memories will help you get through the difficult times.

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