Clarence Wilfred Derkson
June 16, 1928 ~ January 22, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clarence (Deke) Derkson at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC with his family by his side.
Clarence was born in Rosthern Saskatchewan to Anna and Jacob. The youngest of eight.
He is survived by his loving wife Erma of 63 years. His daughter Debbie (Gord), his son Doug (Lacy), and his grand children Matt, Mitch, Kendall, Brooke, and Morgan.
Clarence was with BC Hydro for 23 yrs after bringing his family out from Saskatchewan in 1966. Prior to that he had worked in the power industry for 17 years.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was liked and respected by all that knew him. He loved watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and was the best fan anyone could ask for. He was not only a fan but loved to golf, play slow pitch with the senior Rebels, and curl in his younger years.
“We cried when you passed away. We still cry today. Although we loved you dearly we couldn’t make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.
To honour Clarence’s life a private family service will be held at a later date as per his wishes.