Robert William Derry

We regret to announce the passing of Robert William Derry at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on October 27th, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Robert was born in Vernon on September 14th, 1916 to Samuel and Ethel Derry of Lumby, B.C., a pioneer family well known in the Lumby and Vernon areas. Robert was predeceased by his son, Butch in June of 2000. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of 63 years, one daughter, Ann Marie (Cookie) (Dewey) Thompson of Lumby, B.C., two grandsons, Tony (Melinda) Thompson of Lumby, B.C., Trenton (Sasha) Beday of Airdrie, Alberta, one granddaughter, Carolynn (Christopher) Bronk of Lumby, B.C., five great-grandchildren, Carly, Ciara, Seth, Dominic, and Shail, two sisters, Maida (Cyril) Hopkins of Lumby, B.C., Faye Savoy of Vernon, B.C., numerous nephews, nieces and extended family and friends. A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from the Lumby United Church, Lumby, B.C. Rev. Lily Watson officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Robert may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Vernon Unit, 202 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B. C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to: