We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on July 17, 2005, of Alex DERKACH, at the age of 66 years. Alex was born in Canora, Sask., and came to the Okanagan as a child. He has been a resident of the Valley all of his life. Alex will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Gladys; sons Allan, Wayne (Susie) and Dean (Belinda); and nine grandchrildren. He is also survived by brother, Ed (Edith) of Swan River, Manitoba; sister Ruby (Bob) Workman of Abbotsford; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25th, at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Vernon Funeral Home, with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Alex to the Alzheimer Society of BC #20-601 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, V6B 1G1. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 250-542-0155

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