Anatol “Tony”

Born November 19, 1936 in Minsk, Russia, Anatol “Tony” Derr, at the age of seventy-six years, passed away in Vernon, BC, May 15, 2013 losing his long battle with cancer. He worked as a finish carpenter at David Howrie Ltd. for many years after coming from Germany at the age of nineteen. He loved his many kinds of wood regretting not having time to complete his final projects. Tony was involved with the OK Landing Sea Scouts, Salvation Army Cubs, Farmers Markets in Vernon and Kelowna, Taoist Tai Chi Society, Food Bank, was a lifetime member of Creative Chaos and a lifetime member of the Schubert Centre. He loved the outdoors. Tony is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; sons: Stephen Derr and Edward Derr of Vernon, Kenneth (Bernice) Derr of Edmonton; stepchildren: James (Lisa) Millar of Lavington, Holly Richardson of Calgary and Suzanne Millar of Calgary; four grandchildren and two great grandsons. He is further survived by sisters: Valentine Henkelman of Vernon and Karolina Baumeister of Germany; brothers: Heinrich (Garlinda) Derr of Germany and Josef (Bella) Derr of Germany and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany. Tony was predeceased by his first wife, Anne Spencer and daughter. Theresa. In keeping with Tony’s wishes, he was cremated and there will be no service. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Tony’s memory to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506–27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4), Cancer Clinic (2101–32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2) or the House of Hope/Food Bank (3303 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2M7) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements entrusted to:


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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