Derek Lee Holtz
Derek passed away peacefully at his residence in Vernon on December 4th 2013 at the age of 48 years.
He was predeceased by his father Gordon Holtz on November 17, 2013. Survived by his mother Gloria Holtz, Grand Forks, B.C., 3 brothers, Bryan (Lianna) Jones, Falkland, B.C., Kevin (Allie) Holtz, Red Deer Ab., Collin (Kim Sveinson) Holtz, Vernon, B.C. and their families.
Derek spent many years working for West Coast Amusements as a Tilt A Whirl operator and was very proud to “surf” his ride. He loved reminiscing about his “carni” life and spoke very highly of the friends he made during that time.
He truly appreciated everyone who offered kindness and heartfelt concern for to him as he struggled to complete his journey.
A family remembrance gathering will take place at a later date.
Rest In Peace