ALBON; Derek

It is with profound sadness that the family of our beloved Derek announces his passing from this life on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Mourning his loss are wife Beverley, daughters Nicola McLaughlin (Barrie), Lindsey Albon, Jennifer Albon (Benoit), and son Simon Albon (Eden); Beverley’s children Wendryn Hamm and Andrew Wilson; and niece Ann Hall (Ian), son Oliver and family, as well as other relatives in Canada and the UK. His dearly loved grandchildren Kyle, Christopher, Danielle (Lee), Georgina (Erick), Taylor, Jordan, Annelle, Jacob, Brogan, Mackenzie and Kelsey will miss his wise advice and admonitions to live their lives to the fullest and seize each opportunity for growth, also to never sit when you can stand, stand when you can walk or walk when you can run. Heartfelt thanks to the many doctors, nurses, and medical staff at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, the Jean C. Barber Lodge at VGH, Abbotsford RHCC and Christine Morrison Hospice who cared for him throughout his five year journey with MDS and acute leukemia. In lieu of flowers please consider donating blood to the Canadian Red Cross, or funds to the Abbotsford Hospice Society as a fitting tribute in Derek’s memory. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life will be held at the new Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave., Abbotsford, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 19th with a reception afterwards at the church. Cremation will follow. Online condolences to the family may be made at:

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

Abbotsford News

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