Graham and I just heard about Derek's passing and want to offer you our deepest condolences in this time of great sadness. We are all better people for having known him. If ever you need anything please know that helping hands & hearts are yours for the asking.
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I enjoyed Derek's company for four years at CMCC. I will always remember his humour and easy going nature. He will be missed.
We were saddened to hear of your tragic and sudden loss of Derek.
Doug and Ursula Clark, Lakefield
What a beautiful service today! Michelle you are such a strong women! May you take the memories Derek has left you with and cherish them every day! Live life well xo
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Michelle. Many of our family members had a connection through Derek, yourself, and your Dad. We were deeply saddened to hear of Derek's sudden passing. You two spent not only your off work hours together, but many of your work hours also and I know you'll have many wonderful memories that will help you as you face the future. May God be with you to give you strength, courage and hope.
Dear Michelle (Staff)& Family: Jamie and I were very saddened to hear about this great loss...Derek touched many lives and we were glad to be part of his journey. I know this is life changing for all of you...'May the fond memories of your time together bring a smile to your face. Know that Derek is near to help you face your challenges and changes'...Blessings, Shelley & Jamie xo
Michelle and Family
So very sad to here this news. Derek was very talented and loved to talk about his many passions. My condolences are with you and your entire family.
Dear Michelle and Dotzko family,
We were shocked to learn of Derek's passing last night. He was such a great guy to talk to and I always enjoyed our chats about family experiences, travel, our professions, the building of his new home and our common interest in sports, particularly hockey. One could not meet a nicer guy, a gentle giant with that huge smile. He will certainly be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.
Mary-Kathryn, there are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Dear Michelle and Dotzko family,
It is with an extreme heavy heart that I express my sincerest condolences to you. Derek was a very unique and talented man. I have very fond memories of his friendship during high school and beyond. He had the brains and the braun to say the least. I'm sure his talents were obvious to anyone who knew him. Although we have not crossed paths as much recently, the memories of friendship are fresh. May you find strength and comfort from those who support and pray for you during this difficult time.
So very shocked to hear. He was great to talk to both in the office and on the street. He always had time for you! Derek will be sadly missed!
No words can take away the sadness at this time. Focus on all the positive memories which will remain forever. Our condolences are with you at this challenging time.
Dear Michelle and Dotzko family,
Derek has been a great friend and mentor for me. He was also a wonderful person with great love and care. He will for sure miss by me and many others.
What can I say that hasn't been said? Derek was truly a wonderful human being. He was a great chiropractor and a very special man. Find strength in you memories and the love of friends and family.
Michelle and Dotzko family:
I was so sorry to hear from a classmate of the sad news about Derek. I will always remember his laugh and his smile. He will be missed by many.
Upon moving back to the area in 2004 one of the first orders of business was to find a chiropractor. I must admit I was a little nervous when I received my first "bear hug/adjustment" from Dr. Derek. He has treated our family with care and concern over the years and we have been truly grateful for his contributions to our care. Our thoughts go out to you all. Leah & Scott Cartmel Buckhorn, ON
Dear Michelle and Dotzko family:
I just heard the very sad news about Derek from another CMCC classmate. On behalf of the class of 1993 please accept our condolences. Derek was a very well-liked member of our class. He was very quick with a smile, a laugh and a joke. He was also an excellent chiropractor and I know that he will be dearly missed by his many patients.
I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Derek. He was a wonderful human being. Affectionately, Cynthia Odell
My deepest thoughts are with you at this time! I have been seeing Derek for 15 years and knew him as a great person! He will be sadly missed by many! Please except my deepest condolences and sympathy.
Michelle ... my heart goes out to you. Thinking of Derek I remember his wonderful happy smile and his love of live and true sense of humour! Thinking of you and going through memories of Derek ... With love ... Petra
Michelle...my heart goes out to you now and in the days ahead. May your memories bring you peace and smiles with time.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Betty at this very sad time.Your friends at Society of St.Vincent de paul, St. Alphonsus conference
Michelle, Betty and family. Our deepest sympathy for your sudden loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
We pray for strength and guidance as Derek's sudden passing has been an immeasurable loss to all who knew him. Fond memories will forever remain in our hearts until we see each other again. Our deepest sorrow is shared with Michelle and Family.
Dear Michelle, staff and family,
Don and I are deeply sadden to hear that Derek passed away. As you all may know he will be deeply missed by many.I will always remember him coming around the corner of the office with that special grin on his face. It was a pleasure to have known him.
Betty, Mary-Kathryn and family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Derek. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with you in this difficult time.
Sarah and Erin Tuckey
Dear Michelle: Please accept my sympathy. I went to school with Derek and was very saddened to hear of your loss.
Michelle - please accept our deepest sympathies on Derek's sudden passing. We are terribly sorry for your loss. Derek was a very kind person and this community will certainly feel his loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michelle so sorry to hear of Derek's passing,we had just finally got to meet you & Derek at our Christmas party. Talked to both when I had Marvin out for his daily walk. With heartfelt sympathy to you.
Lew, Diane & Sheri Knighton
Michelle, I can't tell you how sorry we are for your sudden and tragic loss and how sad Derek's passing has made us. I have been a patient of Derek's for about 18 years now. He wasn't just a great chiropractor but an honest and caring person. He will truly be missed by many. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your families.
At such a sad time we are lost for words.
We will miss Derek. He was an amazing doctor, excellent at what he did and always taking time to share stories and laughs. We are grateful to have known him. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Extending our deepest sympathy,
Doug and Tracy Given
Mary-Kathryn, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
My condolences to the Dotzko family.
Michelle, we are so sorry to hear about Derek. Our thoughts are will you and your family at this very difficult time. Jennie & John MacKenzie
Mrs D, Mary and Samantha,
My heartfelt sympathies to you all. I hope you are able to draw on the strength and love from those around you to get through this difficult time. My deepest condolences,
Michelle I dont have the words to express how much I feel for you and your family. He was an amazing man and will be missed greatly by everyone who's lifes he touched. He touched our family and in my Heart always a friend... Dawn, Joyce and Ted Sutherland
My heart is broken for you, Michelle. I know you have lots of support, but if you need anything call me.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you - love from Jennifer, Phil, Nathan and Alannah.
To Michelle and the Lakefield Chiropractor Family,
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Derek. We hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Derek had such a kind heart and friendly nature. We are thinking of you and praying for you every day. He will be missed in so many ways.
The Whelan family
Please accept our deepest sympathies. We knew Derek for only a short period of time but we will remember his laugh and his kindness.
Michelle,my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Derek was more than a Doctor to his patients, he was also a friend to many of them. I am so sorry. He will be greatly missed by so many.
to Betty and Family,
With heartfelt Sympathy to you all.
Regards, Marianne Van Hees & Family
My heart goes out to you, Michelle, such a tragedy. We have many warm memories of Derek, he will be greatly missed.