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1929 - 2012
Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, Barber, Dancer, Driver. John Derko passed away on December 2, 2012 at Zion Park Manor in Cloverdale, from complications due to Alzheimer's. Born in Waugh Alberta, son of Kathyrn and Steve Derko. Leaving his wife of 61 years Alice, his daughter Debra, her husband Rick, daughter Kim and her partner David, along with grandchildren: David and Matthew, their wives Elizabeth and Sarah, and great-grandchildren Nicolas, Coltan and Jordan. John is also survived by sister Sophie Jeffrey and her husband Jeff. John was a loved friend, skilled old school barber, avid road trip traveller and devoted scotch sampler. He loved music and dancing and entertaining. John was a long-time and devoted parishioner at St. Helen's Anglican Church. John enjoyed life and shared this joy with his friends and family. His dear friends and family meant everything to him. He will be missed. Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Valley View Memorial Gardens, Arbor Chapel, 14644 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3S 2E7.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012