ZOWKEWYCH, Derek - 1985 - 2012 Peacefully, at Rouge Valley Health Centre in Ajax, on Monday, December 3, 2012, with his family at his side. Loved and cherished son of Peter and Nancy. Dear grandson of Mildred Lancaster and Nina Zowkewycz, and nephew of Joan Porter, Heather Lancaster, Oksana Sears, and Vera Hamulak. Derek's family is grateful for all of the people and organizations who enriched his life. Funeral arrangements are private. If so desired, donations in Derek's memory can be made to WindReach Farm ( or the Ontario SPCA ( A Guestbook may be signed online at

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 4, 2012