Albert (Bert) Wilhelm Derks
March 25, 1934 – May 24, 2013
Bert was born in Haps (Netherlands) March 25, 1934, the third youngest of a family of 10. In 1953 Bert and his sister Trudy immigrated to Canada. They first settled in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Within a few years they came to Campbell River.
Bert passed away May 24 at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his parents, Francine and Wilhelm, also by 3 brothers, Theo, Tony and Joe, 3 sisters Bertha, Johanna and Jacoba.
Bert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Josephine, 2 sisters; Trudy (Al), Annie (Hub) and a brother; Wim (Lenie), numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands.
Prayers will take place at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11am, also from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Campbell River.
If friends so wish, donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Campbell River Open Heart Society, 381 – 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1 or the Knights of Columbus for the Christmas Hamper Fund.