Dec. 24, 1922 – June 6, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a gentle soul, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Del is survived by his
loving wife Bette, son
Richard, daughter-in-law Judy, granddaughter Debbie-Lynn (Michael), grandson Dean (Amber) and four great grandchildren Tristan, Alexandra, Dylan and Carter. He is also survived by three sisters Denise, Pauline (Jack) and Yvette (Eric) and brother Andy.
Del served in the RCAF in WW2 and became a Chef,
later working in Calgary and Edmonton Hospitals and then the Vancouver Hotel. His
entrepreneurial spirit led him to the building of the famous Dels Drive-In in Campbell
River and his love for real
estate inspired commercial projects and businesses.
He loved his family, and
enjoyed many wonderful trips with Bette travelling the world.
The family would like to thank the staff at George Derby
Center for the special care that Del received.
A Celebration of Life for Del will be held on June 20th at Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel 219 – 6th Street, New Westminster between 1-3p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to George Derby Center.