April 7, 1964 – Calgary, AB
September 8, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Our beloved Derek passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the age of 49 years. He was the loving father of Tyler and Tyler’s partner Brandie.
Derek never failed to tell others how proud he was of his intelligent and caring son in university. Derek was a devoted son to his mother Maureen and his best friend and father, Butch (deceased). Derek cherished his brother and sister-in-law Chris and Lindsay, along with their children, Carly, Jaxen, Marcus and Justin; as well as his uncle Grant; Aunt Lorraine; and cousins Kim and Ariel. Derek will forever be missed by his loving partner and soul mate Sheila Pepper. Derek leaves behind his many life-long friends and neighbours of North Haven. Derek was renowned for being the owner of Big D’s Smokehouse at the Calgary Farmer’s Market. To his cherished customers, he was known simply as Big D. Derek valued every colleague and client that enjoyed Big D’s outstanding barbeque. Derek had the biggest heart and gave everything he had to care for the people in his life. He will be profoundly missed by all those he knew and loved.
A Celebration of Derek’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of Derek Davis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences