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DERBIS – Andrew (Andy) John

November 29, 1931 – June 6, 2010

It is with much sadness and sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Andrew (Andy) Derbis on Sunday June 6, 2010 at the age of 78 years, at the Rockyview General Hospital surrounded by family.

Andy was born in Montreal, QB in 1931, and moved to Calgary in 1972 when he was employed by CP Rail, he retired in 1993. Andy was a long time volunteer and leader of the Marlborough Park Community Association and St. Mark’s Parish.

Andy is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Noella Derbis, Sons Tim and Ken and by his daughter Cheryl; he is also survived by his sister Anne (John) Lukach. Andy was predeceased by is Daughter-in-law Kristina Derbis.

One of Andy’s special gifts was his unwavering desire to serve his family and community. We are all so fortunate to have had Andy in our lives. He will be remembered for his keen wit, giving spirit and importance of family. We love you and will always miss you!

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Dr NE) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Dr NE) on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Lung Association at P.O. Box 4500, Station South Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 www.lung.ca A special thank you to the Staff at of the ICU unit at the Rockyview General Hospital for their kindness and Compassion.

In living memory of Andy Derbis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Annie Brillantes :

    Dear Noella and family,

    May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness. I miss Andy since he got sick and hasn’t joined us counting church collections. I always enjoy working with him and having him around. He will be sadly missed by our counting team.

    My deepest sympathy.

    Sincerley Yours,
    Annie Brillantes

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  2. Mich Bernier :

    Dear Noella, Tim, Ken and Cheryl,
    There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Andy was and always will be a great person in my mind. I feel very priviledged to have known him and your family. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless always,
    Mich

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  3. Allan & Patti Maillot :

    Dear Noella and family, we are so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. He was a wonderful man, with a great sense of family, and community. We are on holidays right now and cannot be at his funeral, but would like to offer our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers. All our love, Allan and Patti Maillot.

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  4. My deepest condolences on your loss, Noella and family. Ross

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  5. I have many happy memories of Uncle Andy and I will hang on to them forever !!
    We will all miss him.

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