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DERBYSHIRE – James William

December 22, 1941 – April 12, 2010

Jim Derbyshire, loving husband for forty-eight years of Phyllis, of Calgary, passed away peacefully after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the age of 68 years.

Jim was born and raised in Calgary….. and Calgary was home. He graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School and later attended Olds Agricultural College. Jim and Phyllis met in high school and were married on November 10, 1962. Jim was fortunate to be able to retire at a young age, which enabled him the opportunity to pursue his passions which included gardening, fishing, songbird woodcarving, painting, silver jewellery design and most recently a gem faceter with the Calgary Faceter’s Guild.

Besides his loving wife Phyllis, Jim will be remembered by their children; Crystal (Lance) Koch, Wendy (Michel) Claude, Gregory James Derbyshire, four grandchildren; David William Koch (Brenda), Andrew James Koch, Rochelle Ashley Claude and Lucas Philip Claude. Jim is also survived by his sister Trish (Sr. Patricia Derbyshire) of Sisters of Charity of St. Louis, brother Wally (Jean) Derbyshire, nephew Duff, nieces Jan and Jeannie (Ed), great niece Kacey and special friends Carrie and Shelly.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in Holy Family Cemetery at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the medical team, including the student nurses, on Unit 74 of the Rockyview General Hospital, particularly Noella, Gerry, Barbara, Marina, Rosie, Mo and Dr. Simmons.

In living memory of Jim Derbyshire, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Diane And Hank Bakker :

    Our thoughts are with you, Phyllis and family, at this time of great sadness.

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  2. Jean and Ed Storey :

    You know we love you and share in your great loss…
    Jean and Ed

    “Life brings tears,
    smiles and memories.
    The tears dry,
    the smile fades,
    but the memories
    live on forever.”

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  3. Jean and Wally Derbyshire :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone. We know this will be a difficult time for each and everyone of you and hope that knowing you are in our prayers and thoughts will comfort you just a little.. Have our Arms around you.

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  4. The Storey Family :

    You know we love you all and share in your grief:

    We hope you find strength in recalling how much Uncle Jim loved you all…
    and also remember to now lean on those who love you….

    Jean and Ed, Heidi and Orchid Rayne

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  5. Llewellyn Family :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    Sandra, Ian and Gary Llewellyn & Tina Scott

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  6. Michele Jarvie :

    We’re very sorry for your loss. Mine and my dad’s thoughts are with all of you.
    Michele Jarvie
    Alex Jarvie

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  7. Thomas and Sheila McGee :

    Phyllis and Family, we have just heard of the passing of Jim. We send our deepest sympathies. Phyllis, I think of you and Jim everytime I pass by Caroline on my way to Drayton Valley. I know that you wre both very happy when you were at the cabin. Our prayers go out to you and your family, may you find some peace, knowing that he was loved by many. Sincerely Thomas and Sheila McGee

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