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DERECH, Jacques

February 2, 1928– September 6, 2011

Jacques Derech, beloved husband for fifty-two years to wife Gladys Derech, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital.

Jacques was an avid gardener and a long time employee of both the Carriage House and the Highlander Hotels.

Left to celebrate his life with Gladys are three sons and a daughter- in-law: David (Sherry), Maurice (Brenda) and Patrick (Robyn) and grandsons Jacob and Eyosias. Jacques is also survived by his two sisters Marie and Stephanie from Edmonton along with numerous nephews and nieces in the Edmonton area and in France.

Jacques was predeceased by his brother Georges while being survived by his sister-in-law.

Funeral Services will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (8831 Fairmount Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0Z4) on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through The family would like to thank the dialysis staff at the Foothills Hospital especially Dr. Schorr and the kind people at the family grieving area in the emergency ward. Sincere thanks to those who cared for our father at the Chinook InterCare facility where he was able to spend his remaining days with mom and prior to that Sarcee Carewest facility. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of Jacques Derech, 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. Orest, Nadia, Adrian, Adam Warchola :

    We are so very saddened to hear of Uncle Jacques’ unexpected passing. We know Jacques is now resting comfortably in God’s arms, together with Heavens’ angels.
    You are all in our prayers and thoughts.
    May He Rest in Peace.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Orest, Nadia, Adrian, Adam Warchola

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  2. My thoughts and condolences to the Derech Family.

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  3. I have known the Derech family for many years, and Mr Derech was truly a gentleman, he will be missed.

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  4. Your loved one’s life was beautiful and it will go on forever in the beart and memories of those it has touched.
    With deepest sympathy

    Rahim, theresa

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  5. Ralph & Sheila Gurevitch :

    We were saddened by the loss of your dear husband, Father and grandfather. He was a very special person and we were happy to know him. We hope that having friends and family will bring you comfort.
    Thinking of you.

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