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September 17, 1930 – May 2, 2010

On Sunday, May 2nd, Derek passed away peacefully at home after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer and other complications with his beloved wife Edith of fifty-seven years at his side.

Derek will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Genine (Greg); sons, Brian (Lynn) and Neil (Julie); his treasured granddaughters, Laura, Sarah, Christine, and Tiana; grandson Taylor (Kim); great-grandson Gage; brother-in-law Cliff Hughson and family.

A Celebration of Derek’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Suite 302, 609 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, You may forward condolences through

In living memory of Derek Houghton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Shirley and Iain Laurie :

    Edith, we were very sorry to hear your sad news and we send you our deepest sympathy. We hope that memories of happy times together will help you get through this difficult time.
    Shirley & Iain

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  2. Jeff McCuen :

    I got to know Derek when I was in Foothills Hospital. We used to talk late at night. What a wonderful caring unselfish man I had the oppoortunity to spend time with. Our thoughts & prayers are with Derek & his family in this time of sorrow.

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