Derek Tomicki

Derek Tomicki


1968 – 2017

On June 28, 2017, Derek unexpectedly passed away at the

Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC.

Family left to mourn are his mother Flo, father Ron

(Sandra), sister Rona Yeager (Ian), brother Peter (Terri),

and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and a nephew.

Although Derek himself never married or had children

of his own, he treasured his nephew Quinn and niece

Alyssa. Derek graduated from Mount Baker High School

in Cranbrook, BC and was enriched by schooling in

Germany. Music and song were his greatest loves and

brought him peace. He was a pianist and an artist. Morning

Mass was important, and he was inspired by the holy


The family wishes to thank the professionals, family and

friends who made a difference through his 40 years of care.

A visitation and prayer service for Derek will be held

Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm. His Funeral Mass will be

celebrated Friday, July 21, at 10:30 am. Both are at St.

Mary’s Catholic Church, in Cranbrook, BC, with celebrant

Fr. Aaron de Dios. Derek’s interment will be in Westlawn

Cemetery in Cranbrook, BC, followed by a gathering of

family and friends in the church hall. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to: Th e Canadian Mental Health

Association Derek wants us

to remember his smile.

“I come as a light into the world, that whosoever believeth

in me should not live in darkness.”

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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