DEREK MATTHEW 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 cmha.ca/get-involved/donate. 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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