Derek David Williams

February 5, 1947 to September 8, 2018


Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit of the L.A. Miller Centre surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Born on February 5, 1947 in St. Johns, he was the son of the late Walter and Loretta (nee Dinn). Leaving with fond and precious memories are his wife Diane (nee Gray); children Derek (Kelly), Karen and Michael (Julia); grandchildren Grace and Jack; siblings Richard (Audrey), Bernard (Sonya), Randy (Delphine), Walter (Shirley), Robert, Jeanette, Kevin, along with a large circle of extended family and those who considered Derek a friend.  A special expression of thanks is extended to Betty and Ed Donovan, David and Karen Gray, Larry and Joanne Gray along with the staff of the L.A. Miller Centre.  Cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, located at 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.  A service giving thanks for the gift of Derek’s life will be celebrated from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Kidney Foundation are greatly appreciated.




11am - 9pm on September 12, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:30am, Thursday September 13th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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To the Williams Family…My sincere sympathy on Derek’s passing. We were neighbours on Tunis Court, all growing up together, and having a wonderful time playing outdoors in all seasons. The older kids, Derek included, took care of the younger ones. It was a great place to grow up. and I have fond memories of Derek and all the families on the court.
Stephanie (Barnes) Gavell

Diane and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.We have many happy memories of Derek and the times we spent together. So sorry we could not be there in person .

Joan, Rich, Chris, Dwayne and Megan.

I knew Derek from his time as a salesman for Brookfield Ice Cream. . He was a great guy. My condolences to the Williams family on your loss . RIP Derek

Diane and family , so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time .

The Williams Family
Sending sincere sympathy on Derek’s
Ed Murphy ( formerly W. J. Murphy Ltd.)

So sorry to hear of the passing of Derek. My deepest condolences go out to all of you!
Condolences as well to the “Williams clan” who grew up as our neighbours on Tunis Court. We are part of approximately 200 children who grew up on the Court – all children of the servicemen who were lucky enough to return home from WWII.
May all of your wonderful memories of Derek carry you through the days and weeks ahead.
So sorry that I can’t be there. Thinking of all of you at this time and saying a prayer for Derek. Rest In Peace, dear neighbour!

Daine and Family:
Sorry to hearing of Derek’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. Sincerest condolences.