Dereck Arthur Drodge

February 28, 1956 to January 2, 2022


Passed peacefully away at home on January 2, 2022 at the age of 65.  Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Philomena Drodge.  Left with a lifetime of fond and loving memories his children Jonathan and Brittany and their mother Elizabeth Simmons, sisters Beverlee Ryan (Brian), Sharon Drodge-Tucker (Mark); nephew Steven Ryan (Sara) and his daughter Rhiannon; nieces Cheryl Mann (Koun) and their two daughters Lila and Ariana, Beth Warren (Shawn Holden) and their children Blake and Anna Sofia, and a large circle of family and friends. 

The family would like to thank Tammy Moss of Compassionate Home Care and the staff and doctors at the Mt. Pearl dialysis clinic for their exceptional care, and also Dr. Peter Robbins for the years of care.

A visitation and funeral service will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions have lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dereck’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.



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Jonathan, Brittany, and family,
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of him through his involvement with you in your early school days, as well as his support in the school.
I hope that the many memories you made together will help you through this difficult time.
Prayers and blessings to you all,

To Brian and Bev and all the Drodge family
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of your brother Dereck’s passing. We remember meeting him at your house once, many years ago. Treasure the good memories.
Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences

I was so sorry and shocked to hear about Derek’s passing. I know Bev and Sharon will remember the Collins family from the corner of Bannerman and Bond Street. I got to know all your family while I lived across the street. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Bob Collins

So sorry to hear of Dereck’s passing. I worked with Dereck years ago at the CSU at MUN. I don’t think we realized it at the time, but we started our IT careers in that long narrow hallway in the old TSC building. We had some great times and and remember him well. My condolences to the family.

My deepest condolences to Bev and family.
Growing up on Merrymeeting Rd.. you were all really great friends and our dads were in the firehall together. So many great memories of days gone by. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers………REST IN PEACE DERRICK

Deeply saddened to hear of Dereck’s passing. My sympathies to his family and friends. Until we meet again my friend rest in peace.

I worked with Dereck at North Atlantic. He was a great person. Condolences to his family.

I worked with Derrick years ago when I was with IT at the NF oil refinery. He solved so many of our network issues! He was a great guy. Such a great sense of humour.

Condolences to Derricks loved ones. I’m sure he will be missed beyond measure.

My sincere sympathy to Dereck’s family.

Dereck helped me many times in establishing a IT network at my place of work. Dereck was a wonderful person to work with, never flustered and always there to navigate me through IT issues. I loved his demeanour and good humour.

So sorry to hear of his passing.

Sincere sympathy to Sharon, Mark and all the family. Such a sad time for all of you.

Bev, Brian, Sharon & the Drodge family: My deepest condolences on Dereck’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times spent on Bond St; trips to Holyrood in the station wagon out to your Dad’s boat; dances down in Pleasantville and so many other family times from so very very many years ago. May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort at this sad and difficult time. And May he Rest In Peace.

So Saddened to Hear of The Passing of Dereck 🙁
Sending Hugs & Prayers To You All.
Cyril & Elaine Best

So sorry to hear of Derek passing.He was a good friend and neighbour .on Franklyn Avenue.Condolences to
Brittany,Jon and Betty.

Condolences to Betty, Jon , Brittany and family. Derek was a great friend and neighbour, sorry for your loss….

To Dereck’s Family
Dereck was a great guy, a friend.
Blessings to all of you and may he Rest in Peace

So saddened to learn of Dereck’s passing. We shared many great times working together at the Breezeway and Students Union at MUN and Numerous election campaigns. Our deepest sympathies to Betty, Jonathan and Brittany.

To Dereck’s family. Our sincere condolences.

To Dereck’s entire family.
I don’t now what I can say about him. We were best friends growing up and best man at each other’s wedding and to this day I still consider him my best friend.
We didn’t see each other very often over these last number of years but when we did manage to get together it just seemed like we could talk about things the same as we did in the old days when we were cruising the streets of the east end of St. John’s and trying to fool our parents into thinking that we were well behaved.. We both knew we were never quite successful with that.

I will miss him. Vic P.

Betty, Jonathan and Brittney I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Dereck for about 40 years and obviously worked with him for the last 30 years. Aside from his supreme IT skills the two things I will remember about him was his absolute love of his family and his unwavering faith in god. May he Rest In Peace and I hope the three of you find peace as well.

Jonathan, Brittany and family…sending our condolences to you at this difficult time.

Beverlee, Betty and Families, so sorry to learn of Dereck’s passing may you cherish your memories together and may he R.I.P.

Brittany and Jonathon,

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We just had our last lunch together before Christmas. We had many good times working together over the years and I will certainly miss him. All the best to you and the family..

I Bev and Sharon , In my book of memories some of the ones i cherish the most are with both of you and Dereck eating your father,s home made bread at your home on Bond St. sorry to hear of his passing my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families . Art

Sending condolences to all of Mr. Drodge’s family on the news of his passing.
Jo-Ann Skinner

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and the family as we mourn the loss of a friend, a neighbor and a campaign manager. Rest well my friend

I am sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. He was a person who got involved and tried to make this world a better place. My condolences to his family.

Sharon and family, So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. May he Rest In Peace.

To all of Dereck’s Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of his passing. Our Sincere Sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Very sad to hear of Derek’s passing. He fixed many problems for us over the years. His knowledge, kindness and friendliness will be missed by many people. Thoughts and Prayers to the whole family during this difficult time.

Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of the death of your Brother, Dereck. My deepest sympathy.

Our sincere condolences and sympathies on Dereck’s passing. I worked closely with Dereck at MicroAge Computers for many years and remember his fondly. Thoughts and prayers are extended to his family during this difficult time.

I worked with Dereck many years ago. If there was a computer tech problem, he was the man to call.
Sincere condolences to all his family.

So very sorry to hear of Dereck’s passing. I worked with Dereck years ago at the CSU at MUN and remember him well. My condolences to the family.

Sharon and Family: I wish to extend my condolences to you on the loss of your brother.

Sharon and family: deepest sympathies on the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care. Beth and Michael.

Sharon and family. So very sorry to hear of the death of your brother Dereck. I know he was so very special to you and he will be so missed. Sorry I can’t be with you.

Betty so sorry to hear of Derecks passing.

My deepest condolences to the family.

God bless you all

Sending condolences to all the family on the passing of our long time friend and good neighbour Dereck.

Bev, thinking you you as your mourn the passing of your brother. May Dereck rest in peace. HUGS