YEOMAN, Derek John
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Derek John Yeoman at the age of 61 years.
Derek was a very caring, compassionate man, who loved life to the fullest.
Derek is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandra. Also, mourning his passing, Sandra’s children, Lea (Arlin) Webster and Ross (Amber) Zieroth. Derek is survived by his two daughters, Jessica and Lisa, and three grandchildren, his mother and father, Percy and Elsie and brothers Richard and Robert, sisters Maureen and Barb. As well as many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances he touched during his lifetime. Derek was predeceased by his son Marty.
After serving 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, Derek retired only to start 2 new careers. He became a commercial pilot and then owned and operated “Direct Security”. At the ripe age of 58, he graduated from Malaspina University College with a diploma in Culinary Arts.
A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Parksville, 146 W. Hirst, Parksville, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being put towards a Memorial Bench in Derek’s memory. Please send donations to Sandra Yeoman, c/o Yates Funeral Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC V9P 2A9.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM(248-5859) in care of arrangements.