Jayne's Funeral Home


Derek Nil Norman Doucet

27 August, 19912 April, 2021

DOUCET, Derek Nil Norman, age 29, passed away at home with his family surrounding him. He was the son of Heather Thibodeau and the late Nil Doucet.

Derek loved listening to music, dancing in the high school, taking drives back in the woods with his grandfather and texting on his cell phone. He was a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and loved going to the racetrack at Lake Doucet, he also really loved Char’s good sweets.

Derek is survived by his mom Heather and step-father Steven Amon; sister, Tiffany Doucette; brothers, Evan Mullen, Brandon Doucet; niece, Ava Doucette; uncle, Wayne Thibodeau; grandparents, Junior and Donna Doucette, Kevin and Beverly O’Neil; special friends, Ulysse Gaudet, Tim Mackinnon and Jason Francis as well as “sisters” Char Anderson and Shannon Amero. He was predeceased by his father, Nil Doucet and his grandparents, Anne-Marie and Reg Thibodeau. Thank you goes out to Dr. Lisa Gillis, the staff of VON, palliative care and Amanda Thibault for taking such good care of Derek.

Visitation for Derek will be held at Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby, on Wednesday, April 7th from 7-9pm. Funeral service time and date pending. Funeral Mass will be 2pm, April 9 from St. Joseph Catholic Church, Weymouth Father Raymond officiating.

Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society: 5826 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 9Z9 or the IWK: 5855 Spring Garden Road, Suite B220, Halifax NS B3H 4S2

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  • Evening Visitation

    Wednesday, 7 April , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, 9 April , 2021


Derek Nil Norman Doucet

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Jennie O’Brien

8 April 2021

Derek was part of the gang at DRHS, he loved his friends and hanging out and chatting. The smile on his face at his graduation is something I will never forget.

Hattie Allbright

8 April 2021

He Derek doucette was a sweet little guy he graduated with my granddaughter Charlene such as sweet guy will miss seeing him around God bless his mom and Stephen

Paula Forbes

7 April 2021

Every time I saw Derek he always had a smile for me. He will be missed .You are all in our prayers and thoughts. We are here if you need us. Love you all..
RIP Derek you have gained your wings😢❤️

Anna-Marie MacKenzie Kelly

7 April 2021

Derek was an absolute joy to work with at Digby Regional High School. We all learned so much from him, his smile, his laugh, his determination and his joy in life made each day a day to look forward to- a wonderful young man.

Derek, you have now joined your classmate and buddy, Deker, I know the two of you will be keeping all the angels smiling.

Christian Orde

6 April 2021

I remember you in Digby Regional High. You were always happy every time I saw you. You were always smiling and laughing. You always made everyone's day. Heaven has gained a new angel. My heart and prayers go out to Derek's family and friends. May you Rest In Peace

Kathleen Harris

6 April 2021

I will always remember that smile and our dances together. You brightened up everyone’s day just by smiling at us. You were loved by many and will always be remembered.
Heather and Stevie you were amazing parents and he loved you very much.
Our family is thinking of you, and our hearts are with you. ❤️

Emmanuel & Joyce d'Entremont

6 April 2021

Derek certainly touched many hearts, including ours.
His smile was worth a million dollars!
We send our heartfelt condolences to his good friend, Ulysse, and to the rest of Derek's family & friends.
May he rest in peace.

Everett and Glenna Titus

6 April 2021

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed conversing with Derek and Ulysse when they were out and about.

Elaine Gray

6 April 2021

Heather and Stevie-so proud of how you cared for Derek. Thinking of you as you face the difficult days ahead. You will have many memories, tho, of happier days and times to think over that will bring a smile to your heart. Love from Graydon and Elaine

Sharon Sanford

6 April 2021

Will always remember your smile Derek..such a happy little guy!Your love for cars and the much enthusiasm,you will always be in our 💕
Steve and Heather your love for Derek was unconditional. And you both such wonderful caring parents to have all the wonderful memories to remember him by.My heartfelt condolences to you both..
Love you
Sharon xoxo

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