Derek William Read
29 January , 1937 – 10 June , 2019
READ; Derek William - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Derek William Read of London on June 10, 2019 in his 83rd year. He will be greatly missed by his wife Joan and his children Steve (Tracy) Read, Rob Read (partner Kate), as well as his stepsons Dean Brennen and Kevin (Kristin) Trotter and granddaughters Hannah, Kamille and Karis; and his brother Robert Read (late Theresa), his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol and Ed Davis as well as his many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Derek was born in Woolwich, England and moved to Canada with his family as a young man. He spent a great deal of time with family and friends at their family cottage on Lake Couchiching in Orillia creating many wonderful memories. In addition to Derek being a loving family man, he enjoyed many hobbies and interests over the years such as woodworking, photography, golfing and scuba diving. He was also known to accept any challenge at the card table and was always a willing participant at any board or dice game. His name also appeared on many trophies on the wall at the Ford Talbotville plant where he worked for 23 years before retiring. Derek and Joan also enjoyed travelling throughout their marriage to places like Barbados, Mexico, Alaska, and Florida which they travelled to many times. A lot of travels would take them to British Columbia to visit their granddaughters. As he wished, cremation has taken place, and to recognize this man who enjoyed life to the fullest a Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Lambeth - Branch 501, 7097 Kilbourne Rd, London, ON N6P 1K5 on Sunday June 23, 2019 from 1pm-4pm. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider Humane Society London & Middlesex 624 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5V 3K5 or Alzheimer Society London-Middlesex 435 Windermere Rd, London, ON N5X 2T1 . Please visit www.NeedhamFuneralHome.com to leave your online condolences, thoughts or to share a memory.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lambeth Legion Hall
Derek William Read
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15 June 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Derek's passing. When ever we would meet we always had some good laughs and I enjoyed his company. I considered him a good friend and will miss him. My condolences go out to Joan, Rob and all the families.
Pamela and Henry Blokker
13 June 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Derek's passing. He was a good neighbor. We shared many conversations over the years with both Derek and Joan. He was also a good neighbor to our daughter Cindy ...looking out for her and sometimes walking their dogs together. Henry & Pam