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Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON

OBITUARY

Derek Luscombe Carroll

December 30, 1933January 14, 2020

CARROLL, Derek Luscombe – Peacefully passed away at Fairhaven, Peterborough, on January 14, 2020 in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Helen for 60 years. Committed history teacher, scouter, church member, sailor, canoeist, volleyball coach, cottager, and music lover. Endlessly generous, devoutly loyal. Owner of a distinctive laugh. Friend to dogs everywhere. Extraordinary father to Andy, David (Shawna Watson) and Michael (Tara Scheurwater); proud Grampa to Kiernan, Quinn, Caelan and Kara. A celebration of Derek’s life will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 566 Armour Road, Peterborough. If so desired, please make a donation in memory of Derek to St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

Services

20 January

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Luke's Anglican Church

566 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1Z1

20 January

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

St. Luke's Anglican Church

566 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1Z1

Memories

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Susan Bedard

January 18, 2020

I didn't know Derek very long or even very well, only met him a few times through Shawna and David. What I did know was that he was lots of fun, happy, agreeable, thoughtful, kind and loved his family with a great deal of passion and energy. What more could anyone ask in a husband, father or father-in-law and grandfather?

He will be missed, as he was loved.

Jennifer Redwood

January 17, 2020

Derek was a beautiful man, kind, caring, with a booming laugh that was unforgettable. When he and my mother Nan, his sister, were in the same room, there was a good chance that you would not hear anyone else! The carrying voice and laughter are definitely a Carroll trait! Derek was truly a wonderful husband and father, so engaged and interested in each of his children. We will never forget his huge bear hugs and boisterous greeting at every family gathering. He will be truly missed by all of us. xo

chris cole

January 17, 2020

A wonderful man with a booming infectious laugh that could shake the foundations of any building you were in! Possessing a fine wit and an ability to recount a story in a highly entertaining way. A great family man who adored his wife and children and was fiercely proud of all of them. He was my mom's adored brother and he was my uncle!
It is certainly a sad moment but truly a life well lived.

Chris Cole

Art Brown

January 17, 2020

Saddened to learn of the passing of Derek. I have many fond memories of teaching with him in the History Department at Merritton High School. He also introduced me to Kennisis Lake in Haliburton County where he has had a cottage for many years. One result of this experience was our family purchasing a cottage which we still enjoy today. Our sincere condolences to Helen and family.

Harvie Hagerty

January 17, 2020

We are saddened as well to hear of Derek's passing. Our condolences to the family.
I can't help but smile when I think of Derek and the "smoking overhead."
He was leaning on the overhead projector when his sweater sleeve began to smoke.
The wonderful and colourful variety of socks that he would wear.
AKA to the MHS students as "Socks!"
The time he was waiting for a ride home when his car was still in the MHS parking lot. Merritton HS was blessed with wonderful, caring and professional teachers of which Derek was one.
Thank you for the great memories and the wonderful opportunity to teach with and get to know such a wonderful man.

Our kindest personal regards to the family.

Violette and Harvie Hagerty

Cheryl Fitcyk

January 16, 2020

Derek was a GREAT Scouter,friend and teacher. I have many good memories of him as my teacher at Merritton High.

Joe, Carol and Ryan Vanyo

January 16, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Derek’s passing. We have fond memories of our time’s together. Helen, our condolences go out to you and your family at this time. Love Carol, Joe and Ryan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY