John Derek Erb

October 15, 1943March 7, 2023
Obituary of John Derek Erb
Derek passed away on March 7, 2023 of leukemia at the age of 79. He was born in Vancouver, the only son of Rachel and William Erb, and died at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. He is survived by his wife Susie, sons Brian (Theresa) Erb and Shane (Terri) Erb, grandchildren Natalie, Trevor, Caleb and Liam Erb; his sisters-in-law Diane (Paul) Baxter and Colleen (Ken) Francis, and nieces and nephews Caitlin & Quinn Baxter, Annie & Andy Francis. Derek was proud of being married for 57 years and would work it into conversations whenever he could. Derek was part of a Woodward family of lifelong friends. He spent many years as the buyer of china and giftware scouring the world for the latest in fine china, silver, and crystal items along with $1.49 day bargains. He made friends wherever he traveled from large trade shows to small factories in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. Derek enjoyed skiing, golf, woodworking, photography, camping with the family in a travel trailer, cooking and travelling to new places. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be very much missed. Funeral services will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, at 1 pm on March 27, 2023, with burial to follow at Capilano Cemetery, 1490 3rd Street, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. We are very grateful to the palliative staff at Lions Gate Hospital for thier kind and compassionate care.

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  • Brian Erb
  • Shane Erb
  • Paul Baxter
  • Quinn Baxter
  • Caitie Baxter
  • Allan Edgeworth

Past Services

Monday, March 27, 2023

Funeral Service

Monday, March 27, 2023