Derrick Joseph Spencer, aged 52 years, of Beaumont, AB, died August 10, 2017 with his family by his side. Born in Kelowna, BC, he spent his formative school years where he formed lifelong friendship bonds. Married to his high school sweetheart, Linda, for over 30 years, together they raised two beautiful children, Riley and Layne. Derrick completed secondary school to become a Power Engineer and lived in Medicine Hat, Fox Creek and Beaumont, AB. He met numerous friends along his journey and he loved to entertain, host, and prepare large family style meals where laughter, games and story-telling were the norm. Sports and activities were always in his life, having achieved a black belt in both judo and tae kwon do, and he sought outdoor adventure and travel as often as possible. Derrick was a role model as a son, husband, father, brother, friend and mentor. His humor and wit carried across many levels and his generosity was unmatched.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Telford House, 4907 – 46 Street, Leduc, AB. His family, siblings and parents will be there to greet relatives and friends.
“A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget…”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2