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Thomas Tad Derbyshire

July 21, 1942 - October 4, 2013


Tad Derbyshire, passed suddenly in Nakusp on October 4th, 2013.  By his request, no service will be held.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of Valley Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.valleyfh@live.com


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From: Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Brad Carlson
Relation: friend

Dear Sandy, Sheila and Trevor. I cannot tell you how shocked and sad we are to hear about Tad. He was the one guy that we thought we would see around for many more years. Tad was a great friend to our family, and we will always remember him for that. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you.

Brad and Denise Carlson

From: Tracey & Tyler Johnson
Relation: Family Friend

There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear about Tad.
We are all so fortunate and privileged to have known Tad, and have had a part or him in our lives.
He will always be remembered with a smile in our hearts!
With our deepest sorrow, Tracey & Tyler Johnson

From: Joe Ringrose
Relation: LV High school

I was sorry to hear of Tads passing. He was a great guy and always had time for a chat. He will be missed by our reunion group.

From: John & Lynn Smith
Relation: Friend

Deeply saddened by the loss of such a fabulous, funny, kind, gentle man. So fortunate to have had him to our home this past summer. One more laugh, hug, smile … and joke of course! He will be missed but never forgotten. To Sandy and your families extended our deepest sympathy. John & Lynn Smith (Halfmoon Bay BC)

From: David and Alison Boyle and family
Relation: Friend

One of the best pilots and friends I have had the honor of sharing a part of my life with.The best always seem to be chosen first.We will miss one of the finest most entertaining men I have had the pleasure to work and play with.Our thoughts and famous stories of Tad will live in our hearts for a long time.Dave & Alison & Family

From: Dave Rowlandson
Relation: Friend

Saddened to hear of Tad’s passing. Not too long ago we were swapping lies and laughing on butts off in Amsterdam….there might have been beer involved .. Great guy… my best to all the family

From: Walter and Judy Trkla
Relation: Friends

Dear Sandy, Sheila and Trevor it’s with sadness and memories that Judy and I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to you on Tad’s passing. He was my school friend and through reunions we reconnected and became friends all over again. Judy and I will remember him as engaging in person, interested in what people had to say, and his smile lit up the room.

From: Ken Davis
Relation: Friend

Saddened to hear of TAD’s passing. I have great memories of him in Nakusp..especially a Chamber of Commerce “road trip” together to his home town of Nelson.

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