Guest Book for Derrick Aubrecht

Provided by J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Posted by: Anna Lafreniere
Wed February 06, 2019
Mellodee and Family

It is with great sorrow that I send my condolences.  I met Derrick briefly in Halifax many years ago but feel I knew him all my life as you spoke so wonderfully of him over the years.  I know all these happy memories will give you peace .  Take care my dear friend.

Posted by: Gerard and Jeannette macIntyre
Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Donna and family,please except our most sincere and heartfelt condolances on your loss,God be with you at this difficult time

Posted by: Bernie and Lilly Legatto
Wed February 06, 2019
Our sincere condolences to you Donna M and family . Wonderful memories of the times we did get together in B.C. and NS.. May Derrick RIP .

Posted by: Diana Aubrecht
Wed February 06, 2019
Donna & Family:  i am so sorry for your tremendous loss.  i loved Derrick so much, but who didn’t. I am grieving here in Toronto, but I know that Derrick’s suffering is now over & he can join his parents & brother in heaven.  I love you Donna and May Derrick rest in peace. God Bless You All.

Posted by: Barbara (Devoe) Denbow
Wed February 06, 2019
Dear cousin Donna and Family. We’re sending love, prayers and healing thoughts from your west coast cousin and family. I will never forget the hospitality and love your family extended to us on our visits to Calgary. Upon rising Derrick would be in the kitchen cookin up a huge breakie to start our day with - while you would make sure we were familiar with the whereabouts of places on our agenda, prior to heading off to work, and when we got back to your home at the end of the day Derrick would be flashing up the Bar-B in the back yard where we’d finish off our day with stories and laughter of times gone by and yet to come. I feel so blessed to have had that time to get to know Derrick and see how systematically you both worked together in life - it was so beautiful. God speed Derrick - love you Donna.

Posted by: Alma Nugent Murray
Wed February 06, 2019
My sincere condolences to Donna and all his beautiful family, especially his girls.  I was saddened to hear about Derrick s passing.  Sending much love and many healing prayers to Donna and all his friends and family.❤️🙏

Posted by: Jeri Pero-Fraser
Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Donna,
I cannot fathom the heartache you, your girls and family have suffered tbroughout Derrick's illness and now with his passing. I truly hope that God gives all of you strength. I know there are no words that anyone can offer to provide comfort. Just know, I think of you with love and sorrow.

Posted by: Connie McCormick
Wed February 06, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Donna and family.  Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.  RIP Derrick.  May you fly with the angels.

Posted by: Deanna Currie Deveaux
Wed February 06, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the passing of a truly wonderful man.  Love to you All! XO

Posted by: Vernon Ronald
Wed February 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss Donna. Derrick embraced me as a friend the first day I met him and thankfully that friendship endured for 19 years. I will miss him. Prayers and warm thoughts go out to you and your family.

Posted by: Lynda McLeod
Wed February 06, 2019
Donna and families.    I was shocked to read about Derricks passing on facebook. I just don't know what to say except my heart goes out to you all he was a good man .  Please know i love you all so very much and god bless you all.  Lynda McLeod.

Posted by: Kathy Squires
Wed February 06, 2019
Please accept our deepest condolences,, we are so sorry to hear of Derricks passing. Rest in Peace,,🙏 Kathy & Stuart Squires

Posted by: Heidi Draper
Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Donna and Family,
I am so sad to hear of Derrick’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this incredibly difficult time. Much love to you my friend. ♥️
Heidi Draper

Posted by: Deborah Allen
Wed February 06, 2019
So sorry to hear this. We haven’t been in touch for a while but have fond memories of our times together. Hugs to the family!

Posted by: Martha Ross
Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Donna and family, I am so saddened to hear of Derrick's passing. My deepest sympathy to you all, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Ron Pye
Wed February 06, 2019
Donna, So sorry for  you and your family. Every time I think of the fun times I had with Derrick so many years ago my heart breaks. He was a good friend to everyone he knew

Posted by: MaryJessome/Lorne Bungay
Wed February 06, 2019
Whenever you look to the sun and sky know that he is watching over you all. It is with a heavy heart that Lorne and I want you and the girls know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Derrick was a very special person and we will miss him Lots of BC camping memories for all of us as well. We wish we were closer to help in your time of need. Love you all  xo
Mary ,Lorne
Sarah ,Michael and Luke xo

Posted by: Ernie Grummett
Wed February 06, 2019

My sincere and deepest sympathy to you and the girls. Derrick was my dearest and most treasured friend.

He was as honest and truthful as can be, willing to share knowledge and expertise to anyone, all you had to do was ask.

We will miss him

My Condolences and thoughts are with you

Posted by: Sandra and Les Bonnar
Thu February 07, 2019
My dear friend Donna, I cannot begin to fathom how you are feeling.  You and Derrick shared a love that was inseparable for over 40 years.  I am thinking of you and the girls and pray with all my heart God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time.  Keep all your wonderful memories together close to your heart.   Derrick is finally at peace and his long hard fight is over. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will live on in your heart, and through your stories and memories.  RIP Derrick, you were one in a million !!

Posted by: Caterina Greco Mangone
Thu February 07, 2019
Donna and family, I am saddened by the news of Derrick's passing. Take comfort in the shared memories and his love for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: Francine Aubrecht
Thu February 07, 2019
Dear Donna and Family -as you weep the loss of this beloved man -May it-bring you comfort to know that Derrick now dwells in that safe place where no storm or pain can reach him -we will find him when we gaze upon all beauty — when we see kindness and love displayed — for he will surely be present there —he will never be forgotten - for he dwells eternally within the hearts of all his loved ones —- Amen Donna —- God Bless You

Posted by: Bob and Debbie MacLaggan
Thu February 07, 2019
Dear Donna and family please accept out deepest condolences for the loss of Derrick. We are thinking of you all at this sad time.

Posted by: Darryl & Viola Gray
Thu February 07, 2019
Dear Mrs. Aubrecht - we didn't have the honour or pleasure of meeting you & Derick, but we know Bretony and Adelynn (Darryl's Granddaughter & my Great-Granddaughter) - also, James always spoke very highly of Derrick.  You have our sincere condolences & he certainly will be missed by your family.

Posted by: Ann & Ray Holec
Thu February 07, 2019
So sorry to hear of Derrick's passing. Our condolences to you Donna and family, may he rest in peace.

Posted by: Chinwe Onwuekwe
Thu February 07, 2019
Donna, I am deeply saddened by the passing of your dear husband, Derrick. Thinking of you and praying that God comforts you and your family at this difficult time. May Derrick rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: Sheila Penny
Thu February 07, 2019
May all your memories bring you some peace at this difficult time.  My sincere condolences to Donna and family.

Posted by: Len and Carol Ann Vickers
Thu February 07, 2019
Donna, Marianne, Bretony and Derrick's entire family, we are sorry to hear of Derrick's passing. He was a good neighbour when he lived across the road years ago. We can't be there in person so please accept our condolences.

Posted by: Shirlene, James & Sean Pinilla McGovern
Fri February 08, 2019
Dearest Donna & family, We cannot express deep enough sympathy and sadness at the loss of your beloved Derrick.  We remember his ready smile, quick wit and big heart serving up laughter, good food and generosity at gatherings here in Calgary. The two of you always made everyone feel "at home" and welcome, no matter the time or circumstance. Proud father and grandfather, wise teacher, brave patient and enduring soulmate... take hope and comfort that his vibrant, laughing spirit will continue to warm all your hearts and lives in the days ahead.

Posted by: Darlene Dove, Jim, Darryl and Julia
Fri February 08, 2019
Derrick had a rich life because he was blessed with a wonderful, loving wife and family and, luckily, had open arms and a smile to welcome so many of us in so that we could call him our friend.  He always seemed to have a contentment and peace about him that allowed him to live, love and laugh along the path of his happy life.  Our hearts are broken for you Donna and for all of his girls, family and friends.  He will be very dearly missed and was widely loved, a testament to the kind of wonderful man he was. Our love.

Posted by: Celeste Araujo
Fri February 08, 2019
Dear Melloddee My deepest sympathy during this very difficult time.  I did not know your brother but as I am reading through the notice and as well as through your stories about him, I get the feeling that he was a kind and gentle soul who always put family first.  He seemed to be a man who enjoyed the simple things in life such as the annual Superbowl with family and friends.  What I have heard people say in the past is that he is an angel now and will continue to look after his family and friends from up above.  May you be comforted by the many memories that you have of him.  Prayers and positive energy are sent your way, my friend

Posted by: Sandra Macdonald, David MacLean.
Fri February 08, 2019
Sincere sympathy to all the family.  Our thoughts are with you Yolanda and Chatham and your families.


Posted by: Paula Hodder
Fri February 08, 2019
So sorry for your lose, you can take comfort in the fact he is now at peace and you made the journey for him very comforting. Hugs to you, Derrick was a great guy, and will be truly missed!

Posted by: The Hollingsworth Family
Fri February 08, 2019
Donna and family we were very sad to hear about your wonderful husband lots of love sent your way

Posted by: Lynn Gorman
Fri February 08, 2019
Donna and girls,
We were so so sorry to hear about your loss. Derrick was great and his two daughters are a legacy to his character. We have very fond memories of Maryann and Bretony and our summer adventures in Ingonish. Hold on to memories and celebrate his life. Take Care.
Lynn and Nicole Gorman

Posted by: Gurdip Gundara
Fri February 08, 2019
Donna, so sad to hear about your loss. May God give you courage and strength in this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family.
take care, Gurdip

Posted by: Alan MacLeod
Fri February 08, 2019
Donna liked to call him Superman. I understood why. Despite years of arduous chemotherapy, Derrick always managed to be positive, upbeat, brave. He was super in other ways. I always marveled at his vast knowledge¬—of electronics, electricity, you-name-it. His explanations of complex subjects would often fly right over my head; I would smile and pretend I'd understood a tenth of what Derrick had said. I loved the wide-ranging conversations we would have: baseball, the state of the world, the remarkable charms of Donald Trump. Jan and I loved to stop for tea and conversation after our morning walk to Dalem Lake. Things can never be quite the same with Derrick gone but we look forward to carrying on the tradition and remembering what a remarkable man he was, that Superman of yours.

Posted by: Rhonda Lehr
Fri February 08, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Derrick's passing. You and your family have been through so much! Find strength in each other and in the love you have for Derrick. Thinking of you and the girls in this difficult time.  Rhonda

Posted by: Paul Legatto
Fri February 08, 2019
Rest in Peace, Derrick. Sorry for your loss so soon Donna, Marianne and Brettony.

Posted by: Lynn & Sandy Le Blanc
Sat February 09, 2019
Donna & Family

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, bother and friend.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Lynn & Sandy

Posted by: Camilla
Sat February 09, 2019
Dearest Donna and family. My heart goes out to you all. There are no words and such a loss is heartbreaking. Derrick was a wonderful person and touched so many peoples’ lives in so many ways. He enriched others by knowing him. You and he had the love story of dreams and sadly most great love stories have a tragedy and this great loss certainly is. The blessings are however plentiful through your beautiful children and grandchildren. Derrick is no longer suffering and I pray that your decades of love and memories will sustain you and your girls as you go forward. Sending love and sincere condolences.

Posted by: Lynette Leach
Sat February 09, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you Donna and your family. Though we only met Derrick a few times, we knew that he was someone special and you two had a very loving relationship. All the best to you, your girls, and all the family.

Lynette and Christian

Posted by: Shirley & Carl MacRae
Sun February 10, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to you Donna and your family.  Another good soul is gone from the “hill”. He will surely be missed.
Shirley & Carl

Posted by: Stu Leach
Sun February 10, 2019
Dear Donna and family,

Our deepest condolences to you and all the family at this difficult time. We enjoyed meeting Derrick some years ago when we were home. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you peace and comfort in the coming days.

Stu and Carol