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Derek Eden Rolph

October 10, 1930 - July 10, 2013

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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing Derek Eden Rolph on July 10, 2013, aged 82 years, at Heritage Village in Chilliwack after a long  struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. 
Derek was born in Quesnel, BC  to Leonard and Muriel (Eden) Rolph.  After graduating from high school he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a logistician.  While stationed in Calgary he met the love of his life, Bette Roberts and they were married in 1951. In 1974, after serving 26 years in the RCAF Derek, Bette and their two children retired to Sidney, BC to be closer to his parents. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 37 in Sidney.    Derek and Bette both worked for Viking Air  and retired again in 1994 to Chilliwack, giving them more time to enjoy their life long passion for camping and later RVing.  Derek is survived by his wife Bette of 62 years; daughter Darcie (Bob Jones) and grandson Colin; son Bruce and grandchildren Derek, Tyler, Sarah, Kristopher and Shayla; sister-in-law Charlotte (Rick) Lawson; brother-in-law Bill Roberts (Nipa) and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Muriel.   Our thanks to all the staff at H
 

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From: Lyall & Colleen Riddell
Relation: Friend

Wè were so sorry to hear of Derek’s passing, but we understand that he has not been well for some time. We send our sympathy to you, Betty, and the rest of the family. Lyall has been reminiscing about all the good times we shared at the Legion and, of course, bowling.
Cherish the memories!!!!!!

From: Jane Arden
Relation: Heritage Village resident

Bette and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed my jokings with Derek, will miss that twinkle in his eyes!
Jane (daughter of the late Ray West of Heritage Village).

From: Jim Groves
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathy, Bette. So sorry to hear about Derek. I am glad we were able to reconnect after so many years.

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