DERKER, Christopher Jack
May 30, 1965 – February 14, 2012
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Christopher Jack Derker of Kelowna BC.
Chris passed away suddenly on February 14, 2012 at the
young age of 46.
Chris proudly joined the Army and served our country – being honourably discharged in October of 1991.
Chris’ generous heart, unique sense of humour and kind spirit touched many lives in the community and beyond. He lived his life fully devoting himself to fishing, camping, his family and friends.
His love for the outdoors grew at an early age through his time fishing, camping, and snowboarding. Chris was equally at home on the water. An avid wakeboarder, he spent his last few years mastering his skills at the Kelowna H20 volunteering his time teaching others his passion for this sport. He also spent time volunteering at the salvation army.
Chris was well known for his culinary skills – making any food in the fridge into extraordinary meals, whether it be for one person, or for ten.
Chris was predeceased by his mother Joyce Derker. He is survived by his parents Bud (Sandy) Derker and siblings Lonnie (Julie) Derker, Corrina (Curtis) Parks, Tina Krause (Fred Cosman), Tammy (Chad) Simon and Nicole (John) Ritter. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held April 20, 2012 at the Princeton Legion Hall at 2:00 p.m.