JADIS; Derrice Marguerite
March 10, 1940 – March 4, 2016
Passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Peace Arch hospital in White Rock, BC on Friday, March 4th, 2016 at the age of 75. Derrice was born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. After living in Ottawa, Rome, and Regina, she finally settled in White Rock in 1999 to be close to her sons, their wives and her 5 precious grandchildren. She loved nothing more than having them all together for a family meal for whatever the celebration or holiday and was always finding ways to make them each feel so loved and special. Humour, laughter and conversation along with her kind and caring nature were always front and centre with both family and her many dear friends and will forever be missed in all their lives. Derrice was taken far too soon from all of us by ovarian cancer. She was courageous throughout her brief treatment and was so appreciative of the support of her friends and family during this time.
She is survived by: Her two sons Peter (Patty) and David (Andrea Pollock), her five grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah, Danica, Connor and Lauren, her brother Fred (Terry), brother-in-law Cyril Sweetapple, nieces and nephews Gail, Derrice, Stephen and Jennifer. She is predeceased by her parents Hezekiah & Doris Gullage (Colbourne) and her sister Madge. The family wishes to say thank you to the ICU nurses at the Peace Arch hospital and the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre chemotherapy treatment unit for their compassion and care. We also wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Robyn McKnight, Dr. LeeAnn Martin, Dr. Jean Lauzon and Dr. Sean Rose for helping all of us through this difficult time.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 11 at 10:00 A.M. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre located at 14831 28th Ave, Surrey, BC V4P 1P3, (604)-536-6522. A private interment will take place at Mount Patricia Cemetery in Corner Brook, Newfoundland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
~ Till we meet again ~