Derek you have been a true friend and colleague for over 58 years, our memories could never be erased. You will be truly missed. Please RIP.
Dear Derek, such a lovely happy man, in all the years I have known him he always greeted you with such a lovely warm and happy smile. He is going to be so sadly missed.
Rest in peace
Love Maureen Williams
I had the pleasure to meet him several times, a warm, friendly and lovely man, I will miss him Rest In Peace Mr Ireland,
Derek you will always have a special place in our hearts and will continue to be a presence in our lives . Rest in Peace until we meet again
Left by Judy:
The most wonderful dad and grandad any of us could have wished for. Words cannot explain how much we all miss you, but we will carry on making you proud. Sleep well daddy, you’ve earned the rest. Emma, Gracie, Scarlett, Harley and Finley xxxxxxx
His Journey's just begun
Don't think of him as gone away
his journey's just begun life holds so many facets this earth is only one
Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no day's and years
Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away
And think of him as living in our hearts of those he touched for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much