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34 comments on “Derek Reed”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sheila. Beautiful tributes from Vanessa and Stephanie, Alice and Doug for such a great character who always filled the room and who we loved spending time together with, putting the world to rights!

    Sending hugs and our love at this time, Junette and Mark xxx

  2. So sad for your loss. Sending you lots of love and hugs. We will always remember Derek
    and have dear memories of the happy times we shared
    Sending lots of prays
    Lots of love
    John, Katharine and family

  3. So sad for your loss. Sending you lots of love and hugs. We will always remember Derek
    and have dear memories of the happy times we shared
    Sending lots of prays
    Lots of love
    John, Katharine and family

  4. What a beautiful service, Derek will be dearly missed but always happily remembered.

    Sending our love and hugs to you Steph, Shelia and Vanessa and your family.

    Lots of love Emma and Steve xoxoxo

  5. Dear Sheila, Vanessa, Stephanie and families,
    Tom and I were with you all in spirit today, watching Derek’s heartfelt farewell at home with cups of tea. We laughed and cried, enjoyed all the stories and photos very much. He cut quite the figure at times.
    We too will miss him — his stories, discussions, laughter, joy of celebrating and socialising with red wine in one hand and cigar in the other, his eyes twinkling. I will always remember having a cuppa with him at the end of a good night on Boxing Day.
    We are sad that he has gone and we send you all our love and hugs,
    Rosie and Tom

  6. Sending our love and strength in these sad times. I have many fond memories of Derek and he will be very missed by all that knew him and his beautiful big smile.

    All of our love Nat, Adam, Tia, Harry, Ollie and Oscar Church xxx

  7. Lovely tribute to a lovely man. He would be so proud. Our thoughts & prayers to all the family. We are so grateful we were able to join you today. Love, David & Jean xx

  8. Beautiful memories of Derek, from a life well lived. Tears, smiles, laughter and love felt throughout the service and I am going to put the kettle on now for Derek and have a cup of tea ….. just as if he is here. Much love to all of you and may his physical absence be replaced in your hearts with cherished memories and conversations with him always. He will be surely missed, but never forgotten. xxxx

  9. Thankyou for making it possible for us to be part of this beautiful service to say goodbye to big brother Derek. I am so proud of Vanessa and Stephanie with their tribute to their dad a beautiful family and look forward to meeting up soon.

    Sending lots of love and hugs to a beautiful sister in law from Colin and Malcolm xxx

  10. Think of you Shelia, Vanessa and Stephanie on the loss of Derek.

    We will always remember the lovable larrikin a drink in one hand and a cigar in the other. The Derek we knew was a kind, intelligent man who really made an impact on those around him.

    He will be sadly missed
    Lots of love
    Warren, Janelle, Beau, Morgan, Reilly and Liam

  11. Our heartfelt condolences Sheila, Stephy & Ness.
    We will surely miss the presence of Derek, a truly lovable and kind person.
    Derek was always down for a good banter with Chilli on the EPL (Football).
    I know that what you are all going through right now is very difficult, just know that we are here for you all.

    Sending virtual hugs, kisses & prayers.
    Donna, Chilli, Jorde & Cruz ⚽

  12. In memory of our good friend and neighbour Derek, we will always remember with fond memories the times we spent together.

    Rest in peace.

    George & Anne Delios

  13. Thank you Sheila, Vanessa and Stephanie for allowing us to be with you, for what was a lovely and warm celebration of Derek’s life. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you and your families.
    Sending you lots of love.
    Mark and Karen, Jessica and Jamie.
    x x

  14. I will always cherish his kindness and total devotion for his girls.
    May his Love live in you’re hearts forever,
    with all my love and prayers,
    Elizabeth x

  15. Steph And Family. Thank you for the invitation and privilege of sharing with you today in the memory of Derek. Father, Husband, Friend, Father In Law and Grand Father. May the memories of Derek hold all “His English Roses” for today and always.Our love and prayers for you all. Julie and Dave

  16. Dear Sheila, Vanessa,Stephanie, Husbands and Grandchildren, Our love to you all at this very sad time. We have much love and respect for Derek he was a great Father/ Grandfather and Husband. The Thom Family.xxxx

  17. Our thoughts are with you all today during this difficult time. We will always have very fond memories of Derek – may he rest in peace. Sending our love and sincere condolences,
    Anthony, Rebecca, Sofia and Marc Blangiardo.

  18. Thank you very much Shelia, Stephanie, Vanessa and family for letting us share in and watch Derek’s lovely Service.
    Gail & Denis Carruthers

  19. Sheila, Vanessa, Steph and family,

    Shedding lots of tears in Chicago. Such a beautiful ceremony. We wish we could be there with you now to polish off some glasses of red (in Derek’s honor of course!).

    Love you all so much.

    Fiona, Bob and Quinten Montgomery xoxo

  20. I remember the very first Christmas I came to Reeds. Derek discovered I’d lived near Whitehaven for some time. We quickly becomes buddy’s based on that alone. Take care mate, it’s been a pleasure!

  21. What a beautiful service with some beautiful memories and photo’s shared. Steph and family, you are in our thoughts today.
    Sending love and strength,

    Ainsley, Stephen and Jensen xx

  22. Sending all our love to you all today and always, Shelia, Vanessa and Stephanie and Families


    Yvette, Isabella and Callum

  23. Sending our love to you all today and in the weeks to come. I’m just so glad he got to meet little Ashlyn.


    Katie, Andy, Patrick and Charlie

  24. We are so sad for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sending love and hugs.

    Jon, Kathryn, Henry and Chester

    1. Thoughts are with you all.. big hole left in everyone’s hearts with the loss of big D from “Clarty Moor”. Will miss all those big discussions we always had. A special man gone too soon. love Gill and Steve

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