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52 comments on “Derek Smith”

  1. RIP Great Uncle Del… sadly I never got to meet you but My Beautiful Grandad Frank… your Big Brother told me wonderful stories and memories about you that will go on forever! Kim , Karen Nicky and Keeley… we love you so much from The Smiths in Great Britain

  2. my hero from 5 to 14 years he called me giggles as I was reluctant to smile as I had my teeth broken in a fight.we used our pram shed as a den in York Way Court,needed candles we
    decided to let the church donate same but the priest spotted us we ran only Del was caught as with hardenened crims he never grassed. R.I.P.

  3. RIP Del, it was a privilege to know you and Faye. I always enjoyed calling in for a chat over a cuppa when visiting Melbourne. You will be greatly missed.

  4. Even though we wern’t there in person to say goodbye and celebrate your life, we are thinking of you in our thoughts and in our hearts, we send you our love and kisses to take with you on your journey to be with our familey and friends, who I know will be very happy to see you again,
    Say Hi to Candy, my Mum & Dad, and the Nans xx

    You will be missed
    All our love Jouls & Robbie

  5. RIP Del. I wish we could have spent more time together. I am grateful and thankful that we got to meet after so many years. When we met, I could see just how much you meant to all your family and friends, and I know they will share precious memories of you for the rest of their lives. As will Frances and I.
    Thank you Faye and Karen for a beautiful service and for sharing it.

  6. Bowling was always a hoot with you Del! Your stories and sayings like “there’s a bus leaving in 5 minutes, be under it!” had us in stitches and will always be remembered. As will You.
    RIP
    xx Karen

  7. RIP Del
    It was a beautiful service
    You would have been pleased I send my best
    Wishes to you Faye and family thank you for allowing me to be part of the service he was such a joy to know

  8. Our sincere condolences to Faye, Nic, Keely, Karen, Kim and all of your families. Lovely memories of a lovely man.
    Love you all.
    Carly, Jason, Molli, Jagger & Arlo

  9. RIP Del
    It was a beautiful service
    You would have been pleased I send my best
    Wishes to you Faye and family thank you for allowing me to be part of the service he was such a joy to know

  10. Deepest sympathy & love to Faye & families. We will miss Del’s beaming smile & his great sense of fun at bowling. RIP Del xx

  11. So many great memories, such a great family, such a great man with a beautiful smile. Love and hugs to all the girls

  12. RIP Del. A wonderful man who always made us laugh at bowling. You will be sadly missed. With deepest condolences to Faye and family.

  13. Lovely service, Del was loved by many, & will be missed by all who new him. Thinking of all his family & friends. R I P Del, all the great memories will live on. Love Jayne & Alan. Xx

  14. I can still hear his laugh. take care on your next journey Del, a lot of mates and rellies to catch up with. Your family have a lot of wonderful memories to look back on

  15. RIP uncle Derek. I will never forget when you and auntie Floss took me to the Southend Amusement arcade one evening. I was only a toddler and you gave me a big bag of pennies to play on the slot machines with. Its a fond childhood memory I will never forgot.

  16. to our dear friend del,all our happy memories are ours to keep,rest in peace great man, with blessings love from dot and dave

  17. Fond memories of a lovely neighbour who was always willing to lend a hand or share a laugh !
    Rest In Peace, Del.

  18. Judy Beugelaar says Rest in Peace Del It has been a pleasure to know such a beautiful man thank you for looking after my dear friend Faye. Until we meet again Del. Go Pies

  19. Del to many but Dad to me. Kazzy – my best friend for many years then meeting you all. Just love your daughters … every one of them…. Your wife Faye… Oh she is simply a gem.
    You Dad – your humour and beautiful soul is second to none.
    I know you are right here with us all. I could only imagine what you’d be saying to every one here today but too bad Dad because you can’t be the amazing being to all without everyone feeling such a loss on this earth.
    Until we meet again – Rest in Peace Dad. We love you
    Much much love Karren #2, Jacynta’lee and Daniel
    And massive hugs to all

  20. Sending hugs and kisses to Faye and family.Dell was an awesome man who I will never forget.and he wasn’t to bad at bowling either.love Tracy xx

  21. Gone But will never be forgotten R.I.P to a wonderful beautiful kind hearted soul I have ever met. It was an honor to know you and to be apart of your life I will forever be grateful and will hold the memories close. Nathaniel will know what a kind hearted Man his Great Pop was. Always put others first and to top it all off you had one of the best humours I’ve ever met and that smile well I will never forget that and neither will Nathaniel. Until we all meet again R.I.P xxx

  22. With deepest sympathy to you girls, Del leaves us with lovely happy memories.
    Wish Karen and I could come to the funeral.
    Lots of love, Marg. xxxx

  23. R.I.P Pa I know u will be watching over us in spirit hope u are having a good time up there we will all miss you.

    love your pa ❤️❤️❤️❤️☹️☹️☹️☹️

  24. Rip Del. I remember all the parties I used to go to at your house in Ocean st. Many happy times. Candy and Del reunited. X

  25. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Always enjoyed talking to Del at bowling and having a quick joke.

  26. Rest in peace Del . Sure a beautiful man .thinking of all.you girls so sad my heart go’s out to you all love always Robyn fowler

  27. Rest in peace Del . Sure a beautiful man .thinking of all.you girls so sad my heart go’s out to you all love always ribyn fowler

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