Derek ROLPH

ROLPH; Derek. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing Derek Eden Rolph on July 10, 2013, aged 82 years, at Heritage Village in Chilliwack after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Derek was born in Quesnel, BC to Leonard and Muriel (Eden) Rolph. After graduating from high school he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a logistician. While stationed in Calgary he met the love of his life, Bette Roberts and they were married in 1951. In 1974, after serving 26 years in the RCAF Derek, Bette and their two children retired to Sidney, BC to be closer to his parents. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 37 in Sidney. Derek and Bette both worked for Viking Air and retired again in 1994 to Chilliwack, giving them more time to enjoy their life long passion for camping and later RVing. Derek is survived by his wife Bette of 62 years; daughter Darcie (Bob Jones) and grandson Colin; son Bruce and grandchildren Derek, Tyler, Sarah, Kristopher and Shayla; sister-in-law Charlotte (Rick) Lawson; brother-in-law Bill Roberts (Nipa) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Muriel. Our thanks to all the staff at Heritage Village for the marvelous care and attention given to Derek during his residence there. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Online condolences to the family may be made to: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com

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