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DERKSEN, Robert James

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert on May 2, 2017 at the age of 50. He is survived by his mother Kae, brothers; Don, Al (Bonnie), Brian (Helen) and Murray (Michelle) and a large extended family. Sadly, predeceased by his father Frank.

Robert’s family will be having a private family gathering to remember and support one another from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Those wishing to join them may do so from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Springfield Funeral Home Family Center, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Service: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Location: Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

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Service Details

The service for DERKSEN, Robert James is scheduled for 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Rhonda Wilson says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your son, brother and friend. News like this makes our worlds stop. Peace and grace to you all.

  • Kurt and Lynn Haugseng says:

    Brian and Helen, We would like you to know that you are being held up in prayer by your care group friends. We love you both very much, and are very sorry for your loss. We ask the the God of Peace will minister to you and strengthen you during your grief. Much Love, Kurt and Lynn

  • Bjorg Bergmann Buhler says:

    I never got to know Robert but I know the pain of loss to those left behind so I want to express my condolences to your family and I pray that God will bring you great comfort in this difficult time. Sincerely Bjorg

  • Janet (Comm). Heinrich says:

    Our sincere condolences to All the family .
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all………

  • Stan & Ruth Nilsson says:

    Dear Kay, Don,Al, Bonnie,Brian,Helen, Murray, and Michelle,. We are so sorry for your loss. As I wrote your names down so many fond memories flood over me starting with you Kay in Pioneer Girls so many years ago. I’m so glad for your family and the many ways we have connected. You are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time and once again, we are so, so sorry.
    Stan & Ruth (Mitchell) Nilsson

  • Darlene Derksen says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Kae; Don; Al and Bonnie; Brian and Helen; Murray and Michelle and all your families. May you feel the comforting arms of our Lord and Saviour as you walk thru these difficult days ahead. May He grant you the strength to face each new day without your son and brother. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers….

  • Art Olfert says:

    Our condolences to the Derksen families. Sincerely, Art & Michelle Olfert

  • Maryl Russell says:

    I’m so very sad to hear of your brother’s passing. Thinking of you all, and God Bless.

  • David and Maxine Baskill says:

    So sorry for your loss. Know that we love you lots, and are praying for you all.
    Your friends,

    Dave and Maxine

  • Ken & Linda Janzen says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Robert. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ken & Linda Janzen

  • Sam & Linda Arnold says:

    So very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing Brian and Helen. Praying for The Lord’s comfort for you and your family at this time.

  • Doug and Jan Daniels says:

    Hi Brian and Helen… so sorry for your loss..thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time…hugs.

  • Wendy C MansKeddie Andrew Keddie says:

    Brian Helen and family so sorry to hear about the lose of your brother please wish the rest of your family our heartfelt love for them

  • Doreen Fairweather says:

    We are saddened to hear of your family’s unexpected and sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Murray and Doreen Fairweather

  • George & Ella Martens says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Kae & family. We remember you growing up across the street from us. May God be your comfort and grant you peace.

  • Sandra Enns says:

    Dear Aunt Kae, Don, Al, Bonnie, Brian, Helen, Murray, and Michelle. I was so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve his loss together. I will be with you in spirit on Saturday. I celebrate Rob by always thinking of him as a happy, carefree guy.

  • Barbara Mistal says:

    I did meet Robert, but didn’t know him personally. However, there are many members of this fine family that I do know and am very sorry for the loss of their son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin. Praying for you all in your sorrow. May God carry you through this difficult time and draw strength from each other and the memories that you have.

  • Julie Brooks says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. I have many memories of playing with him while Kae and Mom visited. I pray that God will be very near to you all during this very difficult time.

  • Erna Bergmann says:

    So sorry about your sudden loss. May the Lord of hope be with all of you at this time. Erna Bergmann

  • Ian Lopez says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers are with you

  • David & Patti Ens says:

    We love you and are praying for you. In our absence please accept the solace from the Great Comforter who will never leave you or forsake you.

  • Sheldon & Marlene Beagle says:

    Brian & Helen, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time, and as well for your mom and extended family. We are so sorry for this sudden loss and saddened for the journey each of you will be taken as you journey through the days ahead without him.

  • Christina & Dave Pankratz says:

    We are sorry to hear about your families sudden loss. May the Holy Spirit give you comfort and may the presence of family and friends bring you peace. Sincerely Dave & Christina Pankratz

  • Jeff and Susan Turnbough says:

    Dear Murray and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these days.

    Psalm 46:1,
    Jeff and Susan

  • Abe and Alicia Martens says:

    Words can not describe the sadness and emptiness of losing my dear friend Robert, my deepest condolences. Rest in peace brother. We met in 1981 in school when you were being Bullied and I stood up for you and that’s how we became friends. Though I move away from Kelowna many years ago I thought of you on a regular bases. Love and miss you already Brother.

  • Cynthia penner says:

    I have fond memories of growing up with Rob as my friend. While it’s been many years since I last saw him, my memory is always of a smile. So sorry to hear of his passing and offer my sincere condolences.

  • Phyllis Andersen says:

    Dear Kae and family. Was saddened to hear of Rob’s passing, but pray that you will experience the comfort of the Lord at this time. God bless.

  • Donnette Thompson says:

    My heart is hurting for you. I don’t have much to say, but I promise that I will continue to pray.

  • Shelley Holmes says:

    I knew Rob in high school and met up again a few years ago. He had a big heart and I loved how he had mellowed with age! We shared some great times and he will be missed.

  • Lynn Hubick says:

    Dear Kay and Family
    I am so sorry to hear about Rob. May the wonderful memories you have of him, bring some comfort to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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