Derek passed away on November 17, 2017 at the age of 57. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Ellen McAndrew of Kelowna; older sister Carol McAndrew of Salmon Arm; and younger brother Alan McAndrew of Kelowna. Derek was born May 10, 1960 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. In 1965 he moved with his parents and sister to North Vancouver, BC. His brother, Alan, was born there in 1966, and in 1968 the family moved to Kelowna, BC. In his younger days, Derek enjoyed competitive swimming with the Ogopogo Swim Club and soccer. He graduated from Kelowna Secondary and held several jobs before earning his Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria in 2002. Derek enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours in his boat on Kalamalka Lake. Derek battled many obstacles in his life. Many thanks to the staffs of facilities who supported him. A quiet memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at Springfield Funeral Home at 1:00 pm, followed by a gathering at the family home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization that helps those dealing with mental health and addiction issues in Derek’s memory.
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Service: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for MCANDREW, Derek Erskine is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.