Derek passed suddenly October 29th at the age of 40, leaving behind his loving parents Dennis and Linda of Timmins, Ontario. He leaves in sadness his children, Katelyn, Madison and Logan, and their mother Dana. He will be fondly remembered by his common law partner Caroline Brousseau. Derek is survived by his brothers Jason (Corinne) and Jeff (Joy), nephews Justin and Mathieu and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Derek had a creative mind and had a passion for music and the outdoors. He was known for his quick wit, his sense of humour and his kind and compassionate spirit. A registered nurse, Derek will be remembered by many in the health care field. A gathering to remember Derek will take place at First Memorial Funeral Services, at 259 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON. On Sunday November 3rd, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.