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RAYMOND, Derek Gary


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.


38 responses to “RAYMOND, Derek Gary”

  1. Garth says:

    My deepest condolences to the whole family.

  2. Janique and Tom says:

    Derek had a beautiful soul. May he rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones.

  3. Patricia and Claude says:

    Sending you lots of love and comfort, we are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Patricia Wilson says:

    So sad..prayers and thoughts to his family.

  5. Benoît et Léonie says:

    Que le temps apaise la douleur.
    Que la vie retrouve son sens.

    Mes sympathies à toute la famille en ces jours de grande tristesse et spécialement pour toi, Caroline .

    Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous.

  6. Donna ogden says:

    My condolences he will be sadly missed. A great guy

  7. marc brousseau says:

    Nos sincères sympathies à toi Caroline ainsi que la famille. Nous sommes avec vous en pensée.
    JO Anne et Marc xx

  8. Marc Colameco says:

    We are so very sorry and saddened to hear of Derek’s passing away. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at this time.
    Marc and Nancy Colameco

  9. Kristy & Eric says:

    Still in shock,
    Eric and I are thinking of you all & will cherish the times we had in college and thankful for you’re friendship over the years.

  10. Cecile claveau says:

    Le 2/11/2019
    Mes sincères sympathies Caroline ainsi que la famille
    .nos pensées sont vers toi.c’est un moment difficile
    À vivre avec le temps cette douleur ressenti au fond de toi va s’apaiser.
    Cecile et Félix. 😥😥❤❤

  11. Andrea Meuse says:

    I was so sad to hear of his sympathies to all his family…especially his children. Worked with him au Villa St.joseph du lac..a great nurse..

  12. Judith Kelly says:

    Although I didn’t know Derek, he was an irreplaceable presence in your lives and he will never be forgotten. In sadness I extend my heartfelt sympathy.

  13. Jackie Fortin says:

    My deepest condolences to Linda and her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Ellie Blauvelt says:

    I had the great privilege of working with Derek when he lived in Yarmouth Nova Scotia. He was a wonderful nurse & person, friendly, compassionate & kind. My deepest & most heartfelt sympathy to his entire family during this difficult time. will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. RIP, Derek

  15. Lori Gale says:

    Katelyn, Maddie, Logan, Dana, and Family,
    Words are not enough but please know there are many surrounding you with hugs and support.
    Fred & Lori 🙏🏻

  16. BW Chase says:

    You were loved and you will be missed.
    May your spirit rest easy now.
    Take care, up there.

  17. Andre Charlebois says:

    We have lost great man, a fun co worker with a great sense of humor and genuine person. Derek will be missed by us all at Riverpath. My deepest condolences goes out to the family and Caroline.
    Love and prayers
    Andre and Nicole Charlebois

  18. Hesam Mahdavi says:

    He will be greatly missed in the community. He was an amazing person to know and work with.

  19. Marc Groulx says:

    Jason, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my most sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  20. Catherine Brown says:

    Although we hadn’t known each other long, we definitely shared a few laughs in that short period of time and a great love for music.

    My condolences to your family, especially your 3 beautiful children.

    Rest In Peace Derek. You will be missed.

  21. Claire says:

    Chère Caroline, en ces moments difficiles, je tenais à te faire part de mes pensées les plus affectueuses.

    Étant émue par ce deuil qui vous affecte, reçevez, Caroline, Ginette et Paul, mes sincères condoléances.

  22. Claire says:

    Chère Caroline, en ces moments difficiles, je tenais à te faire part de mes pensées les plus affectueuses.
    Étant émue par ce deuil qui vous affecte, reçevez, Caroline, Ginette et Paul, mes sincères condoléances.

  23. Kim and Holden Matte says:

    Dana, Katelyn, Maddie and Logan
    My heart is full of love and empathy for you at this difficult time. We are here for you to lean on when you need us. Your dad lives within your heart and may your memories bring you comfort in times of sorrow.
    Love you all my little bugs xox
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Kat Maidment says:

    Dana, Katelyn, Maddie and Logan
    No words can ease the pain the loss of Derek/ Dad has caused. But know that he’ll live on in your hearts forever. We’re all here for you whenever you need us. My sincere condolences to all his loved ones.

  25. Richard Dyson says:

    Sorry for your loss Dana. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  26. Sharlene Seguin ( Philbert) says:

    So saddened to hear of your loss. I grew up on the same street as Derek’s Dad. Derek and I met here in Ottawa at work. We soon discovered that Timmins connection and enjoyed talking about our families and Northern Ontario friends. He was kind, caring and outgoing. Simply an awesome young man. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

  27. Marie says:

    Iwill never forget you. The relationship you develop with people gives the right to say that you are exceptional. I believe that you are not dead, you are entering a new dimension of life.
    Courage to your parents!

  28. Kathryn Grant says:

    Linda & Dennis: So very sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers to you and all the family.
    Kath & Ryan

  29. Bev Humphries says:

    Dana & family,
    So sorry for you loss. Find comfort in knowing that there are many people around you that care & are there for support.

  30. Chantal Delorme says:

    Sincere sympathies to the whole family and to our neighbors Linda and Dennis. Thoughts and prayers.

  31. Annie says:

    Sincere Sympathies to Family and Friends. Derek was a most kind person always full of compliments. Was really sad to hear of his passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at the LHIN. He will be missed by many. Sending you all love and strength during these times.

  32. Ginette says:

    Dana: Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
    Ginette from the Greenboro Fitness center.

  33. Michelle De Grandmont says:

    Derek was a kind and energetic soul. Full of passion and joy de vivre. Although Derek will be missed at Riverpath, my heat is with his family, his children and close friends. My sincere condolences.

  34. Chantal Guimont says:

    Mes plus sincères condoléances Caroline ainsi qu’à la famille. Ce sont des moments difficiles à vivre et je suis de tout coeur avec vous.

  35. Pauline Barrett says:

    Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille, les enfants de Derek ainsi que sa conjointe, Caroline. J’ai eu le plaisir de travailler avec Derek au Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé (RLISS) de Champlain. C’était un homme gentil, avec un esprit de compassion. Il a touché la vie de plusieurs personnes qui ne l’oublierons pas.

  36. Monika Kovacs says:

    Though I didn’t know Derek well, I had the pleasure to mentor Derek when he first started at the LHIN. He was very bright and compassionate and sincere. What an enormous loss. My heart goes to his family and friends.

  37. Lorena Brady says:

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of my friend
    I had some personal tragedies at the time of his passing
    And did not go on Facebook to see this
    I worked with Derek at CS Coop /Alterna Savings
    For a few years and reconnected by Facebook
    In the past few years
    He was a wonderful person very funny and kind
    And he told me he wanted to leave banking
    To pursue a career where he would be actually helping people and then he Moved and went back to school to become a nurse
    I was so proud and happy for him
    We stayed connected through Facebook
    During his journey with his children and his studies
    One day I received a message that he moved back to
    Ottawa’s and was going to be working here
    He wanted to meet up for coffee but ai never had time
    I regret that very much We did however continue
    To help each other through some tough times
    As we were both going through separation s at the same time. I was happy to see that he made a new
    Friend Carolyn and really enjoyed seeing his
    Progress with her ,they seemed to be happy
    I am truly sorry to hear of his passing
    He loved his mom very much and often spoke
    Of her to me over the years ❤️God Bless you xo
    Heaven received an angel ❤️
    Hope you are watching over us🙏❤️
    Love you and miss you little buddy
    Lorena xoxo

  38. Lorena Brady Duncan says:

    Very sorry to hear of Dereks passing
    I worked with Derek at CsCoop/Alterna
    He was a wonderful gentleman and we kept in contact
    Over Facebook for many years When he moved back to Ottawa he reached out to me a few times
    To go for a coffee but I unfortunately had a lot going on and my work. Consumed my time we never ended up
    Going once he met Caroline he was as busy too
    I was very shocked and saddened by his loss
    I found him to be compassionate funny
    And a wonderful human being
    He often talked about his mom and how she gave up
    Everything so her children could have more
    He loved his family very much . He will be missed
    he spoke about Dana and the children in their early times together with passion and love.
    He was very Happy when he met Carolyn
    And was in love again They seamed to be perfect
    And she brought out the best n him
    Gone too soon You will be missed my friend

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