RAYMOND, Derek Gary

Oct 29, 2019


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.




  1. Lorena Brady Duncan May 12, 2020 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    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


  2. Lorena Brady March 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    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

  3. Monika Kovacs November 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    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.

  4. Pauline Barrett November 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    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.

  5. Chantal Guimont November 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    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.

  6. Michelle De Grandmont November 7, 2019 at 5:10 am - Reply

    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.

  7. Ginette November 6, 2019 at 3:06 am - Reply

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

  8. Annie November 5, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    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.

  9. Chantal Delorme November 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

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

  10. Bev Humphries November 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm - Reply

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

  11. Kathryn Grant November 4, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Linda & Dennis: So very sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers to you