- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 5, 1933
- Date of passing: Jan 29, 2008
|Let the memory of Derrick be with us forever|
"9 years, 9 of the longest most painful years of my life. Don't get me wrong, there has been some amazing moments, but the burden of knowing you weren't here to hold my hand through them sometimes takes me to a place I don't want to be. I miss you so very much and I know that you've been watching, I can feel your guidance and your strength. I miss that we can't go on any holidays together anymore, I miss that we can't put up the tree together anymore, I miss that I can't sit with the photo albums open every time we are together and have you explain each and every one! I miss all the love we shared and how you could turn the darkest day into the brightest light. My heart breaks but your love lives on in my babies and I will hold onto every smile and every laugh knowing you put it there."
"Years come and years go but the pain of missing you doesnt get any easier. Your great grandchildren are the light that shines for me, they help my broken heart heal. Miss you Dad. Till we meet again in God's garden..xx"
"Pop, I wish you were still here!! I wish you could meet and play with my babies - I know you'd love them! I need you to help me cope with life at the moment, it's tough. I miss you so much xx"
"Miss you Dad, There are things happening in my life I wish you were around to share or help me deal with.love you heaps."
"Poppy Reilly you are dearly missed.. By everyone.
We love you more than anything.. I'd do anything to have you back here by our sides.. Watching us all grow up.
Knowing you are watching us keeps us all together.. Knowing you are still here with us.. Love you poppy"
"With each passing year, your absence doesn't get any easier to wrap my head around. But I can still feel you pop, I can still hear your voice, and I know you're with me every single day. I have always loved you, and I will always remember the smile on your face when we took you on holidays, the love in your eyes when we would look through albums together. Thank you for being the most amazing pop in the whole world. I wish you'd have had the chance to see your little girl get married, and bring a beautiful baby boy into this world - but I know you're watching from a place of peace. You will be forever in my heart xox I love you pop"
"Another year has passed and the pain of loosing you still lingers in my heart. Thank you for being my dad."
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