Derek John

Date de décès:
dimanche 3 février 2019

St. John's Telegram, NL

Derek Holmes lived and played hard, right up to the buzzer late Sunday night. He was 59. Born in Brighton, UK but raised in St. John's, Derek was a family man, a husband, a father of 4, a son, a brother, an uncle, a muralist, a creator, a leader in the arts and film community, a hard-working provider, an athlete, a dedicated coach and mentor, a hardcore Leafs fan, a loyal and intuitive friend, a fun-loving party animal and grown up punk who defied definition. Derek's roles in film and television were not always out front, but those with whom he worked will tell you he was a star. A true team player. In the wider St. John's arts community, his colourful murals connected people with the past through a larger than life sense of presence. Beyond his artistic genius, Derek was an exceptional and natural athlete. A savage hockey and softball player. Tall, slim and competitive. The silent Captain on every team. He took great pride in coaching and mentoring and his passion for sport was infectious. The best coaches are those who teach without the student even realizing. That was Derek. He saw hockey as a metaphor for life. In his final competition against the big C, Derek played like it was 1-1, right down to the end of the third period. How you accept victory and loss was extremely important to Derek. He lived true to his favourite piece of life and game advice - 'humble in victory, gracious in defeat'. He will be forever loved and adored by his family: his wife Fionnuala, his 4 children, Krissy, Tracy, Ciaran and Orla, his siblings Brian, Michelle, Ted, and his father Michael. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth (d. 2017). He will be greatly missed by his wider complicated and beautiful family. His amazing cast of friends. Da hockey b'ys. The sports community. His co-workers. Visitation is open to the public Thursday, Feb. 7th from 12-9 pm at Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road. All are also welcome to join and share in a Celebration of Life for Derek on Friday night at The Wonderbolt Space, 72 Harbour Drive, Eastern Edge Gallery entrance, after 7 pm. His love for family was #1. Those wishing to, can help provide for Derek's junior team, Ciaran and Orla. St. John's Telegram, NL, 2019-02-06 --- Derek John Holmes Date de naissance: 5 novembre 1959 Date de décès: 3 février 2019 Derek passed peacefully at home on February 3, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Derek was born on November 5, 1959 in Brighton and Hove, UK. He is predeceased by his mother Elizabeth; uncles Brian, Bud, Douglas, John and Peter; aunts Barbara, Brenda, Gwenda and Patricia; and grandparents William and Anna Lush and Vera Holmes. Derek leaves to mourn his father Michael; brothers Brian and Ted; sister Michelle; children Krissy (Greg), Tracy (Andrew), Ciaran and Orla; wife Fionnuala; uncles Ted and William; aunts Helen, Mary and Patsy; nephews, a niece, and a large circle of cousins; as well as colleagues and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Major and the staff at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital for the care that they provided. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 7 from 12-9 p.m. at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road. On Friday, February 8, a celebration of Derek's life will be held at The Space, 72 Harbour Drive. The celebration will start at 7 p.m. and all are welcome. Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime. -Confucius St. John's Telegram, NL, 2019-02-07

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