DEREK WYNNE PRITCHARD - - August 23, 1929 - April 14, 2017 - - With great sadness we advise of the passing away of Derek in Nanaimo, Canada. Derek was predeceased by his parents (William and Elizabeth), brother (Gwynfor) and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pat, sons Adrian (Barbara) and David (Rita) and his grandchildren (Dylan, Alyssa, Gareth and Daniel).
Derek was born in Market Drayton in Shropshire and raised in Bangor in Wales and was a proud Old Dominican. Derek's Public Health career took him to Southampton, Leicester and Whitchurch in Shropshire prior to emigrating to Edmonton, Canada where he worked for 23 years. He and Pat retired in 1991 to Nanaimo in Canada living a full and satisfying life. At 82 Derek was diagnosed with dementia. On April 14, 2017 Derek peacefully passed away leaving behind the pain and suffering. He was deeply loved and will be forever missed by his family and friends in Canada and The U.K.