Matthew Derksen

Obituary of Matthew Derksen

DERKSEN, Matthew Edward

45 years, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Beloved husband of Audra. Loving father of Nicole, Jacob, Joshua and Cameron. Dear son of Elfreeda and the late Edward Derksen (2004). Dear son-in-law to the late Norman (2017) and Dorothy (2000) Omstead. Loving brother of Lisa and Paul Tiessen, Terri and Ken Hamm, and Ryan and Cindy Derksen. Brother-in-law of Keith and Margo Omstead, Dave and Jane Omstead, Tim and the late Renee (2011) Omstead, Joanne and Donald Dawson, Randy and Peggy Omstead, Jeanne and John Mullins, Darren and Christine Omstead. Matthew will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and students. Matthew could regularly be found at the arena coaching his children or supporting them from the stands, the soccer fields, track meets, volleyball and badminton courts, always cheering his four children on. Matthew loved being a teacher with GECDSB for almost 20 years. In that time he served at Belle River Public School, Ruthven Public School and currently at Jack Miner's Public School. Audra and her family would like to thank the first responders from the Kingsville Fire Department, the EMT, the staffs at Leamington Emergency Room, Cath lab, CCU, and WRH, Ouellette Campus ICU for their excellent care. Visiting at North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6 on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Matthew's life at North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Derksen Trust Fund (cheques payable to Audra Derksen). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca