In - Always in our hearts

  • Tom Trott lit a candle on 01/15/2018:
    "A picnic lunch at Peggy's Cove has and will always be my memory of Derek, a wonderful, caring and generous soul."

  • Jan and Zack jacobson lit a candle on 08/14/2017:
    "One of our oldest friends. I can't actually remember when we first met Derek, But some time later, I recall meeting up with Derek and Marlene in London when Jan and I were there on our honeymoon. And very many happy times after that.."

  • Marijke Hager lit a candle on 09/10/2017:
    "Whith love to a nice man"

Tributes and Condolences

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  • Ms

    Lesley Griffiths

    "Marlene and family, I am so very sorry to be late in sending my condolences, I have only just heard about Derek’s death. He was a great mentor and friend to Anne Muecke and I when we were just getting our company off the ground. The Natural History of Nova Scotia was an inspired initiative thanks to Derek’s vision and tenacity. And we loved his insights, his kindness and his sense of humour. With very best wishes to you at this sad time. "

  • Mr

    Steven MacNeil

    "To Marlene and the family, our most heart felt condolences from the staff at Atlantic Balance and Dizziness Centre. Derek will be missed greatly. "

  • Mr.

    Bernie Hart

    "I worked with Derek when he first joined the NS Museum. He was a tremendous addition to the staff and made a wonderful contribution. He initiated projects which are still of great importance. I always appreciated the opportunity to work with him. He truly will have a lasting legacy."

  • Mr

    Albbert Govers

    "All familie best wishes an our condoleances. We think at you this time."

  • Mrs.

    Gyneth Murray

    "On behalf of our parents (John and Grace) and the whole Farley family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Thinking of you at this time."

  • Mrs.

    Caterina Medioli

    "Dearest Marlene, thinking of you at this most difficult time. Franco was very fond of Derek, he was a lovely man."

  • Mrs.

    Fumi Doucet

    "I always enjoyed his travel stories. I wish we could have a conversation about Kyoto Railway Museum. I will always remember him when I go there. We are always here for you, Marlene."

  • Tribute for Derek Davis

    Robert Frame

    "Our sincere condolences to Marlene and family. Derek was a valued colleague at the Nova Scotia Museum. He made many contributions to the identification and preservation of specimens and information related to the natural history of Nova Scotia and was committed to the role of museums as educational institutions. Robert and Sheila Frame"

  • MR

    Wayne Rogers

    "I was so saddened to learn of Derek's death. My condolences go out to the entire family and especially Marlene, Geoff, Kathryn and Hillary."

  • With Deepest Sympathy

    Michael Noonan

    "Please accept my condolences to Marlene and her family on Derek's loss. I hope you are all able to take comfort from the remarkable life he lead and the many valuable contributions he made as an academic, father, brother and community member. His legacy will be long lasting."