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By kate123


Hi everyone,

I’m not sure if anyone has seen a message from Derekm’s daughter today? Derek sadly passed away in April this year. His daughter Kathy has left a message on his last posting.
He had COVID-19. How awful for him, he was a really nice chap and always posted lovely pictures of his garden.
Sending condolences and the best of thoughts to all of his family.

Kate x

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That is awful. Poor Derek. How very sad. Covid-19 is such a terrible illness. Xxx

13 Dec, 2020


How sad, so sorry to hear this news. What a horrible disease. Thanks for the message Kate.

14 Dec, 2020


That is so sad. Derek was so helpful and absolute gentleman. I am so sorry to hear this. Rest in peace Derek. We will miss you.

Thanks Kate for letting us know.

14 Dec, 2020


Thanks Kate I just picked up Kathym's message as you posted yours. He will be greatly missed. I have had some lovely pm's from him over the years.

Makes me realise how lucky I was with my dose of it.

14 Dec, 2020


That IS sad news.
It was thoughtful of his daughter to let us know and I send my love to the family.

14 Dec, 2020


What sad news. There have been so many deaths this year. Surely 2021 must be better.

14 Dec, 2020


The world of gardening has lost a lovely chap, very knowledgeable and always gave good advice over the years, we will all miss him so much, thanks for letting us all know Kate and may Derick rest in peace.

14 Dec, 2020


What a shock. He was always ready with a bit of good advice. Thank you Kate.

14 Dec, 2020


I'm so sorry to read this,as Derek was such a lovely man,and always so helpful to many of us.Such a cruel illness,it's so very sad.Thank you for letting us know,Kate,my thoughts are with his Family.

14 Dec, 2020


Thats bad news.

16 Dec, 2020


I'm so sorry to hear that sad news , what an awful year.. 😒

18 Dec, 2020


Oh that is so sad, he was such a lovely man and we have been friends for a very long time, not only with gardening advice but also on a personal level, always there to give one a boost, I will certainly miss him....Thankyou Kate ...

18 Dec, 2020


Oh dear....... such sad news..... sending my condolences to his family......he had been on GOY for a good many years....

22 Dec, 2020


Lovely comments from everyone. I do wonder about some of the other members we haven’t heard from in some’s a worry.

23 Dec, 2020

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