Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, Ernest Thomas Henry Derbyshire passed away at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Margaret “Marg” Ann (Poole) Derbyshire for 54 years. Loving father of Scott (Darlene) Derbyshire of Petrolia, Susan (Terry) Young of Petrolia, Shelley (Shawn) Edlington of Corunna and Stacey (Sean) Sayle of Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Mycalie, Derek and Logan Derbyshire, Jacob and Joshua Young and Cassidy, Kaleb and Joseph Edlington. Loved brother of John (Jackaline) Derbyshire, Leonard (Donna) Derbyshire, Donald (Linda) Derbyshire, Kenneth (Cora) Derbyshire and Christine Welch (the late Al Bycraft). Dear brother-in-law of Stan Evens. Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Meta Derbyshire and by his sister Annie Evens. Ernie retired from Dupont Canada, where he worked for 40 years. He was very passionate about farming and loved working outdoors.
Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca