Obituary of Werner Kilian Derzbach
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of Werner, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
Surrounded by family Werner passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on April 4th, 2022 in his 85th year
Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Melnick) for 63 wonderful years. Loving father of Michelle Landry (Mike Griffiths) and Mike Derzbach (Margo). Cherished Opa of Brittany (David Della Fazia), Holly Landry and Steffanie Derzbach. Dear brother of Erik Derzbach and Siglinda, both of Germany.
Werner left Germany as a young man with very few possessions and set out to make a life for himself in Canada. A gifted precision tool and die maker by profession, he was a very hard working man who enjoyed nature and everything it offered on his 10 acre property. He and Dorothy started a hobby farm and created bountiful gardens on the land that gave them both great pleasure.
They also enjoyed many memorable trips to the Caribbean and Florida over the years, often inviting his grandchildren to fly down and enjoy the sun and beaches with them.
Werner was very much a family man who adored his wife, children and grandchildren as well as the many dogs that he raised over the years.
Thank you to the numerous staff members at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville who looked after him over the past few weeks as he fought valiantly to regain his health, your efforts are appreciated.
Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Saturday April 9th, 2022 from 2 – 4 pm. No Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Durham Region Humane Society.