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Heard, Derek


Derek Heard
November 5, 1927 – January 19, 2022

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Derek in his 95th year.
He was the son of the late William and Nellie Heard and husband to his late wife Jinnie (Fuller).  
Derek was the loving father of Nancy Cox (Tim) of Bloomfield, Sue Crnic (Ray) of Canberra, Australia
and the late Jane Fobert (Ray) of Belleville.  
He was the most loving grandfather of Dylan Cox (Vicki), Meghan Stevens (Eddie) from the 
County as well as Neil Crnic (Sasha), Alicia Iervasi (Anthony) and Amy Leech (Ben) all from Australia
He was also proud Grampa GG to 12 great grandchildren.
Derek was brother to the later Arthur Heard and will be most fondly remembered
by his nieces and 
nephews and friends.

Derek worked and played hard.  He worked at Mead Johnson in Belleville for over 40 Years.   
biggest passion was hockey.  He was an avid hockey player and played the game into his early 80’s.
He was often called Gordie years ago after his idol Gordie Howe.  

He walked to work every day rain or 
shine.  He rode his bike far and wide, roller bladed and
he loved to dance always in the shoes he was 
married in.

Father built a cottage at North Beach in 1959 and gave memories to many that were some of the 
happiest days of our lives.   He was a friend to many, young and old alike.  A shining example
of a wonderful father and what one should strive for as a person. 
 He will be remembered as 

a gentleman on and off the ice and as a gentle man.  Our Mr. Hockey.  
We celebrate a life well lived.

The last few years of life for Derek were not kind but he was loved and well looked after by some
loving, dedicated personal care workers and nurses at Kentwood Nursing Home.  
For that we are 
eternally grateful.

Cremation has taken place.  
Derek is reunited with his loving wife and daughter and will be laid to rest 

with them at a private graveside service when family can be reunited.  
A Celebration of Life will 
be held at that time.  
Online condolences at

If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation  
Back the Build would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the 

Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build 
may be made by cheque and mailed to 403 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
or online at or

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