Wendell Raymond (Bud) Derrah, husband of Margaret Ann (Jardine) Derrah has gone home to be with his Lord on Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born 1940 in Mount Pleasant, NB he was the son of the late Raymond and Verna (Giberson) Derrah. Bud worked for CP Rail for many years, retiring as a Chief Clerk. He was a member of Grand Bay Baptist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family at the camp. Besides his loving wife Margaret Ann of 47 years, he is survived by his children Sue Derrah of Grand Bay-Westfield, David Derrah (Loretta) (Dolly) of Quispamsis and Wilfred Derrah (Lori) of Grand Bay-Westfield; his cherished grandchildren Joshua MacIlroy, James and Jenna Derrah and Kyle King; brothers Robert Derrah (Opal) of Bristol, Gary Derrah (Barbara) of Stickney, and Eugene Derrah (Joanne) of Riverview; sister Shirley Ebbett (Raye Gradon) of Bristol; special niece Judy Tissington; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Following cremation, visitations will be held from Grand Bay Baptist Church, 77 Woolastook, Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield on Sunday August 2, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Grand Bay Baptist Church on Monday August 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424).