It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Derrick Robinson on November 24, 2019. He was only 23 years of age.
Derrick was born in Brooks, AB on August 19, 1996 to proud parents, Dawn Macpherson and Drew Robinson. From an early age, he had a mischievous spirit and zest for life that you couldn’t help but appreciate, and he wasn’t afraid to take chances if it meant living life to its fullest.
Not one to sit still for too long, Derrick kept busy with a wide variety of interests. He enjoyed the outdoors and being physically active while camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and four-wheeling. He liked to golf and swimming in the rivers and lakes around us, with Castle Falls being his favorite. Derrick was very good with his hands and he spent many happy hours working on vehicles, fixing electronics, gardening and landscaping. In his quieter moments, he could be found playing Xbox or listening to music, and he had a real talent for writing poems and lyrics.
Derrick’s favorite place to be was with his family and friends. He loved making people smile and laugh, and was always the first person to lend a hand. His kind heart wasn’t just for the people in his life – he also loved all animals. Derrick’s bright, sunny nature will be greatly missed and forever remembered. We were truly blessed to have had him in our lives.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his mother, Dawn Macpherson (Lance Ransome) of Blairmore, AB; his father, Drew Robinson (Diane Bramer) of Lundbreck, AB; his brothers, Anthony (Allise) and Brandon; his stepbrothers, Anthony, Randy, Jeremy, and Lucas; his stepsister, Katie; his grandmothers, Carol and Lynne (Bruce); his grandparents, Ted and Vi; his girlfriend, Mandy and her children, Dominik and Cayden; his uncles, Dan (Lorelei), John (Ruth), Tom (Steve), Charles (Debra) and Dane (Natasha); his aunts, Coline (Steve), Jody (Alan) and Penny (Ron); his great uncle, Bill; his nephew, Fynn; his niece, Gracee; his cousins, Holly (Tori), Alexandra, Madison, Fawn, Kasper, April, Steve, Chris, Jared, Token, Todd and Josh; as well as countless friends.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Phillip Macpherson; and his great grandparents, Jean and Garnet Woodford and Ester and Ed Kraeker.
The Funeral Service will be held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 – 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00pm with Pastor Al Robinson presiding. Derrick’s family invites you join them at the Coleman Legion (7831 – 17 Ave., Coleman, AB) following the service for a luncheon and fellowship. A Celebration of Life will be held at Leo’s Pub and Grill (729 Main St., Pincher Creek, AB) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by your local SPCA. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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