IN MEMORY OF DEREK FOSTER
Derek was born 1934, served in the Royal Navy and RNR. He worked for the GPO in London, Eli Lilly in Basingstoke and made many friends working at CAV Medway.
Derek married Rose in 1956 who sadly died before her time in 2007; they had 2 children, 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. He enjoyed sea fishing as a member of Herne Bay Angling Association. He supported Whitstable Sea Cadets and helped at Joy Lane Infants’.
In 1977 Derek was diagnosed with cancer; resultant radiotherapy leaving him in permanent stomach pain, yet he became a hospital volunteer at K&CH for over 20 years.
Derek was unable to work after 42 and endured several major operations; latterly breaking his leg and fracturing his hip. In December 2018 he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma but completely surpassed expectations he would lose the fight after 3 months. Derek was very grateful for the visit made by the LASAG and the resultant support offered. He used his strength of character and fun outgoing personality to adopt an incredibly optimistic and positive attitude.
He died April 17th 2020.
Donations will help to continue the work that LASAG carries out in the community supporting those who are diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions such as mesothelioma
Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time
Derek and Rose were much loved and will be missed
Sending our Love
June and Melanie
For a much-loved Dad and Grandad, who will always be remembered, From Jackie, Steve, Emily, Sam and Harriet.
Such a worthwhile cause and so sorry for your loss. The Cuttings!
Bye bye Uncle Derek, all our love Paul and Debbie. Pxx
Uncle Derek, I will miss our chats and trips to Porthleven, Sue xxx
Thinking of you.
There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains. It was an honour to have Derek as an amazing friend. Love Diane, Kelly Dave, Dan George Maisie, Gem Ruby and Betty xxx
Remembering Derek - my brother in law and friend for over 60 years - Ron
ROB & SANDRA KNIGHT
Remembering Uncle Derek and the special memories of family get togethers - Rob and Sandra Knight