RICHARDS, Derek Alert Me

Originally printed on May 7, 2012 in the Express and Star.
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Derek Maurice

Passed away on April 27, 2012, aged 79 years.

The Funeral Service will take place at Bushbury Crematorium, West Chapel, on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 9.30am.

Family flowers only.

Donations by request for Compton Hospice c/o:

JENNINGS Funeral Directors 484 Stafford Road, Oxley, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 6AN.

Everyone is welcome back to The Four Ashes Public House for refreshments.


I often sit and think of you and how you died, to think you could not say goodbye before you closed your eyes, I loved you Derek and I always will, I did in life, in death I do still.

Each morning I start with a broken heart but carry on daily playing my part.

A smile, a brave front,that's what you would want, I do that for you Derek.

You broke my heart and let him die, to take my Husband who did no wrong, forgive me Lord if I ask why.

Love, Wife Christine.


We sat beside your bedside, we talked to you and cried, westroked your hair and kissed you, the tears we could not hide.

We held your hand right to the end, a memory we will keep, so tired you could not fight any more, all you wanted was to sleep.

Goodnight, God bless.

Love, Son Andrew and Nikki.



We sat around your bedside, not knowing what to do, we held your hand and kissed your face and gently talked to you, we told you that we loved you and wanted you to stay but in our hearts we realised, you had to go away.

Miss you Dad.

Love,Son Gary and Alison.



A beautiful memory, dearer than gold, of a Father whose worth can never be told, there's a place in my heart no one can fill, I miss you Dad and always will.

Never be forgotten.

Heartbroken Daughter Diane andBryan.


We look up at the stars each night to find the star most twinkling bright, our Grandad Dek smiles through that star and we smile back to where you are.

Love you Grandad.

From Adam, David, Chelsea, Ryan and Chloe.


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miss you so much


23 May 2017
granddad your my hart my sole with out you here I don't know what to do you used to make every better you was the on man I could look up to in life now you have gone there is that will ever compere to you I guess what I'm trying to say I miss you so so much you will always be in my heart love from your grandson adam

Sincere Condolences

Express and Star

07 May 2012
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