Derek Kirton 9.2.58 -14.11.22 Derek sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 14.11.22 aged 64. Devoted husband of Lindsey, adored father of Andrew and Emily, loved and respected father-in-law of Kris and Lucy and hugely loved granda of his precious Penny. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Derek’s life on Thursday 8th December in South Shields Crematorium at 1.15pm. All welcome after the service to Hedworth Hall to continue celebrating Derek’s life with a pint, a tale and jolly reminiscence. His favourite pastimes. A live feed link is available for our overseas friends and family or those unable to attend in person.Please message family for link details. Family flowers only please, a donation box will be available on the day with proceeds going to Bright Red Charity. This is the Regional north of England blood cancer charity. Investing in patient care, research and education to improve the lives of people effected with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Derek is residing at Peter Johnson Funeral Directors Tel.0191 4551111 for any enquiries.