Derrek Garry Schuss
April 25, 1985 – December 4, 2012
On December 4, 2012 in Kitimat, BC, Derrek left us due to complications of diabetes.
Derrek will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his parents Cindy and Garry; sisters Celina and Emily; his daughter Madison and her mother Carley; Uncles Gordon and Michael Schuss, Darryl (Monica), Trevor (Alexandra) and David (Sarlat) Craft; Aunts Laurie (Dave) Wright, Lucille Harms and Joan Schuss; niece Cahlysta; cousins Nathan and Amanda, Rachel, Diana and Georgia, Mia, Rebecca, Graeme, Steven and Sarah, Terah, Jenna (daughter Ava), and Aimee.
Derrek was predeceased by his Grandparents, Norman and Verna Craft and Edward and Betty Schuss, Great Grandma Craft, Great Uncle Joe; Great Grandma Ariss, and Great Grandma Herman.
After much anticipation, Derrek was born on April 25, 1985. He was the first grandchild to the Schuss and Craft families. Derrek was a happy child who brought smiles to those who met him. He attended Nechako and Alexander Elementary Schools and graduated from MESS in 2003. After a brief stop in Prince George, Derrek moved to Edmonton where he started work at Kal Tire with his Uncle, later moving on to a plumbing apprenticeship. During this time he met and married Jen Axtell. After two years they separated and he moved back to Kitimat. Here he found a job at Kal Tire and then Snow Valley Ford. Shortly after moving here, he met Carley Carver who is the mother of his beautiful daughter Madison. Derrek loved his baby girl with all his heart and she will know her Daddy through all the stories we have to share with her.
His memorial service was held on December 12, 2012 at the Mountain View Alliance Church and interment followed at Kitimat Municipal Cemetary.
Friends and family gathered for a Memorial in Edmonton, Alberta on December 14, 2012.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation for all the cards, meals, flowers and support given at this very difficult time.
Donations can be made in Derrek’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
He will live forever in our hearts and memories.