Derry passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Long term Care, Peterborough Ontario on August 22nd, 2022. A long life well lived, Derry Wilford was in his 91st year, raised in Lakefield, he was a retired BMO manager at branches throughout Ontario before coming home to his beloved Lakefield. He is fondly remembered for his kindness, passion for photography, canoe building, curling, volunteering, vivid storytelling, and a sense of humour to the end. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Margaret (née Calberry) of 66 years, their daughter, Pamela Abrahamse (Casey), and grandsons, David (Haley) and Taylor. Derry is reunited with his son Lawrence (d.1984). Brother of Rick Wilford (Donna). He is predeceased by his siblings, Barbara, Dorothy, and Peter. Derry will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Please join the family in a Celebration of Life at the Lakefield United Church on September 30th, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Reception in the church hall following interment at Lakefield Cemetery.
To commemorate Derry’s passion for local history & the Lakefield community, memorial donations may be made to the Lakefield Historical Society through the Hendren Funeral Home website donations link.
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