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Derricott, Brent Ray

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Brent Ray Derricott, beloved father to Bank (Khatlyn), Ray, and Belle, husband to Joee-Varntakarn and cherished son of Rena Derricott, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital Friday May 27, 2016, at the age of 64.
Brent is also survived by his children Erin (Mark), Liisa (Corey), Clayton (Erica), Kristi (Matthew), Michael (Brittany), and Matthew (Nicole); 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and his siblings Deborah (Rick), and Rick (Carolyn).
Brent was predeceased by his father, Elmer Derricott.
Brent was born in Lethbridge on Dec. 6, 1951. Brent spent his youth in Fort Macleod. He was called to serve a mission for the LDS church in the Helsinki, Finland mission and became fluent in the difficult Finnish language.
An avid athlete, Brent was an integral part in growing Little League baseball in Fort Macleod. He enjoyed umpiring for many years, highlighted by a trip to the Little League World Series.
Brent followed in his father’s footsteps and became a journeyman carpenter; they worked on many projects together. His creativity and love of building was evident in every venture he pursued.
Brent’s love of music led to many opportunities to share his talent. He was a member of a band and entertained at many weddings and gatherings. He was a charismatic individual who made friends easily and could strike up a conversation with anyone.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 2016, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Northside chapel; 2213 6A Ave. N. Lethbridge at 1 p.m. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Orton Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Generations Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for Ray and Belle at ATB Financial Account #00623201900 Transit #792.

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