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STYGER: Thomas Derrick (Dick)

STYGER: Thomas Derrick (Dick)

January 7, 1961 – September 13, 2020

Passed gently and peacefully with family by his side at Juravinski Hospital after a brief  illness. Predeceased by his parents Cora & Walter Styger and grandparents Teresa & Stanley Styger of St. Catharines. Derrick sadly leaves behind his siblings; Karen, Kevin (Ronda), Brenda, Brian(Lisa), Denise (Lloyd) & Shaun. His nephews and nieces Ryan (Marcie), Allison (Tanner),Lindsay (Roger), Melissa (Jeremy), Jason and Joshua; his great-nieces and nephews Alexa, Lucas, Harper, Asher, Nolan, Chloe and Rylee. Derrick was raised and continued to live in the North end of St. Catharines. He was fortunate to have many special people, extended family and good friends in his life, including life-long friendships from his childhood and his beloved neighbourhood. He was an avid sports fan, whether playing year round road hockey starting from his youngest days, pick-up hockey at Haig Bowl, water skiing, snowmobiling and fishing up north, watching endless hockey on TV or even listening to baseball on the radio. Sports was in the fabric of who he was. In his youth his exceptional talent, which included numerous occasions of up to six goals within a single game, where often highlighted with his name and picture in the Standard, while playing for CYO Hockey. In recent years you would see Derrick cycling throughout the city and his neighbourhood, determined to improve his times while stopping by to check in on friends.  Derrick followed in his father’s and brother’s footsteps drag racing at Cayuga, Grand Ben and throughout the States. This became his passion, with first place trophies, awards and prizes part of his many racing accomplishments. He was a proud, loyal and committed employee of Haynes Dayna Canada for over twenty-two years, of Motorcade for five years and more recently Auto Parts Centres. Derrick was the centre of his family and when needed most, he had an inner strength, gentle spirit and strong moral compass.  Derrick was loved and accepted for who he was and has touched many people’s lives. He was a decent person. He was a good guy. As per Derrick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905)682 0474. There will be a gathering for family and friends at a later date. If desired, donations to Hamilton Health Sciences Juravinski Cancer Centre may be made in memory of Derrick. May Derrick Rest in Peace in the Safe and Loving Arms of those who went before Him.

5 Comments

  • Rhonda Benard (nee Rumble) Posted October 28, 2020 12:25 pm

    To the Styger family, I am terribly sorry to hear about Derrick’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen him since we were teenagers, I still remember his one-wheel cycling ability, the Parkway 1/4 Mile, and Seaway Hill tobogganing. He was indeed a good guy and may he rest in peace.

  • Sherry & Peter Van Baalen Posted October 28, 2020 5:00 pm

    so sorry for your loss, condolences to the Styger family, Derrick was a great guy and will be missed

  • Scott Sanders Posted October 29, 2020 10:28 am

    TONS of memories full of fun, laughter, and tremendous community growing up together on Parkway Drive! Dicky was always right in the middle of that…miss you already pal! Peace to the rest of my Styger friends as you grieve the loss of your brother!

    Scotty Sanders

  • tom little Posted October 29, 2020 2:01 pm

    Derrick was very dependable- both as a human being and as an employee. He will be missed by co-workers and customers alike. RIP to one of the good guys.

  • Sheila Lenaghan Posted October 29, 2020 2:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this very difficult time.
    So very sad to hear this news.
    Love and hugs from Aunt Dorothy, Sheila and Shaun Lenaghan and Families in Nova Scotia.

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