Alexis Elizabeth DERBY

DERBY, Alexis Elizabeth

August 21, 1994 – November 01, 2012

It is with great sadness that Kara and Bil Derby announce the sudden passing of their only child Alexis Elizabeth Derby on Thursday November 1, 2012. Alexis was born August 21, 1994 in Nanaimo, BC. She attended North Oyster Elementary School, St. Joseph’s Elementary School and graduated in June 2012 from Ladysmith Secondary School. In September 2012 she started studies at Vancouver Island University.

Alexis was a proud member of 205 Collishaw Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron where she was the Cadet Squadron Commander holding the rank of Warrant Officer Second Class. Her cadet involvement started at the age of ten when she enrolled in Navy League Cadet Corps 65 JP Bell in Nanaimo. Her cadet participation was one of her greatest joys and a defining element in her life and personality.

Alexis is predeceased by her grandmothers Connie Derby, May 2011 and Betty Beck, February 2012. Mourning her loss along with her parents are her grandfathers, Morris Derby and Gerald Beck. Also missing her so very much, are her aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, many friends, and her fellow cadets.

Bil and Kara have been surrounded by friends and family and have found comfort in the stories and memories that have been shared by so many people whose lives were touched by Alexis.

A memorial will be held at North Oyster Elementary School, 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC on November 24, 2012. The service will start at 1:30 p.m. and guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 1:15 p.m.

Alexis was a great supporter of the community. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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