Derrick Desplace

Service for Derrick Desplace

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  • Martine

    Dearest Aunty Dottie, Carmen, Vaughan, Bernice and Brenda and extended families, sincere condolences to you all for the loss of your dear Husband and Father. I pray God’s gives you strength, courage, comfort and peace knowing he is no longer suffering. Sorry I couldn’t be present at the funeral but I will certainly join you all on-line. Sending love and hugs❤️
    Martine Udemans

  • Sybil Firmstone

    To the Desplace family
    The Crowie family have been part of you’ll life
    For the past 50 years or so
    Uncle Derrick a true gentleman who was adored
    by many
    Aunty Dot and him were a second Mum and Dad to us
    So blessed to have grown up in front of them
    Rest in peace Uncle D
    Bernie waiting with open arms to welcome you

  • Theres Pottier

    To our beautiful family aunty Dot, cousins Carmenita,Vaughan,Bernice,Brenda and extended family. Our hearts are with you and our prayers all the way from South Africa. Uncle Derrick was truly a legend, and he will be sorely missed. We treasure the memories of times spent with him, and the photos we have to look at for years to come. Sending our love

    • Denise Ryam

      To To dearest Aunty Dorothy, Carmenita, Vaughan,Bernice,Brenda and your respective families, our heartfelt and sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your beloved husband,father,grandfather abd great grandfather. Gods richest blessings,love and comfort to you all during this sad time.We wish we could join you all in person however we will definitely do so via lifestream.With all our love and more Gary and Denise Ryan and Famile.Rest in perfect peace Mr Desplace.

  • Reaz Moorad

    Dearest Desplace family, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies for your loss. Derrick was an icon in South African Soccer and he will never be forgotten. I will never forget meeting Derrick for the first time to conduct an interview on his soccer career and he had brought with him newspaper cuttings of my own achievements in soccer and was really proud of me. That showed what a selfless, humble and sincere person he was. Rest in eternal peace Mr D – Up the Breeze ….

    • Peter Govender

      To the Desplace families and friends especially dot and Brenda may our brother Derrick soul continue to rest in peace and may the lord grant the family and friends comfort and solace during these sad moments, derrick a very humble sportsman excelling especially in soccer, an ambassador for non racial sports, role model, legend of note, I was a ball boy whilst Derrick played for Berea during the sasl days, I was fortunate even after signing professional for Berea in 1969 under uncle George Bailey, the name Derrick Desplace was regularly mentioned, I was also fortunate to have exchanged our golf shirts during the international soccer tournament hosted by the sa federation soccer legends at curries fountain in 2011, go well my breeze brother you ran your race and you finished it it’s now time to retire and rest in Jesus name,looking forward to watching the funeral formalities via live stream, love from Molly and Peter g Berea fc

  • Sharon Goodwin

    Sincere condolences to the Desplace family… A true gentleman of note. May Derrick Rest in Peace

  • Dawn Ally

    Sincere condolences to the Desplace family… our thoughts and prayers are with you and family

    • Clarence and Brenda Murray and All iFamily in Cape Town Town

      Sincerest condolences to Dotty and All the family in Brisbane on the passing of a True Humble gentleman husband. Father. Grandfather and great grandfather. A Sports legend abd Icon. We gave lost a one of a kind. Gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace our friend.

  • Brenda Swanby Maclou

    Our Sincerest Condolences to Dearest Dottie & Family. Jenny,Basil, the late Bunty & myself never forgot the warm Greetings you Derrick & your Family gave us in your Home ❤️

  • Sandy Alexander

    Our deepest condolences to the Desplace Family.
    Kind regards
    Ashley and Sandy Alexander

  • Colleen Smerdon

    A loss that can never be compared. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be joining in the service. Love from Bevin and l.RIP My Favorite Uncle of all time.

  • Marshe Sutton

    Sending all my love and strength to the Desplace family, my deepest sympathies are with you all.
    May you rest in peace Uncle Derrick.
    Kind regards,
    Aaron and Marshe

  • Charmaine

    Our Sincerest Cindolences to Aunt Dot all the family on the passing of Uncle Derek
    May he Rest in Peace.

    • Carmelita

      Heartfelt condolences to Aunty Dorothy and all the family. Fond memories of special times spent with Uncle Derrick and Aunty Dorothy. God’s strength and comfort to you all. May he rest in eternal peace. Lloyd & Carmelita

  • Teressa Everton

    Deepest condolences to the whole family and friends. Wishing you all lots of loving support and blessings in this difficult time. Sending you all love and strength in our prayers.

  • Julie Bouchier

    Dearest Dottie & Family please accept our Deepest Condolences on the passing of Dearest Derrick,a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Family member & Friend. Derrick was an Excellent Sportsman & an admirable Gentleman of great Respect. Memories of Derrick’s Soccer skills was a highlight of our time at Curries Fountain & when Dottie & Derrick visited Dorothy & Bernie in Lansdell Avenue. Blessed memories of a truly Wonderful Gentleman.
    Love Julie, Keith & Chantal & Families

  • Fazel Hassiem

    Our sincere condolences to the Desplace family. I first met your Dad when I was 16 years old as a young aspiring cricket player. He gave his selfless and kind time, coaching, guidance and encouragement to me and our cricket team at Parkhill High School. Beyond his achievements as a sportsman was his sense of humanity, his commitment to his family and his community. We are truly grateful for his contribution to our lives and may he now rest in peace. Ameen.

    Fazel Hassiem

  • Auriol Weir

    Condolences to all family May God strengthen u all at this trying time.

  • Julie Bouchier

    To Barbara & Family please accept our Sincere Condolences on the passing of your Dear Brother, Uncle & Family Member Member, Our thoughts & Prayers are with all of you. Memories of Derrick are embedded in all our Hearts & Memories, He was a respectful & Humble Gentleman, whoever met Derrick was graced with His smile & kind words. His Soccer Skills impressed our Family & all the Young people growing up in Durban, especially in Lansdell Avenue & the Berea area.RIP DEAR DERRICK. Julie Bouchier & Family & the Nabbie Family ❤ ♥

  • Ashley Raizenberg

    Codolences to Dottie and the Desplace family of the loss of a good man and a Gentleman RIP Champion from my Uncle Errol Dunn Aunt Shirley Ashley and Brenda God Bless

  • Joy Otto

    What a beautiful service.Rest in Eternal Peace Derrick.

  • Carol Reynolds and family. Durban South Africa

    Dearest Desplace family. Our sincerest condolences to all on the loss of uncle Derrick. A gentle giant gone too soon. Rest in peace for now and know that soon you will open your eyes and live a life without pain, sickness or death. You will be in paradise along with many other loved ones. To Bernice and the Desplace family may God give you strength and comfort to get through this difficult time. What a beautiful send off for a true gentleman who always put his family first. Love you all.

  • Zarina Hassiem

    My deepest condolences to the Desplace family, extended families and friends. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories. A beautiful service for a truly humble gentleman, uncle Derrick. Rest in eternal peace ❤️

  • David Barron

    My dearest Bernice , Carmenita, and all your beautiful families thank you for your kind thoughts on letting me share in your dearest dad’s funeral online. What an amazing and wonderful person he was and to achieve so much through his life. I was with you all the way in my thoughts, through a beautiful service. God bless your all.

  • Michelle Donjeany

    To the Desplace family, our sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time. May Mr Desplace rest peacefully!
    Michelle and Brian Donjeany


    Dearest Desplace family our sincere condolences on the passing of uncle Derrick. He left an awesome legacy judging by the love shared by the people present at his going home ceremony and the tributes in his honor. A true testament to a humble kind and honorable family man. He will never be forgotten by the beautiful memories he has left behind. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Aunty Dotty be assured of always being surrounded by his loving presence. Mom will be sure to welcome him into his eternal home.. Love and blessings from South Africa; Sharon Kyle Zoë and Zarah-Lei Anthoney(Rich)

  • Jeanette Van Tonder ( Canal)

    Hi condolences to the family may Derrick’s soul R.I.P

  • Peter Brecker

    Condolences to all . Just be strong and keep your faith and trust. I know it’s going to be hard but now his soul is RIP.️

  • Domnic and Sharon Lacour

    To the Desplace Family
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family for the loss of your father. It’s hard to say goodbye and even harder when it’s to someone like your dad. He was such a humble caring soul. Will be sorely missed
    May his soul Rest In Peace

  • Elsa Dunn

    Dearest Aunty Dorothy, Carmen and family I am so sorry to hear Uncle Derrick has passed this world and moved into another realm. I always thought of him with warmth, kindness and gentleness, qualities he possessed in bucket loads. My Dad really valued and appreciated his friendship and connection with the best goalie he knew and I know he too is heartbroken. My prayers, hugs and love I send to you all as you come together to celebrate his life. Look after yourselves and each other. Love, love, love. Elsa

  • Paddy singh

    Well Derek you certainly touched so many people I remember when staying in old Dutch rd an you playing for Berea our team
    Then on tills crescent I saw you with ole Aggie
    Nd you asked me if i could show you a few pointers in cricket
    Well Derek you were a fast learner
    You joined us in Marban an then natal
    Mate it’s been an absolutely pleasure to have known you an the family
    Best wishes to all an for sure they will remain strong because of your legacy
    As you said

  • June Carelse

    Dear Dotty and family I’m so sorry to hear about Derek.Please accept my sincere condolences for you and the family.I know how you’re all very close.I miss not seeing you all.Im sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral but have seen you all in the video.God Blessyou all What a beautiful service