Gooding - Derek Brian Joseph of Parkhill, formerly of Woodstock passed away Thursday, January 18th at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital after succumbing to his injuries from an accident on November the 11th, 2017. Derek bravely fought to overcome the trauma of his injuries, followed by many complications. On Thursday Derek's family supported him as he peacefully took his last breath.
Cherished big brother to Jessika (Daniel) and Taylor. Derek and his sisters held a special bond. First best friend, first bad influence and always there to support when needed. Derek lived with his loving Grandma Karon after the passing of his mother Sherri Gooding (2010). Derek is also predeceased by his Grandfather Gerald Gooding (2012). Derek will be missed by his Uncle Brian (Jen), cousins Megan, Matthew and Haley and many family and friends.
Derek graduated from Woodstock Collegiate Institute in 2010 where he was greatly influenced by his teachers and classmates. Derek loved listening to music, tending to his tropical fish tank, and playing online computer games. Derek enjoyed working outdoors in landscaping and was described by those around him as friendly, warm and kind. Derek was a person who was true to himself, lived his life his way and loved the people he was close to.
A visitation will take place at M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad St., in Parkhill on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. Interment at the Parkhill Cemetery. Donations appreciated in Derek's name to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.
Derek's family would like to sincerely thank the first responders and the staff of Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and LHSC Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Unit for their incredible care and compassion given to Derek.
Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com.