Derek Ross Barton (19 Jan 1937 - 14 Jan 2019)

Donate in memory of
DerekDementia UK

£200.00 + Gift Aid of £22.50
In partnership with

Donate in memory of
DerekMacmillan Cancer Support

£30.00 + Gift Aid of £7.50
In partnership with

Funeral Service

Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way London SE9 2NL
Date
31st Jan 2019
Time
11.45am
Funeral Director
P L Mulligan Funeral Directors, Bexleyheath

Funeral Reception

Location
Dartford Working Mens ClubEssex RoadDartford, KentDA1 2AU
Date
31st Jan 2019
Time
1pm

In loving memory of Derek Ross Barton who sadly passed away on 14th January 2019.

Born on the 19th Jan 1937 in Abbey Wood to Ivy and Charles Barton, he became the younger brother to Terry.

It was with Terry and through his (limited) time at Brook Street school that Derek formed a large group of friends, many of whom he remained close to throughout his life.

After completing National service Derek was pursuing a career as a mechanic when he met Rita Polden. Derek married Rita on 19th October 1963 and they enjoyed many very happy years together until Rita sadly passed away on 4th October 2018. He had three children, Susan, Michele and Mark who love him dearly.

Derek moved to Slade Green in the 60's, making a number of new strong friendships including forming a popular mobile DJ duo with Roger, his next door neighbour. Although Derek and Rita remained in the same house for over 50 years, the number of walls being continually knocked down and rebuilt made it seem like a new home every few years. Derek had too many talents to list but he will be especially remembered for his artistic slant, creating beautiful creations on any surface; walls, ceilings, family cars, his green fingers and his extended vocabulary after the odd glass of red or a gin fizz.

After retiring Derek took up golf and, along with Rita, fully embraced a number of activities including bowls, table tennis and snooker. Travel was also a large part of Derek and Rita's life, enjoying numerous memorable trips with family and friends.

Derek has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Thankfully we all have wonderful memories of a wonderful, fun loving and intelligent man.

Denise Tuck polden wrote

Derek remembering a wonderful brother in law love George xx

Uncle Derek remembering a wonderful times we had with you and auntie Rita will miss you love Denise and Ray and Paulxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Roger and Ursula Bates donated £30 in memory of Derek
Add a Donation
Sharon Busuttil donated £20 in memory of Derek
Add a Donation
Karen Young donated £30 in memory of Derek

Rest in peace Derek. All our love, Karen, Scott & girls xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Anita Leach donated £30 in memory of Derek

Fond memories of a dear friend. Thanks for all the wonderful times we have spent together. All our love Anita & Vic xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Debbie Jackie and Lee Polden donated £60 in memory of Derek

We all loved you and will miss you very much. From years ago when we were little enjoying holidays in Cornwall to the years when we were teenagers being teased with our partners and from then on the happy family times we'll always remember. God Bless from Debbie and Mark, Jackie and David, Lee and Jo xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Suzanne & Duncan Adams donated £30 in memory of Derek

I don't really have any words that can express how sorry we are at Derek passing. But I have lots of fun memories that I have forever. xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Sylvia, Carol and Jean Martyn wrote

Derek was a lovely, cheeky chap who will be missed. Bless you, Derek. Love from Sylvia, Carol and Jean x

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Sylvia, Carol and Jean Martyn donated £30 in memory of Derek

Derek was a lovely, cheeky chap who will be missed. Bless you, Derek. Love from Sylvia, Carol and Jean x

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Rebecca Salter wrote

To a very special Great Grandad.
We may have known you for just a short while but with us your memories will forever be spoken.
Love you always 'Grandad Tortoise'.
Harrison, Bobby & Eadie xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Rebecca Salter wrote

I'll forever be thankful I got to call you Grandad. You was everything a Grandad should be! You will be so missed. But never, ever forgotten. Hold nanny's hand tight for me.
'This is not goodbye, simply until we meet again'.
Love you always and forever,
Rebecca
xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Zoe Woledge lit a candle
Zoe Woledge posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Zoe Woledge posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Zoe Woledge wrote

Rip grandad will always remember your laugh and your smile you always used to say life is to short make the most of it I will always follow your saying it’s your time to rest now grandad your pain is free now be with your cheerleader Nan I hope yous two are happy that yous together we will miss you but we will always remember the memories of yous and the family we won’t forgot them because the mementos will be in our heart love you grandad ❤️💋

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Michele Weller wrote

Dear Derek you may have left a hole in everyone's heart but your lovely smile will never be forgotten.A loving family man who lived life to the fullest & thankyou for letting me be a part of your wonderful family who are a credit to you.Spread your wings & fly high cos Rita is waiting for you to put the kettle on.Goodnight & God bless Derek (pops) xx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Michele Weller lit a candle
Michele Barton-Mcintosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton-Mcintosh wrote

Dad, we are greatful for all the laughter and happy memories you have brought us over the years. We will miss you so much! Rest in peace, you will always be in our hearts. Love Michele, Steve and Millie xxxxxxxx❤️

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Mark Barton posted a picture
Comment on this image
Mark Barton posted a picture
Comment on this image
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse

Comments

  • ❤️

    Posted by Zoe on 20/01/2019 Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Michele Barton - McIntosh posted a picture
Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Powered by Funeral Guide Contact Funeral Guide