In loving memory of Derrick James Pratley who sadly passed away on 23rd February 2019. Born on 02 January 1931, Derrick's early life was tough. His father passed away when he was 9 years old, leaving his mother to raise 6 children during World War 2. Despite suffering serious illness as a child, with his parents at one point being told that Derrick was not expected to live, he overcame the odds and went on to lead a happy and healthy life right up until his final years.
A loving husband to Patrica, father to Kevin and Martin, and doting granddad to Katie, Derrick was a family man who brought a smile to all who knew him.