David Kerry (18 Jul 1955 - 21 Aug 2021)

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In loving memory of David Malcolm Kerry, of Littleover, who sadly passed away on Saturday 21st August 2021, aged 66 years.

He was cared for to the end by his loving wife Debra and sons Thomas and James.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ward 302 at Derby Royal and Mesothelioma UK.

The funeral will be for close family only.

Bob Bowman donated £20 in memory of David

David was a lovely guy and great character and Gail and I were both very saddened by his passing. He will be remembered fondly by all our family.
Bob & Gail x

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Debra Kerry donated in memory of David

We miss you, we love you - you will be remembered by all who knew you, by your legacies whether physical or personal. For me, our love continues on through our sons who will continue to be my source of inspiration & pride. RIP David.

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Lynn Ashfield donated £50 in memory of David
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Lynn Ashfield wrote

My father, Peter Jeffery came in from surveying our new garden at Horsley Woodhouse and announced there was a ‘Hoon’ next door. This my rekindled my relationship with Debra, having spent our early lives in Rabown Ave. There I met David.
David and Debra, Debra and David were intertwined in our friendship, through the bumps of life, our children, they had 2 boys, we had 3 girls. They remained in Derby, we moved away. Fortunately, we are on the route to South West, we would meet every few years, catchup, chat laugh, moan and David’s dry sense of humour shone through. He was always helpful, thoughtful and kind before an observation was made, usually with a funny thrown in. His building and DIY were quips brilliant. We are all sad at learning of his passing, but our memories are strong and forever. Lynn and Mike xx.

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Offline donation: Gordon & Lynda Hill donated in memory of David
Paul & Ann Redfern donated £20 in memory of David

With fond memories of my second-cousin, and sincere condolences to Debra and the family.
Paul (& Ann) Redfern

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Andy Redfern wrote

David was my second cousin and we were very close when we were lads and did a lot together. We had some great times and many laughs. I left Derby in about 1973 and when we lived in Buckinghamshire, we all went on holiday together with Dave driving all the way to mid West France to a gite and we had a great time. Sadly, after that, not because of, we drifted apart, which I am so sorry about.
I willalways remember Dave as a fun loving friend who loved his family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing, but I know that Debra and the boys will cherish wonderful memories.
Gone but not forgotten.
RIP, friend.

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Caroline Salmon donated in memory of David

In memory of David Kerry

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Stuart Kerry donated in memory of David

In memory of my beloved brother. May you rest in peace.

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Hannah McMahon donated in memory of David

Rest in peace David x

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Samantha McKenzie donated in memory of David

Rest in peace David, taken too soon, I will always remember the help you gave so willingly both to the scouts after you retired from your own leader duties - ferrying all our kit to some far flung campsite in your van, and at home, giving much needed and appreciated help and advice on renovations before we wasted a lot of time and money, and all for the princely sum of a few bottles of decent red. You will be missed by so many. With love from all of the McKenzies and Cotters

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Offline donation: Mr & Mrs Allen donated in memory of David
Amy Griffiths donated £20 in memory of David

Sending lots of love x

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Mark & Marilyn Hoon wrote

We are sorry not to be able to attend David's funeral and provide our rememberable of David in person. Our memories of David are many, here are a few of the ones that most stand out for us and are most telling about the person David was. Mark remembers when he was just 17 going to the wedding of David and Debra; that was a long time ago! David and Debra were perfect compliments, matching each other perfectly. David was great to be around, at family gatherings he made everyone at ease, he was straight forward and kind. Later, it was massively reassuring that David was around helping his parents-in-law.
Marilyn, when she first joined the family, remembers David as the one who would talk with her when the Hoons were talking with each other. She also still thinks it remarkable that someone cannot like cheese. Simon and Evelyn remember an Uncle who was quiet and hard to read with dry humour. Later they understood the understated honour.
We all remember David as a kind person who was always helpful and thinking of others. This shows in his legacy, together with Debra, his two sons. They are both outstanding, and like their father, they are kind and caring.

We share with Debra, Thomas, James and others, the great sadness of David's passing and want to remember all the good he brought to our lives,
Mark, Marilyn, Simon, an Evelyn

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Evelyn Hoon wrote

It seems silly now, but as a kid, I was terrified of speaking with my Uncle David. At family dinners, or before leaving for shopping with Debra, I’d panic for what to say if standing next to him. As I grew older and less shy, I realised what a funny and thoughtful uncle I had. I (like everyone who knew him) only wish I’d had more time with him. He will be greatly missed by all of the Hoons.

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Jane Cork donated £10 in memory of David
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Brian and Hilary Hoon donated £50 in memory of David
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Brian and Hilary Hoon wrote

We could not have chosen a better son in law. The lovely family life you and Debra built together, also be so proud of your sons in every way. You will be missed and not forgotten by all of us in so many ways quietly around if needed.

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Barrie Ladds wrote

RIP David, you were such a lovely person with a wicked dry sense of humour. Thank you for all the jobs you did for us, we will always remember you.

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Robert Hoon donated in memory of David

Rest in Peace David

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Robert Hoon wrote

As David’s brother-in-law, I remember him and Debra meeting at the Rose Hill sports club in Littleover while Debra was in her late teens and after a few months they became more of an item and Debra seemed to be at the club more often. In the fullness of time, I was invited to go around to David’s parents’ house on Warwick Avenue and meet them and his brother Stewart.
It was easy to see that David had been brought up with their values of decency and respect for others and it is this which we will remember David for. His selfless help and caring nature are what defined him in all aspects of his life. He was a wonderful husband and father and an inspiration to many others.
I remember working with David at a kitchen fitting company in Derby when I was 16 years old and this was the first time it was clear to see that he was always happy to show you how to do a practical new skill and to carry on helping you achieve important miles stones with him at your side.
Many of his friends, customers and work colleagues have been left with the legacy of his respect for others, doing a job well and doing it to the finish whatever it took. David was always the one to volunteer for those early morning starts or the uncomfortable jobs others didn’t want to take on. From this approach he had the respect of so many and his loss will be widely felt.
David was taken from us too early and he leaves behind a huge hole, particularly for Debra, Thomas, James and Stewart. We will all miss him desperately and look back at happy times when he was part of those events and our memories of him will be strong and happy forever.
Rest in peace

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Debbie & Tony Jones donated in memory of David

Lots of love.xx

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Pastor Daina Cummings donated in memory of David

We never met David but we have prayed for him during his illness and we will continue to pray for the family that they will find comfort AND peace rest in peace David.

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Debbie & Tony Jones wrote


David was a wonderful father-in-law to our daughter, Catherine, and we shall remember him with great affection. Over the years, we noticed his many talents were masked by his modesty and humility. He saved our home from certain DIY disaster several times with his expertise and knowledge.
David was, simply, a good man. He was a man of few words but, in essence, very kind and thoughtful. He was a shining example of how to be an amazing dad. His love for and his dedication to his family shone like bright lights in a dark world where family relationships can be stormy and fractured. Hence, he leaves an incredible legacy for his sons, Thomas and James.
One of our fondest memories of David was at a Kerry Christmas when he was on wine waiter duty. The house was full of people and David was effortlessly comical. That lovely, warm memory will stay with us, always.
David’s passing leaves a gaping hole for those who knew and loved him but it has been such a privilege to have known him.
Much love Debbie, Tony & family.

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Samantha John donated in memory of David

For David, a one of a kind guy who will be missed by everyone who knew him. Thank you for everything you did for me. Sam x

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Cat Kerry wrote


What a privilege it is to have had David as a father in law. The most modest, quiet man, who adored his family. He shared so many hobbies and talents with Thomas. Always enjoying sport together and transforming our home room by room. I always remember him making a draw in the freezer of “funny food”
for Cat because she doesn’t eat meat. He enjoyed telling me and Debra to go in another room to talk loudly. Something we do a lot. David shines through Thomas and raised the most compassionate and caring sons.
He will be so dearly missed but I am
so blessed so have known him.
All my love Cat xxx

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Elizabeth Hoon wrote

David showed us how to be a wonderful dad, supportive partner and kind member of the family. He never needed to be the centre of attention but had a keen eye for the real game, a dry sense of humour and knew what was really important. He was a very caring brother-in-law putting up with long sessions of sisters nattering about nothing and gave Chris confidence in the DIY game. We are so thankful that David was part of our lives. It’s rare that people are able to find contentment in simple things the way David was able to, and we learned a lot from him. Of course we would want to be with you all at this time but our love and thoughts are with you and we will raise a glass of red wine to David. Love from Elizabeth, Chris, Sam and Alice

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