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24 June 1947 - 10 November 2023. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Derby. He died at home on Friday, November 10.

He is survived by his wife Gaye, his four sons and 10 grandchildren.

He lived his life for others - as a husband, a father, a friend and in service to the community for 30 years in the WA Police. After a long illness, he is now at peace.

Published 14th Nov, 2023
ID: 4826248 GB: 4826248


The Funeral Service for Mr Kenneth (Ken) Derby will take place in our Chapel 131 Great Eastern Hwy, Bellevue commencing at 10:00am on THURSDAY (30.11.2023).

Cremation will take place privately at a later time.


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  • DERBY (Ken):

    A pleasure to have met Ken in the early days of our Police career. Sincerest sympathy to his family.

    Friday, 1 December 2023 Submitted online by Chris Cassidy
  • DERBY (Ken):

    Hello Gaye, I wanted to send you and all family members my sympathy on the loss of Ken. My late husband Bob (Police no 3717) had the highest regard for Ken and valued him as a friend and work mate.

    Bethell Hunt

    Thursday, 23 November 2023 Submitted online by Bethell Hunt

    Aged 76. 10.11.2023. Life will not be the same without you. You were my soulmate for 58 years. You were a proud Dad of Mark, Chris, Aaron and Bruce. Loving Father-in-law of Julie, Julie, Belinda and Joyce. Grand Poppy of Olivia, Caitlin, Lachlan, Aairyn and Cannon, Jordan, Charlotte and Chelsey, Sienna and Ben. You may be gone But never forgotten. Rest now Honey. Gaye

    Thursday, 16 November 2023 Published in The West Australian
  • DERBY KEN It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our true and loyal lifelong friend. So many happy memories of time spent together. Very special prospecting mate to Gary and Dad for so many years. All our love and heartfelt sympathy to dear Gaye, Mark, Chris, Aaron, Bruce and families. Love Gary (dec), Jill, Dianne Judy, Geoff, Trevor and families. Rest in peace Ken

    Friday, 17 November 2023 Published in The West Australian


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