Allan Fredrick DERKOCH
Allan Fredrick Derkoch better known as “Al” was born in Edmonton on April 5, 1949 to proud parents Steve and Anne. Al was the youngest of 6 children.
Al grew up in the west end of Edmonton, for elementary and junior high Al attended Winterburn School. Al attended JP high school. While in elementary school Al made friends whose friendship has endured almost 70 years.
At the age of 13 Al’s career started in the golf course business. Al started at the Edmonton Golf and Country Club cleaning clubs, and retired as the Superintendent of Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club at the age of 65 after 52 in the business.
Al’s biggest love was spending time with family and friends. Al never missed an opportunity to attend a gathering, golf game, luncheon or to sit down over a drink.
On October 11, 2022 Al passed away at the age of 73. Left to cherish his memory are his brother Moe and wife Marlene of Surrey, BC, sister-in-law Winifred of Barrhead, AB, numerous nephews and nieces, as well as many close friends and acquaintances.
Al was predeceased by his parents Steve and Anne, brothers Alex, Eugene, Lorne, sister Patricia, sister-in-law’s Loretta, and Diane and nephew Kelly.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sturgeon Golf and Country Club, 25114 Sturgeon Road, Sturgeon County.