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.


  1. Dave & Brenda Derkoch

    Service is on Wednesday October 19 @ 11:00.

    • Scot Morison

      Sorry to hear this. I worked with Al at the ECC from 1974-76. He was a great boss and a really good man. He will be missed.

      Scot Morison

  2. Sheila Chambers

    I am so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I worked at Sturgeon with him for many years. We had a lot of fun and shared many good times!! Al I can just picture you meeting Frankie and the rest of the boys on the first tee up there, of course you will be late. I can just picture you stopping to pick up every piece of paper etc on the course on your way to the tee box!! Rest in Peace my friend.
    Sheila Chambers

  3. Mardy & Alice Hodge

    Dave, Brenda and family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how special he was to all of you. Thinking of you and sending strength.

    Mardy & Alice

  4. Kendle

    Thinking of you all – fantastic pics of Allan!

  5. Sylvia Jackson

    Dave, Brenda & family,
    So sorry for your loss of Alley cat, he will be missed by so many and the memories will never be forgotten!

    Love Sylvia & John Jackson

  6. Shannon

    Dave & Family
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Allan. I recently had the opportunity to have a short visit with him at the Sturgeon Hospital. We reminisced of days long past. I shared photos from those times. It was a good visit, very glad I went. Brenda and yourself treated him well, he spoke very fondly and appreciative of your family. Sure wouldn’t have minded seeing how Jim Mc, Ron, Darryl H. aged. lol Be well.
    Shannon Kinney

  7. Dennis Dale

    I had the great pleasure to know Al for many years. He and my brother Ron were great friends from an early age. I knew him as a friend as well. With his quiet and gentle way Al was everybody’s friend. His passing is a great loss and all of his friends will miss him. Dennis Dale, Victoria, BC.

  8. Susan Derkoch

    I am so very sorry to just now hear of Al’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.


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