In loving memory of Derek Webb who sadly passed away on 13th May
The funeral service was held on Friday 4th June at Mortlake Crematorium. We appreciate not everyone who would have liked to attend was able to do so – however the service was webcast live and details of how to access this recording are provided below.
Here are details of how to access the video recording of the funeral service:
WEBCAST VIA OBITUS:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Enter your Webcast Login details (top right boxes, next to the green login button) which are as follows:
- Username: wahi2445
- Password: 114714
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
For a wonderful soul who was always an example of acceptance, trust, honesty and kind-heartedness. A great friend to all of us. He was always smiling, light hearted and brought happiness to those around him.
May he rest in the blessed peace of the Divine.
Derek taken to soon, will be remembered for many things, but mostly I expect, for the beautiful force of his spirit and love. May your memories keep you strong.
We are very sorry to hear about dear Derek passing away. A great Spiritual seeker. Always ready to help others. Stayed with us in the ashram for long time practicing meditation. Till recently he came was on line in our ZOOM meditation classes. Seriously pursued spiritual path. He was dear to us.
All residents of our ashram with whom Derek was a great friend and we all convey condolences. Our prayers for his peaceful rest with The Divine. Much love and blessings from Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi. Sadhvi Ambaji has conveyed prayers and blessings.
With love and blessings,
My dear friend, soul brother Derek, I will so miss you.
You have a beautiful kind, gentle, loving, smiling soul.
May you be in peace and will always think of you. Xx
To my Uncle Derek
We are so saddened to hear of your passing and hope your resting in peace.
I am sure Nana and Grandad will be waiting for you on the other side and we promise to support and love those that are left behind .
Love Bonnie, Adam , Lucy , Jack and Minnie Gamlin
For my Beloved Big Brother Derek.
The most interesting, intelligent person I have known.
Never Black & White but a rainbow of colours in all the stars and spheres that you have crossed with your being.
It is with great sadness to realize I will never see or speak to you again.
But you will always stay with me in our shared childhood memories of growing up in a male dominated household,
the crazy, fun, mad Xmas celebrations and family gatherings at our family home in Pembroke St. Taradale. New Zealand.
The moments of times shared with our children when they were young.
The sharing of our families common gene, the passion for gardening and plants. I will always treasure the advice you gave me.
Your knowledge of the Botanical World was astounding and priceless, and for those who were lucky enough to share in it, well what a gift you have received.
When times got tough you found the strength to overcome adversity and find success to make a better life for you & your family.
You were a wonderful, devoted father.
I am so very proud of you as my brother.
Derek, with a raised glass in hand & tears I honour you.
I honour your life and all your achievements.
Your brotherly hugs though often years apart will be missed immensely as you will be.
Your loving sister,
We were so sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. We have great memories of our time spent with him on our visits to Auckland. Sending our love to all the Webb family at this sad time. May Derek Rest In Peace.
Alan & Elaine Dublin
Dear Jeremy ,Hayley Alisdair and family It is so sad and painful to lose a family member especially your father. The memories and the love that you shared with Derek will be remembered always. The loss and shock that all of you are feeling is huge. Little by little time will bring healing as you help each other find the strength for every day ahead and reflect on Dereks life of creativity. Sending our love to you all the Henshaw family NZ
To my darling Derek ,
We met on a blind date , I was 17 and u were 26 , a solo dad bringing up Jeremy . We fell in love and after a few hurdles got married . Hayley came along then Alisdair . We built a house in Napier , sold that and moved to Auckland . Brought 25 acres in whakapirau.
You had a full life with many interests .
Producer of summer Shakespeare plays, got a degree at university , qualified builder . Started trees alive , worked at the commonwealth games with Mike as a greenkeeper , travelled through India and ashrams , you played the guitar , sang and danced in a few old time music shows. U loved music . You loved art and had a go at painting . You were good at alot of things , made Beautiful out of old rimu wardrobes, you were a very spiritual person and followed many different spiritual practices . I never stopped loving u . I miss you . Always know Derek that I love our 3 children , Jeremy , Hayley and Alisdair and I will do all I can to be there for them ,Always. Rest in peace Derek , till we meet again .
To my Deke dadda
I am so sad that i wont be able to do good things with you anymore. thankyou soo much for taking me to the rugby, our walks through the national park and eating yummy food with me. i will miss you so much. forever love and hugs allegra.
Derek, Dek, Uncle Derek, my dear friend and confidant, I can’t believe that you have left us, so unexpectedly. I feel so sad and lost. I really thought we would share many more stories and world adventures for some time to come. Thank you for being such an awesome human with so much love and humility. I will miss our long conversations and many arguments about life, the universe and all. You had such a keen mind, and so full of compassion and I’m glad you managed to teach me a little bit. Thank you Derek, my dear, dear friend, I will miss you so much. Much love to you.
Although we took different paths in our lives .I will always remember you as my dear cousin
Love Maxine Liljesvan
Derek, you were truly a man for all seasons, and judging by what others say about you, this statement relates to so much more than just your amazing prowess in the garden! Although we only knew you for just over a couple of years, you always put a smile on our faces and it was always a pleasure to stop and chat. It is clear what a deeply spiritual person you are, but at the same time you had a certain steely resolve and were never a pushover. You will be sorely missed by us all, not least of which your clutch of chickens – the roosters crow ever more loudly – they miss you too. One feature we will always keep safe is your mound and the bench you built there; a place of tranquility, meditation and one to remember wonderful times.
Rest in Peace Dezza – James, Philippa, Mark, Ros, Bertie and Hector
Dad, My one of my earliest memories is of you playing the guitar to a sing along of the community farm where we lived and you looked after me as a single dad. You we pretty good on the guitar back then.
I remember many adventures from when I was young. Bush walks in Eskdale forest where you hid behind a tree and scared the living daylights out of me. Hiking in the Kaweka mountain range where you took me to my first summit, swimming in the rivers around Napier and beach holidays up the coast with you and Jo. Your love for nature and adventure was bred into me and I have made my own adventures.
I miss our Christmas’s at nana and grandads with all the family. I’d love to throw us all back in one room for a famous rowdy Webb party in every sense of the word.
I was always impressed with your music collection and spent many hours trolling through your records and tapes. To me that was a gift and I believe music is important on so many levels.
I’m proud to have helped you build the farm house, and, plant out the trees around the property. I felt your dreams and wished for them to materialise.
I am so grateful to you for moving to the UK and spending the last few years near me and Hayley. Our continued holidays over the last few years to America, Ireland, Scotland, Paris, NZ and Aus are testament to our love of the outdoors and sharing it with each other. I have been so lucky to have you close and to share some time, although never enough.
I was expecting you to be around a lot longer, and it breaks my heart I cant call you for a vid chat with Hugo or have you come stay over, and that you’ll never met your forth grandchild due in August.
Your grandchildren will know how great you were. I will share your story and wisdom with them.
When I hold my son, I feel the love you gave to me, I pass that love to him.
I Love you and miss you, you will always be in my thoughts.