It is with a heavy heart that I have to pass on the following message from David Darling, Derek’s Stepson. He has contacted me to say that Derek has passed away.
“Can you please pass on to the members that Derek Learmont, passed away on 11th Feb due to cancer.
There will be a service held at Mortonhall Crematorium at 1630 on 1st March then on to The Croft, Loanhead for teas. He used to love coming down twice a week to do whatever he could but was impossible over the past few years.”
Derek was a stalwart of the society for many years and his valuable contributions will be sorely missed.