Derek passed away peacefully on the morning of the 3rd February having lived with a leukaemia diagnosis for several years.

He was an exceptionally loving person, who was well loved and respected in return, and he will be sorely missed.

It remained his fervent hope that a cure for leukaemia could be found and his close family have set up this page to help fund research to pursue that aim in memory of him.

We respectively request that you do not send flowers but contribute here instead. Derek Blackshaw