Tribute Image

Derek Robert Karwath

April 4th, 1990 - December 28th, 2022
Write a Tribute

It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son Derek, 32 years of Maple Ridge, B.C. He passed on Wednesday December 28th and was born in New Westminster, B.C. on April 4, 1990.

Derek is survived by his father, Robert, mother Marie and sister Leah, grandmother Louise Bailey, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Derek was a Class B Certified Gas Fitter, loved gaming, mountain biking and weight lifting. 

He will be forever remembered for his kind heart, hard work ethic and the love he had for his nephews and family. 

Derek, you are in now in the arms of the Lord, and one day we will be together again.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Derek's name to the BC Mental Health Foundation.

A private family service will be held.


Robert Karwath
July 23rd, 2023

Its been 7 months since your passing and it hasn't gotten any easier, I miss you sooo much! I wish we could have found something to help with your addiction. I just want you to know that I love you so much and that we will see each other again soon. Until then keep being your humorous self son.

Liam S
March 3rd, 2023
Tribute Image

My deepest sympathies to Derek's family.
I hadn't seen Derek in quite a while, but we used to walk to school together nearly every day. He was a great guy, and one of the funniest people I've ever met.
DK, you will be missed.
Rest in Peace.

Lisa Lynum
February 9th, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Karwath family. My heart breaks for you!

Hanna Inglis
January 15th, 2023

So sorry to hear about Derek. Such a terrible loss for our family.

Monica, Mike and family
January 7th, 2023

Sad to have heard the news of your passing. A young man with new beginnings, love, support, and so much you could have looked forward to. Hard to believe that you are gone..... may you rest in peace ♥️

Brenda Karwath & Angie McLaren
January 7th, 2023

It's so hard to let go of a life that seems to have just started. As your aunts, we would've loved to have known you better. We would've loved for you to have hung out with your cousins, Lukas and Izak. We also acknowledge that your Oma and Opa Karwath wouldve been devastated by this news, but are sure they have already welcomed you in heavan. The things that have kept us apart, may now have brought us back together as a family.
You are our nephew, and were loved. Our wish is that Leah, your mom and dad, along with extended family find strength in the coming days and years to come, and that in time we will be able to share in the wonderful life that you lived.
Love, Brenda and Angie

Kirsty Envik
January 6th, 2023
Tribute Image


You will forever be on my mind 💙
I can't believe you're gone.. It doesnt feel real..
lll always cherish the fond memories and the laughs ive had with you.
The closeness and friendship You and leah had was something very special. I've never witnessed a brother/sister bond like that. You truely were best friends.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of you is your super hilarious personality. You were the funniest person I have ever met!! I can still hear you doing the Mrs swan voice so perfectly in my head. You lit up any room you entered with your smile and cheeky personality. You were also kind, caring and very protective to the ones you loved. I could go on and on reminiscing about you. You were one of a kind Derek !

Rest in peace DK.

Love you forever 💛

Lorrie Inglis
January 6th, 2023

Even though we never really got to know each other, I am proud to call you my cousin. I want you to know that I love you unconditionally. I am sad you left so soon but I know when we do finally see each other we will catch up on all the things we missed together. Rest in Peace Derek.

Leah Karwath
January 4th, 2023

Words can not describe the pain I've felt since your passing. You were the best brother a sister could ask for. Caring, funny, outgoing, always was willing to lend an ear, protective, you were not only blood you were my best friend. Not pnly that, you were a wonderful, loving uncle to my boys Connor and Carson.
We shared so much together and unfortunately we also shared our struggles with addiction. You fought so hard to be free and my heart goes out to any family dealing with this extreme loss, hurt, and sadness over losing someone to mental illness. One thing that I do find comfort in is the fact that you no longer have to fight those demons and I know one day we will be united again. Love you little bro. Will miss you each day that passes. Until we meet again!

Write a Tribute

Please Note: Your tribute will NOT be posted until reviewed and approved by one of our staff.