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Edward Derksen - August 11, 1942 - March 6, 2023

Ed was born on August 11, 1942, to Jacob and Susie Derksen in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

He was the second of four children: Jack, Ed, Caroline, and Susan. They grew up working in the family raspberry business. He spent many happy years playing football, basketball, and baseball. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a quick, sarcastic mind.

He was a loving husband to Dianna, a father to Greg and Kristina, and grandfather to Joseph.

He was the mainstay in our lives, a rock, a supporter, a motivator, a friend to all, gregarious and generous, always eager for a good conversation, and had a wonderful and creative mind.

International living always appealed to Ed. To him, living overseas meant South America. He was drawn to Latin America ever since his childhood trips to Mexico with his parents and siblings.

After earning his MBA at the University of Oregon, we lived in Montreal, Canada, Nassau, Bahamas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and La Paz, Bolivia before returning to Lake Oswego, Oregon.

He spent the last 20 years in Black Butte Ranch, in the home he purchased while living in Bolivia.

Ed was an entrepreneur, international investment banker, real estate agent, mentor, family man, and friend. He loved talking about world politics, economics, travel, and geography with anyone in the BBR hot tub, and his Tuesday “Wackos.” He lived a great and adventurous life.

We miss and love you always.


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