Derek Edmund John Root (4 Apr 1932 - 27 Feb 2019)

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Funeral Service

Location
St Paul's Church Church Hill, Winchmore Hill London N21 1JA
Date
22nd Mar 2019
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
Harold White Funeral Directors, South Chingford

Cremation Details

Location
Enfield CrematoriumGreat Cambridge RoadLondonEN1 4DS
Date
22nd Mar 2019
Time
1.30pm

Funeral Reception

Location
Halsey Masonic HallTurners Hill, CheshuntWaltham CrossEN8 8NJ
Date
22nd Mar 2019
Time
3pm

In loving memory of Derek Edmund John Root who sadly passed away on 27th February 2019

A Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great Grandfather. Deeply Missed & Greatly Loved.

The Family Request DONATIONS ONLY IN MEMORY OF DEREK. Please note that these can be done via this page, where an extra 25% gift aid will be applicable, or they can be done by way of cheque/cash at the crematorium on the day although the gift aid facility will not be applicable.

The Service in St. Paul's Church is STRICTLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY and the Full Service will take place at Enfield Crematorium.

Shirley Cole wrote

In loving memory of my brother-in -law Derek and Uncle to Jackie and Sharon. A kind and gentle man who always showed an interest in the family.
He will be sadly missed by us all, and our heartfelt condolences go to Gladys and all the family, thinking of you always xxx

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Shirley Cole donated £52.50 in memory of Derek
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Robert Mercer donated £52.50 in memory of Derek

In memory of my cousin, sadly taken from us by heart attack. Deeply missed by all who knew him.

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Jon Whitby donated £52.50 in memory of Derek

We were so sorry to hear of Derek’s passing - he was our company and personal accountant for in excess of 60 years and we are thankful for all his assistance. He was a truly professional gentleman.
Rex, Mary and Jon Whitby
Whitby Tool & Engineering

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Penny Staines donated £21 in memory of Derek

In memory of a very special man

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Pamela Root donated £100 in memory of Derek

Rest in peace

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Graham Root donated £50 in memory of Derek
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Des Griffiths donated in memory of Derek

As a novice starting out we were very lucky to have met Derek when he kindly agreed to take on our company accounts. Just starting out he kindly helped to point us in the right direction, for which our family are truly grateful.

Gladys and family we hope that the happy memories of Derek will help to provide comfort.

With deepest sympathy
Des and Jane, Lewis and Callum
Denis and Molly French.

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Susan Beard wrote

We didn’t know Derek very well but we knew of his love for Arsenal and for his family. We heard of the happy family times and gatherings where Derek enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren. This has been told to us over the years by Karen, Pete, Matt & Ritchie - they loved and respected Derek and will miss him very much.
We wish to send our condolences to Gladys and all the family.
RIP Derek.

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Nellie Crittenden donated £50 in memory of Derek
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chris Shellard donated £105 in memory of Derek

Derek was a patient and supportive person who provided sound advice on tax and other matters. We will miss his good humour and banter about football.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with Gladys and the family.
Chris and julie

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Tom Cunningham wrote

We were so sorry to hear of your sad loss of Derek.Our thoughts are with you.

Tom and Anne Cunningham

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Matt Heslop wrote

Easiest sentence I’ve ever had to write; I couldn’t have asked for a better grandad.

RIP x

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Neal Simons wrote

I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Root’s passing and can only send along my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this time.

He was someone I respected entirely and his always considerate advice and kind friendship will sorely be missed. Wether it be making time to pick me up from the train station when I travelled up from Hampshire or his more recent visits during his yearly travels to the Devon coast, it was always his generosity, experienced advice and thoughtful friendship that gave me great confidence to keep pushing my small business forward.

Rest in peace Mr. Root.

Sincerely,

Neal Simons

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Pauline Kirby wrote

Derek Root has been in my life for over 50 years. He was my father's accountant (when he must have been a young qualified accountant) and then looked after my mother's affairs after which he kindly agreed to take me on! As many people have already mentioned, he was a true gentleman and extremely patient with those of us not always very tidy with our books. I thought he was going to go on for ever and both I and my family, who also knew him, send our sincere condolences to his family. He will be so missed by us all.

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Brian Edmonds wrote

I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague Derek. I have known Derek since 1984 and as a fellow accountant I was always able to turn to him for advice, professional or otherwise, and always received wise counsel. He was always the perfect gentleman, sincere and genuine, and a dedicated professional. He was also the perfect family man and my thoughts are with his family at this time. Thank you for your help, support and friendship over the years Derek, I will miss you.

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Karen Markwell donated £45 in memory of Derek

Such a sadness that this donation is being made in the memory of a fine gentle man and a gentleman that was Derek Root who passed away recently.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gladys and the family.

RIP, Derek.

Karen, Chloe & Shane
in Kent

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Nick Wilson wrote

Going to miss you, Derek; I've no idea who's going to keep me on the straight and narrow now! Your counsel was always gratefully received and I had great respect for you as a professional and as a gentleman.

We somehow knew that you were never going to actually retire until that decision was taken from you!

Our thoughts are now with Gladys and your children.

RIP, Derek.

Nicky and Bernie

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Suzanne Perrin donated £20 in memory of Derek

With fond memories of Derek Root, his hard work and kind nature, sadly missed.

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Nick Wilson donated £105 in memory of Derek

Such a shock to hear about Derek's passing. My wife and I have known Derek and Gladys for many, many years, so our thoughts and best wishes are now with Gladys and the children.

Derek was an old-school gentleman, who didn't suffer fools gladly and I will miss that straight-to-the-point manner of his.

I think I always knew he was never going to actually retire, being the workaholic that he was.

My wife and I will miss him dearly.

RIP, Derek, now that you have finally 'retired'.

Nick

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susan reed donated in memory of Derek

Derek, who I always called 'Mr Root', was my accountant from the late 1980's when I started work. He was a great gentleman, diligent and helpful and endlessly tolerant of my chaotic paperwork. I will miss his professional help greatly, and his gentle humour and kind converation even more. Condolences to all the family.

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Slater Perry Christmas Dinner December 2012 - happy memories of our annual Christmas Dinner at Puntos. The office is a different place without Derek, he will be very sadly missed. Our deepest condolences to Glad & the family, Andrea, Becky & James x

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