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Memorial Created By
David Jenkins-Handy

Derek Stanley Jenkins

June 19, 1930 - March 24, 2020

I have created this memorial to celebrate the life of my Dad, Derek Stanley Jenkins. Collecting and sharing your stories and memories can provide us with a resource of great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. Love and best wishes, David

OBITUARY
Derek Stanley Jenkins was born in the middle years between the two World Wars. The world, in 1930, was still reeling from the loss of life from WW1 and the Spanish Flu. Britain was united in its constituent parts but riven by class conflict. We mostly remember the 1930s for the Great Depression. Life in London was, however, generally improving thanks to better living standards and falling prices. Unfortunately, the rise of Fascism and...  see more
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  • Rebecca Jenkins-Handy
    Rebecca Jenkins-Handy added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Derek Stanley Jenkins:
  • Rebecca Jenkins-Handy
    Derek was just about retiring when I met him. I used to listen to his tales of work, cooking breakfasts for his work colleagues being one of his favourites. I think at work, as at home, Derek saw his mission in life was to look after everyone, making...  more
  • David Jenkins-Handy
    Dad and I made several trips together, over the years, going to holiday camps on the East Anglian and South Coasts. My first recollections are travelling in our old Thames van, which always smelt slightly of exhaust fumes in the front; a leaden, heavy,...  more
  • David Jenkins-Handy
    One question that came from Doris. She was not aware that Dad's middle name is Stanley. Does anyone know why he was given this as a middle name? It is not one of the family names. Charlie, his brother, is Charles Arthur, both of which are names that...  more
  • Carol and Stephen Smith
    Carol and Stephen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Derek Stanley Jenkins:
  • Carol and Stephen Smith
    Carol and Stephen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Derek Stanley Jenkins:
  • Carol and Stephen Smith
    Carol and Stephen Smith added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Derek Stanley Jenkins:
  • David Jenkins-Handy
    DEREK IS MY UNCLE. I SAY IS BECAUSE FOR ME HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY UNCLE. HE WAS A JOKER AND LOVED PRACTICAL JOKES, NOBODY WAS SAFE BUT HIS ANTICS WERE ALWAYS GUARANTEED TO BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE EXCEPT FOR MY MUM, BARBARA. WE ALWAYS...  more
  • Carol and Stephen Smith
    Uncle Derek was such a warm and welcoming person with his larger than life stories. My Dad, Stan, enjoyed so much playing golf with Derek for many years and experienced his 'competitive streak' on many occasions. Condolences to Auntie Sylvie and Keith,...  more
  • Carol and Stephen Smith
    Carol and Stephen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Derek Stanley Jenkins:
  • Catherine Lane
    Uncle Derek was a really warm person, a real character. He always made you feel welcome & loved to share a joke. I just remember growing up was special at the Jenkins house, a real laugh & we had such great family times together. Uncle was right in the...  more
  • Mark Handy
    We only met Derek a few times so unfortunately didn't get to know him very wel. Current circumstances will make today a particularly difficult day for all Derek's family and friends. Heartfelt condolences from Mark and Tricia. Xx
  • Joanne  Claridge
    We only met Derek once but his big personality and storytelling was the highlight of the evening. With much love at this sad time. Joanne, David, Ethan and Noah xx
  • Susan Evans
    It is with great sadness but lovely memories of Derek and all the family times we had together, with all the fun and laughter he generated. He had a big personality and we will always remember him. With our love, Susan and June xx