Posted: March 21st, 2016

Derrick 2016
~ August 12, 1987 – March 14, 2016 ~

Derrick Brandon Pedersen, much-loved son of Tracy Pedersen and the late Karsten Pedersen of Medicine Hat, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the age of 28 years. Derrick also leaves to treasure his memory one sister, Danielle (Mark) O’Brien and his nephews that he adored, Kaysen and Kashton of Medicine Hat; his grandmothers Lucy Smale of Medicine Hat, and Birthe Pedersen of Abbotsford, BC; three uncles, Tony Smale, Jan (Monica) Pedersen, and George (Darcy) Pedersen; one aunt, Susan (Larry) Pedersen; and numerous cousins and friends. Derrick was predeceased by his father, Karsten Pedersen and grandfathers Knud Pedersen and Larry Smale. Derrick was born on August 12th, 1987 in Vancouver, BC, and for the most part was raised in High Level, Alberta with his sister Danielle. Derrick was a very sensitive, caring and loving person, and was known to extend a helping hand to many others who were struggling. Derrick you are deeply loved and will be missed by so many. There will be no funeral service held at this time. A celebration of Derrick’s life will take place at a future date yet to be determined. Condolences may be sent through or, subject heading Derrick Pedersen. Donations in Derrick’s memory may be made to the SPCA of your choice. Inquiries may be directed through Saamis Funeral Chapel 403-528-2599.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell

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