This is a sad/nostalgic time for us. Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of Derek's death. Fortunately, we remember much more of the good times than the struggles he went through in his last years. He also left a legacy of his writing on his blog (www.penmachine.com) and many of his photographs on flickr. I maintain a guest book in memory of Derek (http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/vancouversun/guestbook.aspx?n=derek-miller&pid=150846264) where you can enter any comments you may wish to make.
For us, Derek lives on in our granddaughters Marina and L.Meredith, and daughter-in-law Airdrie. We are fortunate to have them next door.