The family of Derek Blagden announces his passing on April 12th, 2021 at the age of 87. Loved deeply by his wife of 48 years Cheryle, son Michael and Christine Blagden, and stepson Paul Huitema. Derek was kind and a gentleman by all accounts. He had a deep abiding love for God and was happiest when teaching Adult Sunday School. A private interment to take place at Nairn Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or the building a new Craigholme. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.ailsacraigfuneralhome.com.