It is with sadness that we announce the death of Derek Andrews.
Derek passed away at his home on Monday 20 August 2018, following a fall.
He was best known for his unswerving support of his late wife, Yvonne, who devoted over thirty years of service to Bridge in Warwickshire; was a Life Member of the County, and a Dimmie Fleming Award Winner. Derek, with Yvonne, were dedicated supporters of local events long after Yvonne retired from Office, attending almost every event in the Warwickshire calendar.
Following Yvonne’s death in 2016, it was clear to those who knew Derek well, that the loss of his wife and bridge partner was profound, and left a huge chasm in his life. Even so, Derek continued to support the West Midlands E team in Division 3/4 of the Warwickshire league.
Derek continued to play bridge and made some new friends. He was a very thoughtful player, and was always happy to help others through the medium of giving regular lessons. He greatly missed being across the table from, and at times sparring with, Yvonne – even when he was in trouble – but now, taking his seat opposite his beloved Yvonne at the Eternal Bridge Table, their bridge will finally be in perfect harmony with each other for all eternity.
Our sincere condolences go to Derek’s family and friends.
Derek’s funeral will take place at 10.00am on Friday 14 September 2018 at
Robin Hood Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3NL
and afterwards at West Midlands Bridge Club.
Flowers may be sent to the Co-Op Funeral Directors
228 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AG, Tel: 0121 733 1644