From 2006 until overwhelmed by illness, Derek was
the mobile tech guru for older people.
Derek passed away Tuesday 19 July 2022.
Nobody has made a greater contribution to real social and digital inclusion in this area.
Photo: 50+ Digital Drop-in, Open School East (Rose Lipman building) – December 2014.
Note (16 August 2022) from John …
A very quiet man, always ready to help with us with our phones and laptop problems.
I certainly benefited along with a great many others with his help.
Considering the bewildering problems we came up against with our gadgets, it never seemed to faze Derek, and we invariably walked away content with his solutions.
Thank you Derek for being there.
Left to right – Stephen, Trevor, Derek (December 2009) Derek with Posh Club flyer, Open School East (January 2015) Derek in action at Open School East (December 2014)