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Obituaries » Derick Kivia Lwugi
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August 24, 1965 - March 10, 2019
Derick Kivia Lwugi of Calgary passed away following the crash of Ethiopian Airline’s flight EK302 bound for Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 53. Derik was the son of Mark Lwugi and Elizabeth Chumatsi Lwugi from Naliava, Kenya. Born in Baringo, Kenya on August 24, 1965 he married Gladys Kemunto Kivia on August 24, 1996. Derick, Gladys and the children resided in Nairobi, Kenya, until 2003 when Derick moved to Toronto then to Calgary to prepare a new life for his family. Finally after 3 long years of preparations and prayer, Derick welcomed his family to Calgary where they have resided since 2006. He was very involved with his church and was passionate about leading others to Jesus Christ. He belonged to various community groups and was very active within the KCA- Kenya Calgary Association. Derick had a huge heart for people and loved bringing others together for fellowship and worship. He enjoyed connecting with people and would often organize fund raisers and hospital visits. Derick had a special gift of hospitality and will be remembered for his warm smile, contagious laugh and his love of family. Derick was a very devoted, loving husband and father and spent his life loving and nurturing his family and friends. He was a hard worker, having a successful accounting career at the City Of Calgary and maintaining various part-time jobs to give his family the little extras he wanted for them. He is predeceased by his brother Sherad and sister Faith. Derick is survived by his loving family; wife Gladys; children, Angel Kivia (21 years), Prince Lwugi Kivia (19 years) and Melody Kivia (17 years) all of Calgary, Alberta, parents Mark and Elizabeth and 10 siblings. A Celebration of Derick’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at First Assembly Church, 6031 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta. Pastor Ben Johnson Officiating. In memory of Derick, if family or friends’ desire, memorial tributes may be made to www.fa.church
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