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In Loving




May 1966

July 2019



Derek helped start this company, as well as played a pivotal role in so many others.

He was a man that was incredibly well liked, well loved, and well traveled.  He devoted his life to social good and equality.  He saw no hurdles that couldn't be overcome, and spent his life in pursuit of love, honor and happiness.

He was a testament to the saying "any friend of yours is a friend of mine", as he would do anything for anyone, no questions asked.

Now it's our turn to give back friend.

In celebration of Derek's life, we shall honor his spirit on Tuesday July 30th 

Ceremony at St. Pat's (map below)

1001 North J St, Tacoma, WA 98043


After ceremony, head to Bellarmine School (map below)

2300 South Washington, Tacoma, WA 98443

Details about cards, flowers, and donations below maps

If you'd like to send his family a note:

Magee Birnie (Mom)


3107 28th St Court East

Tacoma, WA 98443

Margot Birnie (Sister)


8111 184th Ave East

Bonnie Lake, WA 98391

Silas & Gabe Birnie, & Suzanne McAdam (Boys)


3619 44th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Derek's last wishes were to enjoy life, and look after his twin boys.  If you'd like to make a donation towards their education, you can do so here:

Birnie Twins Education Fund:

For additional reference, here are some additional useful links:

Derek's Facebook Page:

Derek's LinkedIn Page:

Derek's Caring Bridge Page:

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to

JeffSRayner @

or anyone on his care share team

Margot, David, Andy, Maria, Jaime, Audrey, Barb, Nora, Greg, Mels, etc.

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