Derek Edward "DiDi" Armstrong

12 December 1949     03 March 2019  

A man that always had something interesting to talk about. He loved cars and his family (and not in that order). We will miss you so much DiDi. From all your children, grand-children & great grand-children....

Date Of Birth 12 December 1949  

Date Of Death 03 March 2019  

First Name:
Derek Edward "DiDi"
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Place Of Birth:
Place Of Death:
Cape Town
Father's Name:
Alfred Edward Benjamin
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Mother's Name:
Martha Maria
Mother's Last Name:
Spouse Name:
Maria Magdalena
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Siblings Names:
Charles Gradwell, Jan Hendrik
Children Names:
Chantelle. Mari, Ilse, Charl & Andre

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Henry Murphy & Family

Your absence will be felt & I will miss our talks on all those interesting topics. Love you Didi....

Jo Du Plessis

Dieds coming home will never be the same again - going to miss you so much.My heart is sosore+heavy.You have always been so special to me+after my dad passed away you filled a huge gap in my heart.Love you always.


Diedie, I can't express how much I will miss you. You filled my life. All my best and worst memories have you in them - the times you looked after us and fetched us from school, teaching me to love history and to have an opinion, showing me how to change a plug and fix things, to helping me with all my art projects and exams, and consoling me in my darkest hours. The only man who told me I was beautiful and I actually believed it. You didn't like dancing but allowed me to embrace you and pull you across the kitchen floor. I love you forever.


We are going to miss you, you where our second dad and never our stepdad. Tx for all your love and caring for us so deeply.

Jessica, Valerio, Matteo & Mia

When someone calls you at 3am you know something is wrong. I knew you were gone. Before I got to say goodbye or give you a love one last time. But your soul is now free. You are reunited with your true love, our precious nannie. You are pain free for the first time in many years. I'm so glad that I had the honour of having you as a grandfather. I'm most grateful that both my kids knew their great grandfather. I love you forever.

Joey and Brian Williams U.K.

We are so sad to have heard of your passing cousin Derek..R.I.P. a nickname your mom gave you dickie bird ..yes we never got to meet each other again..condolences to his family ..gone but never forgotten..

June Parker

Derek you were always so willing to help people no matter what your cercumstances were. You were a great friend and a wonderful father to Chantel. You will be missed a lot. RIP. June.


My Dear Diedie We are greeting you goodbey as we just visited in Cape Town. One day we will see you again to give you a hug and have a chat. We going to miss just knowing you are not going to be at the next family gathering. Just know you will be missed. You are now with your love Nannie..


Derek so sorry to hear the sad news of your passing. Will miss your newsy emails and the family stories we shared. Looking back on when we were still young and all together with happy memories. With love and God Bless, Cheryl.


A willing and giving heart that which you had you gave. Thank you for you best stepdad that any daugther could wish for. You will be missed love you lots


memorial will either be this friday or saturday. will advise

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