Derek with his finished thesis:
This is the acknowledgement Derek wrote to go with his thesis. It melts my heart every time I read it. :)
"To my wife Jodi and our children; Brian, Andrew, Timothy, Kylie, and Philip who had to
forego many family activities because daddy had to “work on his thesis,” thank you for your love and patience. Additional thanks to friends and co-workers who continued to support and
encourage me throughout the process. Lastly, a most humble and heartfelt thank you to Dusty
Stewart and John Davidson, two of the greatest in-laws I am blessed to call family."