Derek Oram – October 23, 1952 – April 19, 2018
Derek Oram was born to William and Anne Oram October 23, 1952 at Peterlee, County Durham.
Derek was predeceased by his father, William. He is lovingly remembered by his mother, Anne Oram, his wife of 25 years Catherine, his daughters Andrea (Alan), Victoria, and Jennifer & son Daniel, his brothers John (Julie), and Christopher (Karen), his father and mother-in-law Richard and Frances Needham, his brother-in-law, Peter Needham (Sofia).
Derek was an engineer with extensive experience. He worked in a variety of industries, oil, nuclear, pulp & paper, power, L.N.G. He travelled with work throughout Europe, the Middle East, North & South America, Asia and Australia. He often described his home as global. Derek will be missed by family, friends and colleagues world wide.
Derek died suddenly April 19 at Houston, Texas. His funeral service was at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bellingham, Wa. Derek is laid to rest at Ferndale, Wa.