Derek James Laurie

Derek Laurie - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

ROCHESTER NY – October 22, 2021 at age 33. Derek is survived by his mother, Cherilynn (Steve) Burros, his father, Audie Laurie, his two children, McKenna Laurie and Camden Laurie, his grandparents, Michael and Kathleen Owens, his chosen brothers, Dave Mason and Michael Buchanan, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Many thanks to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester NY and their amazing staff for their professional and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center in Derek’s memory.

Derek’s Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626.

23 Condolences

  1. Michael Buchanan on October 25, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    I’m gonna miss you little brother, but you fought it out till the end.
    Until valhalla Maggot

  2. Jonathan Vidrine on October 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    You will be sorely missed. I’m deeply saddened by your passing. You will forever remain my Lil pain in the ass brother. Texas morns with you Cheri..❤

  3. Dyann Blum on October 25, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Sending much love and deepest condolences to Cheri, the kids and to all of the family for this heartbreaking loss. Derek and all of you will forever be in my prayers. 🙏🏻

  4. Tina Sharpe on October 25, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    What’s goooood? Gonna miss you saying that every time I pulled up. 💔

  5. Joe English on October 25, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    You will be missed Derek. May your angels keep you as your family remembers you. Godspeed

  6. Christina on October 25, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    You will never be forgotten ♡
    “Thank YOU for taking this ride with me.”

  7. Kathleen Buchanan on October 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I can remember the first day you came into my life, God you were a pain in the ass! And I loved you like you were my own. You are my son‘s best friend, brother from another mother, and it’s difficult to imagine not having you in his life anymore.
    I cannot even imagine the pain that your mother and family is going through at the moment, my heart breaks with them.
    You will never be forgotten! Rest in peace Magot – I love you, till we all meet again ❤️

  8. Derika Maxwell on October 25, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    You will be missed brother, you fought so hard and you are one tough man. I wish I had more time with you, I know you will create some noise in heaven! Ha! Rest In Peace and sending so much love. ❤️

  9. Sincerest condolences, John and Debbie Griffith on October 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Dearest Audie, So Sorry for your loss. 😢

  10. Mary mason on October 25, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Derek you could be a pain in the ass but I loved my pool boy you lucked out with my son as you picked a loyal comrad for life God speed my friend xo 🌈😢

  11. Patrick G. on October 26, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Gonna miss you a lot homie. We had some really awesome times and I will never forget those. Especially camping with the show squad!!! I hope you were reunited with friends and family up there. Fly high and I’ll see you later brother.

  12. JOHN OLIVIERI on October 26, 2021 at 7:26 am

    we are deeply sorry for the loss of this young man. Our heart goes out to all the family and my neighbor and good friend Audie

  13. Bree on October 26, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Prayers for Nicole, McKenna and Cam. He will.always be with you.

  14. Mike Carpino on October 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Sending my condolences to Derek’s family and friends. May he RIP

  15. Scott Lauria on October 27, 2021 at 3:10 am

    “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” -Emerson

    Cousin, Your light shown bright but all too brief. May you find peace with Grandma and the rest of the family.

  16. Darlene Morabito on October 27, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Audie John and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Derek fought long and hard and was an inspiration to others who struggled with that horrible disease, cancer. Condolences to you and your family. We are here for you. Much love, your Sis and Bro (Dar and John)

  17. DAVID ASHMEAD on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Audie so sorry to hear about your son, Love Ya Bro. Dave

  18. Alex Monroe on October 27, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Dearest Kathy, Mike and all the family. I am sad beyond words for the loss of Derek. I pray for all of you.

  19. Kathleen and Jim Edinger on October 28, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Audie, We are so sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. Sending you prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  20. Anthony J Trubia on October 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Brother this is not goodbye but see you latter. I will cherish the memories I shared with you. I appreciate the 20 + years of friendship I was able to experience with you. You have always been here for me and I will always and forever be greatful for that. My brother I love you 💚 and heaven definitely got an angel 😇

    Till we meet again.

  21. William A McGrath Jr on October 29, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Derek Laurie. At 33 he was much too soon to pass. My sincere prayers and condolences to his father Audie Laurie and to the family.
    Bill and Anne McGrath and the McGrath family.

  22. Coleen Rivera on November 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Cheri, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray for you and the kids every day.
    And every time I think of Derek, I remember the sound of his laughter. He was always unapologetically himself. He was a carefree, adrenaline seeking, boisterous person who took over any room he walked into. He lived his best life and we were blessed that we were part of his world. He is your angel and he’s always with you.
    Derek would want us to laugh about all.the great times and tell those stories to McKenna and Cam. And in his honor, that’s what we
    Derek, fly high and be good up there! See you on the flip side and I love you!

  23. Rob Arieno on November 4, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    This is a hard one especially finding out too late to make it to your cremation. But I will really miss you brother, all the respect in the world for fighting tooth and nail till the very last minute. I will forever value the memories we shared and good times. You will always be one of the nicest, realist dudes I have ever met!

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