Professor Derrick S. F. Crothers
BA, MA(Oxon), PhD (QUB)
MRIA, FAPS, FInstP, FIMA, FIET, CMath, CPhys, CEng
In loving memory of Dad who passed peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Belfast, on 15th January 2021 attended by his children, Mark, Owen and Adele. Beloved husband of Eithne. Proud grandfather of Marcus, Lauren, Áine, Jean, Connie, Reuben and Jasmine. Loved brother of David and Sarah. Uncle and friend to many. Friends called him 'The Prof'.
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, Queen's University Belfast.
Former player, P.R.O., committee member and alickadoo at Belfast Harlequins RFC and North of Ireland CFC.
Balliol College, Oxford Mathematics 1960-1963.
Rainey Endowed, Magherafelt 1953-1960.
Viewing by appointment only until end of Tuesday 19th Jan at O'Kanes Funeral Home 028 9024 3129.
Private family funeral on Thursday 21st Jan at Roselawn crematorium due to Covid restrictions.
Donations in memory of Dad can be made to Alzheimer's Society c/o O'Kanes Funeral Home, 116-118 Donegall Street, BT1 2GX or online @ https://www.okanesfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices
Tributes to Dad (the Prof) can be left online at https://www.facebook.com/derrick.crothers.18
Death is only an old door
Set in a garden wall
On gentle hinges it gives, at dusk
When the thrushes call
Along the lintel are green leaves
Beyond the light lies still;
Very willing and weary feet
Go over that sill
There is nothing to trouble any heart;
Nothing to hurt at all.
Death is only a quiet door.
In an old wall.
At peace now, Dad. God bless.
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I write on behalf of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast to state our condolence for the sad loss of Prof. Crothers.
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Derrick gave a significant contribution to the education and training of generations of students within the School, leveraging his unrivaled mathematical abilities to the progress of theoretical atomic and molecular physics. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues and friends.
The School would like to pass their sympathy to Derrick's family.
Professor Mauro Paternostro Head of School of Mathematics and Physics
Monday 18 January 2021