Derek Watson McVicar

With heavy hearts, the family of Derek Watson McVicar announce his unexpected passing on Monday, January 30, 2023. Born June 11, 1974 in St. Stephen, NB, he was a son of the late Bernard Watson McVicar and Constance Jean (Cooke) McVicar.

Derek was enlisted with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry until he retired- a way of life he embraced and loved. He enjoyed spending his spare time fishing, especially deep sea fishing at any opportunity he had, and hunting. He especially loved spending time with his dog, Max and in companionship with his friends and family. He will forever be remembered for brightening a room with his big laugh, bringing a smile to those around him.

Derek is survived by his son, Dawson Hatt; sisters, Kerri McVicar (Damien Gibson) and Amanda McVicar; brother, Terrence McVicar; nephews: Jamal Ali, Rasheed Ali, Jabreel Ali, Zadaja McVicar, Tristan McVicar, and Dustin Godin-McVicar; nieces: Amina Ali, Fatimah Ali, Khadeejah Ali, Kaitlin Compeau, and Ayanna McVicar; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and life-long friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Darian McVicar.

Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424), where visitation will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. A Legion Tribute Service will take place during the evening visitation at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 2 pm from Brenan’s Chapel. A graveside service will take place at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Please place online condolences and remembrances at