September 6, 1950 - May 4, 2021
She was born September 6, 1950 and passed May 4, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Derna was the daughter of Jack and Olive Canning. She graduated from Hillcrest High School on the Honor Roll. She married the love of her life in January 1972, after meeting him on a blind date. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She served many callings in the LDS church. She loved going to the temple, the London Temple was one of her favorites. She worked in the insurance industry for many years, after retiring she then worked at the Maverik Center, she enjoyed many friendships during her working years. Some of her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, embroidery, ceramics, and cross-stitch. She was famous for her homemade Christmas candies; delicious pies and she made the best traditional sausage rolls. She enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting trips, her favorite place was her cabin, where she loved feeding the squirrels and watching the moose. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and supporting her grandchildren in all other activities. Making memories with each grandchild was very important for her. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Burgon and their children, Shawn (Erika), Brandon Pete (BJ), Keyli Kester, and Misti Johnson (Mark), grandchildren, McKay, Shyenne (Tanner), Brianna, Ashlee, Stetson, Brayden, Bailey, Synceer, Madison, Teysean, Dayton, and Blake, great grandchildren, Emorie, Jonah, Bentley and one on the way due in November, and her sister, Gloria Mayne (Scott). Preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Olive Canning. A viewing will be held the evening of Monday, May 10, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street, Midvale. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 11, at the Midvale 8th Ward, 8350 South Jackson Street, Midvale. There will be a viewing at 10:00 am, with the service at 11:00 am. She will be greatly missed; she touched many lives and will forever be remembered as the "Candy Lady."
She was born September 6, 1950 and passed May 4, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Derna was the daughter of Jack and Olive Canning. She graduated from Hillcrest High School on the Honor Roll. She married the love of her life in January... View Obituary & Service Information
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