Sgt Derrick T. Manning, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Derrick T. Manning (Ret'd) , Shell Albian Sands' Emergency Response Supervisor on 27 November 2013 in an Edmonton palliative care unit at the age of 51.
Following a career in the Canadian Forces as a Firefighter, Derrick joined Albian Sands Energy Inc. in 2002 as the Emergency Response Coordinator. He was among Shell Albian Sands' longest-serving employees and became Fire Chief in 2008. His work on improving mine rescue capabilities within the plant and mine teams was highly regarded. Derrick led Albian’s team to high honours in successive mine rescue competitions, capped off by taking first place in the 2013 provincial competition. Derrick was an exemplary leader in the protective services of his site, the industry and his community.