and enjoyed music from the songs of musicals to jazz. He was a regular worshipper at St Helen's and supported its social events.
He said: "He dealt with so much stuff in his life. He went Nike Kobe 10 High Top
Steve said: "Dad's vision started getting more and more peripheral and he was worried he would get something wrong at work.
A DERBYSHIRE pharmacist who lost his sight, his daughter and his career in the space of three years has been described as an "indomitable spirit" by his son.
"He knew he was going blind so he taught himself Braille.
blind, lost his daughter overnight after she woke up with a headache, he had to have tin knees. He couldn't be a blind pharmacist, that would be fatal! But he came out the other side with his head held high."
Derek Hill, who died at the age of 84 within a month of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, set up the chemist business in 1965 in Etwall, where he worked until he lost his sight.
walking in the Peak District.
He said: "He was pretty much given the all clear but then in January he was taken quite ill and was riddled with secondary cancer.
"There's a massive shortage of Braille teachers and when the council ran out of funding he started teaching at the Finger Touch Hyperlive Sale Braille club in Swadlincote."
Steve said his father, who passed away on January 20, was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before Christmas.
Derbyshire pharmacist Derek Hill turned to teaching Braille after losing his sight
"My mother has received 200 sympathy cards, some from some quite young people who are now in education because my dad taught them how to read Braille."
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In his younger years, Mr Hill was keen on sports and played cricket and tennis for Etwall, played golf for the Derby County Pharmaceutical team and enjoyed badminton, bowls and Nike Hyperdunk Red And White
Mr Hill also gave presentations to WIs under the title "Losing sight but not losing independence".
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