Words from our president: It is hard to express how much love and respect the members of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc. had for Derek. His dedication to the family association, to our DNA research program, and to our research into the search for the parents of Deacon John Done who came to America in 1630 is unparalleled. When our DNA program proved that Derek was not in our direct line, it did not stop him from assisting the Association in our research programs, for which we were all thankful. After the DNA analysis came out I told Derek that my wife and I would adopt him into our family, and thereafter he always called me dad and I always greeted him as my son. He will always be remembered as a friend and a tireless worker, and his smiling face will be missed.
Derek Done presented papers at many Doane Family Association of America Reunions. Please visit Who was Deacon John Done? to see the many contributions he made to the search for Deacon John Done's English Ancestry.