John David Parker
He Loved and Was Loved
On Saturday October 20, 2018 we said goodbye to a kind and gentle soul. He left surrounded by the love of his family. I (Kath) was lucky enough to be married to this wonderful man. He loved me through good times and bad. He loved and was so proud of our loyal sons John and Warren, amazing daughter-in-law Lisa, who kept us fed; his well loved (but noisy) grandchildren Colin (Tia), Chelsea, Tessa and Julia. He will be forever missed by his special sister-in-law Val, sister-in-law Lin (Bob) in the UK, nieces and nephews here and in the UK. His great grandson was born October 16, 2018. Sadly, John did not have time to meet him but I know they would have loved each other. His dog Buddy is confused and sad at his sudden disappearance. He spent many happy times at the Twin Willows Golf Club with the staff and friends and his special golfing partners Hilda and Bernie – thank you for your phone calls to John. He hoped to be reunited with all of his beloved dogs who went before him, listening to his favourite music by The Beatles and Dr. Hook.
I must thank the people who helped me keep him home: the palliative home care nurses, especially Danessa plus Rhonda and Ali. Thank you Dr. Fung for your home visits, long-time family physician Dr. Bialczac and the staff at Palisades Medical Clinic who were so kind to John. I couldn’t have managed without these wonderful people and our close and lovely family. He prearranged his funeral with cremation, no viewing, no service and no mourning (the last wish is impossible to keep).
In memory of John, please do something kind for someone in need.
My heart goes out to other grieving families who have lost their loved ones. For the first time, I can honestly say I know how you feel. I will love and miss John forever. Goodnight Sweetheart.