Our dearest husband, father and grandfather passed away quietly, painlessly and gratefully into Heaven on Monday, November 6, 2006, after an extended illness, at the age of 75 years.
George was born in Calgary on August 1, 1931 to Fredrick and Jessica Parker. He has one brother, Fred, remaining from his four siblings. At the age of seventeen, George began working in the far north and this led him to a lifelong career in the Avionics industry. He enjoyed his work and his large group of close friends until his retirement at age seventy-one. Until three weeks ago, he continued to share his expertise with others in the Avionics industry. His greatest joy was to travel with Thelma, interact with his children and grandchildren, and do his volunteer jobs at his church and with his friends at the police station.
George gave a wonderful, happy life to his loving wife Thelma who survives him. He is also survived by his five daughters, Debbie, Patti, Julie, Ruth-Ann, and Gaia; and his son Barrie. He has five granddaughters and four grandsons, all precious to him.
A Celebration of George’s good life will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Student Tuition Assistance Fund, c/o Glenmore Christian Academy, 16520 – 24 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2J 5G5. Special thanks to the three supportive friends who he called “The Old Wives’ Club” and also to Dr. Fleck’s medical team and the nurses on Unit 59 at the Rockyview General Hospital who worked so hard and compassionately to do their best for George.
In living memory of George Parker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences