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PARKER, George Ian

January 18, 1953 – Calgary, AB
December 13, 2014 – Calgary, AB

George Ian Parker, beloved husband of Carole Parker, passed away on Saturday December 13, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

Besides his loving wife Carole, Ian is survived by his brothers Jim (Carol) of Victoria and son Bradley of Calgary, Drew (Valerie), and children John and Julie of Port Moody, B.C., his best buddy and cousin Sean (Pattie Sue) Coburn of Powell River, B.C., their children Scott, Kirk (Faye) and Sandra (Matt) Russell all of Calgary. He is also survived by Carole’s children Sherri (Carl) Lambourne of Calgary and Scott (Sandy) Lambourne of Los Angeles, CA and Ian’s daughter. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Peggy (Bob) Eccleston, their children Jennifer (Alan) Sutton and Hilary Eccleston all of Calgary, his brother-in-law Rob (Leslie) Parenteau and their son Luke Parenteau all of Sylvan Lake, AB. He was predeceased by his parents Mac and Elaine Parker.

Ian graduated from SAIT as a chef and worked mainly in the food industry He retired after 25 years from a company he loved, Winpak Portion Packaging, that included a territory of half of Canada and third of the US. Ian loved golfing, curling, sailing, skiing and spending time at his winter home in Apache Junction, Arizona. Ian was hard working, compassionate, and had a great sense of humour always telling jokes to everyone he met.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (5 Street S.E. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (47 Squire Bakers Lane Markham, Ontario L3P 3G8) at http://www.canadianpulmonaryfibrosis.ca/get-involved/donate/.

In living memory of Ian Parker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. brad wallace , :

    Ian was a good friend, I think it would be appropriate to have a pint in his memory, we certainly told a lot of stories over a pint at the local watering hole.

    Take care Carole, will see you on the 27th.

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  2. Carole I was sorry to hear of Ian passing. I had the pleasure of working with him in the west. He was a great guy to work with. He had always talked about you . I am sorry we did not get to meet. Take care

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  3. Larry and Carol Pilon :

    We are so shocked and sad that Ian is gone. Carole, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family at this tragic time. We have always enjoyed our times together, with all our UCT friends, and especially Ian’s knack for telling a good story. Hugs.

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  4. Dear Carole: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, Ian. The only solace to be taken is to know that he is now in God’s loving care and free from suffering. I worked with Ian for 18 years at Winpak in Sales & Marketing and he was truly a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone and he dearly loved being with you and your friends in warm Arizona. Please extend my deepest condolences to all members of your family. Most sincerely, Diane

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  5. Laura Kuzmiski :

    Very sorry to hear this news, a little too soon I would say. Glad we all went out for pub night recently. My thoughts are with you, take good care. See you soon …

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  6. Dear Carole & Family

    Everyone at Blue Devil are so sorry for your loss, Ian was loved around the golf course and will certainly be missed. In our short time getting to know him it was evident he was such a caring person who took the time to get to know all the staff, usually by breaking the ice with a cheeky joke;)

    Our sincere sympathy
    Blue Devil Staff

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  7. It is sad to hear of Ian passing at such a young age. I had the pleasure of knowing Ian at Winpak–always the gentleman with a great sense of humor. Our thoughts are with Carole and his extended family..

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  8. To Carole, so sorry to hear about Ian. You and your family are in my prayers. Ian was always so happy and excited to talk of the great times and memories you two were making down south. I always enjoyed talking to Ian at curling and the Eagles. Take care of yourself Carole. God bless.

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  9. Andre Brunette :

    I will remember Ian as a great person in life. I started working for Consumer Glass in 1979 that became Portion Packaging and Winpak after. During those 25 years that Ian worked with Winpak I spend great moments sharing ideas and objectives with him. Everybody remembers him as the man having the biggest territory during our Sales Meeting but also the biggest heart.
    He was a proud man with a big heart.
    I will miss him.

    Andre Brunette
    Montreal
    Co-Worker
    Retired from Winpak in 2010.

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  10. My prayers and thoughts are with you Carole at this difficult time. Take care and if you need anything you know where I am.
    Hugs
    Shemin

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  11. Carole, I was so sorry to hear about Ian. My sincere sympathies to you and your family. Hugs.

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  12. Dear Carole,
    I’m deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care & God Bless. With love and hugs, Cora

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  13. Marianne Roberts :

    Carole,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you thoughts of peace and courage at this difficult time.
    Marianne

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  14. Donna and Aaron Tippe :

    Carole, we are so saddened to hear the news of Ian’s passing.
    Ian was so kind to everyone, and so much fun. Never short on jokes, he made long bus rides easy. He will be missed by all.
    May you find peace and courage along this journey.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Donna and Aaron.

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  15. Ann Richardson & Vic Bohonos :

    Dear Carole,
    Sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. We had such a lovely evening with the two of you not that long ago. Unfortunately we are both ill with a virus which is very contagious so could not attend Ian’s funeral.
    Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
    Please let us know if you need any help. You’re in our thoughts.
    Ann and Vic

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