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.Print This Obituary & Condolences