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PARKER, Ian MacLachlan

September 18, 1928 – January 26, 2013

Ian M. Parker passed away at 84 years of age on January 26, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Ian was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan and earned an engineering degree from the University of Manitoba in 1953 before moving to Edmonton, where he met his future wife Joan. He had a successful career in the oil and gas industry beginning with Imperial Oil, then Canadian Superior and retiring from Mobil Oil in Calgary, where he led a long happy life, often visiting Arizona in winter, with his wife, Joan.

Ian was endlessly proud of his family and his friendliness, tireless energy and positive nature made him well liked by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife Joan and will be lovingly remembered by his children, Susan (Fons) of St. Albert, Steven (Leslie) of Hong Kong, Robert (Mary) of Calgary and Janice (Tom) of Calgary and the ten grandchildren who brought him so much joy: Michael, Jennifer, Alexandra, Sabrina, Harper, Thomas, Brandon, Ian, Sam and Christopher. He is also survived by his sisters Jeanne Garland and Rae Parker of Edmonton and brother Glenn Parker of Calgary. Ian was predeceased by his brother Don Parker of Regina.

A Private Family Service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ian 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.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I am out of the country this weekend. My fondest memory of Uncle Ian is in Penticton each summer taking the load off the other parents by taking all the “Kids” for ice cream. He always had a gentle soul.
    Mark

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  2. Cam and Nancy Dafoe :

    Our condolences on the passing of Uncle Ian. We carry strong memories of his laugh, his boundless energy and his keen interest in everyone he met.

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  3. Vic Bohonos & Ann Richardson :

    We are so sorry for this loss by family and everyone that knew Ian. Although I did not work with Ian, I really enjoyed visiting with him at industry functions and at Mocana Christmas functions. He will be truly missed.

    Vic and Ann

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  4. Kimberly Brenner :

    Mr. Parker had been a member of the Edmonton Petroleum Club for 34 years and served as the Club’s President from 1984 – 1985. He will be forever remembered at the Club, as an “upstanding gentleman” and his Presidential photo still hangs in our “Hall of Presidents”. On behalf of the Board of Governors, Management and Employees of the Edmonton Petroleum Club, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Ian Parker.
    Sincerely, Kimberly Brenner
    Marketing & Membership Manager, Edmonton Petroleum Club

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  5. Bud and Betty Lou Purkiss :

    Dear Joan and Family, Our sympathy on your loss of Ian. We knew Ian as a very friendly and outgoing person. Our “coffee” group will not be the same without him. During our round table discussions his love and pride for you and all his and your family was always evident. We will miss his warm smile and genuine manner.

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  6. Georgia (Straub) Jacques :

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. May your many fond memories sustain you now and into the future.
    Georgia

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  7. Clifford Kippen :

    Over the years that I knew Ian both on the job and as a close friend I always respected his good nature and his concerns about our families and other co-workers. These atributes will never be forgotten. I will always remember him for that. My condolences to all his family
    Olive Cliff Kippen

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  8. Jean Welling Katayama and family :

    I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Parker for many years. He was full of energy, always inquiring about others’ welfare and willing to help others whenever he could. I remember, with much appreciation, cold and very snowy days during a bus strike in Edmonton when he went out of his way to pick me up (others too- a full carload of Susan’s friends) at our homes and drive us across the city to the U of A so we could attend classes. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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  9. Dalton Siebrasse :

    Marg & I were very sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. We have many fond memmories of Ian and always looked forward to visiting with him at the various social functions we attended. I will always remember him as a great co-worker and friend. He left us far to soon.

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  10. Sharon Polachek :

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. Although I never had the priviledge of meeting Mr. Parker personally I always heard his daughter-in-law Leslie speak highly of him. No loss is easy to bear but keep your strength in the Lord and remember all the joyful times you have all had together. God Bless you all.

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  11. Herb and Ellen Swanston :

    Joan & family
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    We will always remember Ian as a kind and sincere person who was always interested in the families of those he knew and the work they were involved with.

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  12. Don and Mavis Mawdsley :

    We were very sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. We always remember his hearty laugh, enthusiasm, and engaging smile. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  13. Ian – rest well, old friend.

    Mrs. Parker and family: I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

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