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PARKINSON – George Thomas

July 25 1921 – January 9, 2010

It is with much love the family of George Thomas Parkinson announces his passing after a courageous struggle with pulmonary disease, on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the age of 88 years.

George was born in Hamiota, Manitoba on July 25, 1921 to Thomas George Parkinson and Elizabeth Lavinia Evans. He spent much of his younger years in Raymore, Saskatchewan. George joined the Air Force in WWII and served as a navigator and wireless operator. He was a member of the Ferry Command and helped transport planes across the Atlantic to the war theatre. This gave him the opportunity to travel. It was an amazing adventure for a young man from the prairies. George married Delena Irene Oviatt on February 6, 1943. Together they had four children. George was a hard worker and took his role as a father and husband very seriously. Both George and Delena gave many hours of service to family, friends, community and church. They spent the last forty-five years living in Calgary and were faithful members of the Bow Valley Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

George is predeceased by his sweetheart, Delena Irene Parkinson. He is survived by his four children Doris Wood (Clark), Leslie Walker, Howard Parkinson (Linda), and Kevin Parkinson. ‘Gramps’ was very proud of his seventeen grandchildren and his thirty-six great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly missed by each and every one of them.

Memorial Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bow Valley Chapel (2526 – 24 Ave N.W.; on the corner of Crowchild Tr. and 24 Ave. N.W.) on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through The family would like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from the extended family and friends. If desired memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of George Parkinson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Brenda Polzin :

    Leslie & Family,

    So very saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad, Granddad and Great Granddad. The greatest gift, is the love all of you shared. Precious time and memories to hold close to the heart.
    Thinking of you and sending our prayers.
    Brenda & Tim Bartel

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  2. Doreen & Randy Risdahl :

    Leslie & family,
    I always had a warm spot in my heart for your Dad. We have lots of memories of times spent at your home & the warmth that Jordan, Charla & I always felt when we were included in Christmas & other gatherings. Your Dad will be part of our cherished memories.

    I am in Victoria with Charla & new grandaughter, Soleil so will not be able to attend the memorial.
    I will be in touch as soon as I return.
    Our thoughts are with you & your family at this time.

    Doreen, Randy, Jordan & Charla

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  3. Dorothy and Sam Scarcelli :

    Leslie and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Although we only met him once we liked him. Our condolences at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lots of Love,
    Sam and Dorothy

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  4. Tom and betty Curley :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this difficult time. We remember George with fond memories as neighbors over the last 50 years, and since moving away it was always nice to see him at the NHill mall and join him for an update on the neighborhood and family. Best wishes to all of you.

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