John Frederick Parkes
September 30, 1929-June 3, 2012
On June 3rd, John left the body that could no longer sustain the energetic man that he had always been. With the ever present love of his wife, children and grandchildren he left us with our blessings to continue to pursue new experiences.
John was predeceased by his brother Harold and sisters Gladys, Alice and Ivy. He is survived by his wife Olive, siblings Alec and Jean, children David (Jenny), Valerie (Bill), Joanne and his grandchildren Laura, Sarah, Theresa, John and Tristin.
John and Olive came to Canada from England in 1953 and lived in Victoria until 1991 when they retired to Campbell River, lured in large part by the Storey Creek Golf Course, where he was member for many years. John pursued many interests in his life; he loved sailing and was an avid, at times fanatical, golfer. In recent years he embraced technology and photography and he always had a project on the go. John loved life. When the music played he was the first to get up and dance.
John we will miss you, but we know you are in a place that allows you to enjoy your passion for the beauty and experiences that you embraced in your life. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Campbell River Community Centre at 401 – 11th Avenue. In lieu of flowers please donate to the lung association.
Elk Falls Crematorium
Island Funeral Services