With great sadness we announce the passing of Ivan Harold Parker on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of wife and sweetheart for 54 years Mary. He is survived by his children: Jayne Muirhead (Alan), Gordon Parker (Terry), and Barbara Klatt; grandchildren; Chelsea, Kristi and Joey; brothers: Ralph Parker (Joan), Leon Parker (Mary), Gary Fales (Lorraine), and sisters: Muriel Douglas (Bob), Marion Harrison, and Vera Wesley (Paul). Ivan was an uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Vera Parker, and brother Vaughn Parker (Loretta). Ivan will be dearly missed by many family members, friends and neighbours.
Born April 11, 1934 in Hillsboro County, New Brunswick, Ivan found adventure at an early age, leaving home at 15 years he worked his way across Canada to make a new life in Nanaimo, B.C. He worked most of his life as a logger, but also enjoyed planning and building as he’d always desired to be an architect. Ivan loved horses, working outside, reading, and especially walking, often walking a minimum of five miles a day where he met and befriended many people. He found great joy in sharing a good story or joke getting great pleasure in making people smile and laugh. Ivan will always be remembered, and never forgotten with love and fondness for the many wonderful memories he created for his family and friends, he always left us with a smile.
A Memorial Celebration of Life with refreshments to follow will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Lantzville Costin Hall (across from the Legion) 7232 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville, B.C.