Parker, P.Eng., Edward Frederick

Parker, P.Eng., Edward Frederick

September 6th, 2015

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Parkwood Institute, London, on Sunday, September 6, 2015.  Ted was born in Portsmouth, England on January 4, 1925 and was predeceased by his parents, William and Alice, sister Vera and brother Wally (who was killed on the HMS Penelope).  Beloved husband of Marjorie for 70 years.  World’s best Dad and father-in-law to Lynda (Michael), Sandra (Gord), Mike (Donna), Mandi (Bob, predeceased), and Debbie (Mike).  Loving Grandpa to Ashley (Dylan), Adrian, Nicole (Jeff), Derek (Ashlea), Jay (Tera), Eric (Tiffany), Rob (Jackie), Erin (Shawn), Matthew (Fiona), Meghan (Chad), Andrew and Mackenzie.  Greatest Great Grandpa to Emmersyn, Parker, Arya, Brennden, Thomas, Anna, Michael Jr., Tionna, Taya, Derek, Colton, Nolan, Averie, Anna, Landon and Chloe.  Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in England and the United States.  Ted graduated from the British Naval Academy and served as an engineer in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy for 6 years.  In 1957, with his wife and 4 children, he immigrated to Canada where another daughter was born.  Ted was a hard and very conscientious worker becoming a professional engineer whilst working and schooling simultaneously and graduating from U of T.  After retiring from York University in 1984, Ted and Marjorie moved to Kelowna, B.C., where they lived for 18 years before relocating back to London, Ontario.  They had always enjoyed venturing to many countries and continued to travel in retirement as well as wintering in Arizona with many great friends.  Many thanks to Dr. Shadd, Dr. Kim and the ultimate caring nurses, volunteers and the staff associated with the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit on the 5th floor.  Your compassion, love and genuine caring ways will not be forgotten by Marjorie and family.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit or the Parkwood Institute/St. Joseph’s Centre for Cognitive Vitality Alzheimer’s Research (Dr. Michael Borrie).  

                                                         Travel was always in his blood, and now

he explores uncharted territories.

Safe Travels!


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Jim Fraser and Trish CoghlinDear Sandy, Dear Gord, Dear All: Please accept Trish's and my heartfelt sympathies on your father's passing. God Bless and we hope you and your family will find peace in your memories of all the happiness Ted created in the world.
Marion Allen, Pete, Jill and Jim & Chris AggersburyOur prayers are with you. We cherish many (but too few) memories of a wonderful uncle. Our thoughts are with you all.
Andr & Nicole JolicoeurDear Sandy & Gord I was deeply saddened by the news of your father passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Margaret (Vermeulen) Dales & CarlDear long-lost friends, so sad to read about Ted's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marjorie, Lynda, Sandra, Michael, & Mandie. Sorry Debbie my family didn't get to meet you. Both of our parents have passed away. Louis Vermeulen, 1994, Margery Vermeulen, 2005. We often speak of you Marjorie and your lovely family. It has been so long ago. But we remember all of you . Ted still looks the same, full head of hair. He was certainly a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. Take care everyone. Love, Margaret/Carl, Dales.Shirley/Widowed, Seney. Dave/Ruthanne Vermeulen.
DanseSport QubecOur sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stephen and Cherry BrittainThe Brittain family would like to express it's sadness by the news of Ted's passing. A kind hearted gentlemen to all who knew him he will be missed dearly. Stephen, Cherry ,Robin , Tim and Colin
Karen Cunningham (David's daughter)Dear Marjorie, So sorry to hear about Ted. Thinking about you and our conversations at Parkwood. May your memories of Ted stay bright and help bring you some comfort in your loss. Karen (David Cs daughter)
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