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John Parker

August 7, 1945 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

John Parker, age 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Swift Current, SK on Thursday, March 31, 2022. John is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, June Parker; his son, Jason (Lesley) Parker (New Westminster, BC) and their daughters, Danielle and Emily; his daughter, Jessica (Daniel) Molina (Cambridge, ON); and by his sister, Gini (Brian) Moore (White Rock, BC) and her daughters, Wendy and Toby.

John H. Parker was born August 7, 1945 in Carleton Country, Ottawa (now part of the city of Ottawa) to Herbert & Katie (Fisher) Parker. He started working when he was 12 on a vegetable farm in Ottawa. After finishing school and at the age of 18, he moved to Banff, AB where he worked at the Banff Spring Hotel as a dishwasher and grounds keeper.

When he was 20, he moved to Whitehorse, Yukon where he worked first as a teller at the TD Bank and worked his way up to human resources. He was transferred to head office in Vancouver, BC where he worked for two years until going back to Whitehorse, where he was the branch manager. While John was in Whitehorse, he joined Jaycees — an international organization that does leadership training for young adults so they can become leaders in their communities.

John was transferred to Langley, BC where he met his wife, June, and they were married in 1981. He changed careers in 1987 and went to work with Community Futures as a general manager. This work had him involved in several communities and they settled in Swift Current in November 2004.

In his spare time, John loved golfing, fly fishing, camping, hunting, and being outdoors in general. He also loved to garden — both flowers and vegetables.

John loved his family, his community, and was devoted to his faith in the Lord.

We will miss you, Dad. You have touched many lives and lived a life worth living.

The Memorial Service for John Parker was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm from the Swift Current Funeral Home Chapel, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Paul Israelson officiating. “My Lighthouse,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Amazing Grace,” and “I’ll Fly Away” were sung by the congregation under the leadership of Kevin & Roxane Funk and Paul Israelson serving as musicians. The eulogy and tributes were given by John’s children, Jessica and Jason.

In memory of John Parker, donations made to Diabetes Canada or the Swift Current SPCA would be appreciated by the family. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Parker, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Services

Memorial Service
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Swift Current Funeral Home
233 Lorne Street East
Swift Current, SK S9H 1V3

Donations

Diabetes Canada
919B Albert St, Regina SK S4R 2P6
Tel: 1-800-297-7488
Web: https://www.diabetes.ca/

SPCA Swift Current
2101 Knight Crescent, Swift Current SK S9H 0A1
Tel: 1-306-773-1806
Web: http://spcaswiftcurrent.com/

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