Robert Parker

A photo of Robert Parker

Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday October 30, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday October 30, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Robert Midland Parker of Blenheim and formerly of Erieau passed away on Saturday October 26, 2019.  Bob was one of ten children born to the late Jennie & Byron Parker and is survived by his sister Jean Verstraete and his brother Bill & Mary Parker.  He was predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Bond, Bessie Turner, Hazel Tanner and by his brothers Harold, Gordon, Donald and Jack Parker.

One afternoon while playing catch with his cousin in Erieau, Bob was approached by a young lady named Alice Park who asked him where she could get a fishing license.  It was then that a long lasting friendship formed and Bob and Alice were married on September 8, 1956.  Over the course of the next 63 years they raised two children who they loved unconditionally; Jennifer Louise Pinkerton (Jeff) and Lawrence Ralph “Bud” Parker (Debbie Thayer).  Bob was especially delighted when his family grew to include his grandchildren Steve, Jamie and Kim.

Bob worked at Mallorys in Blenheim before taking a position with Northern Telecom in London until his retirement.  He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, whether it included playing and coaching baseball, hunting, fishing or just appreciating a great sunset.  He enjoyed playing cards in Erieau and shuffleboarding in Blenheim.  Above all else, he enjoyed every moment he spent with his family and also with his dog Gracie.

Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Bob’s life on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home.  Visitation will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by a service conducted by Rev Fr. David Fuller.

Friends wishing to remember Bob with a memorial donation are asked to choose a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of the CKHA 4th Floor Medicine A & B for the kindness and compassion shown to Bob in his final days.

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So sorry to hear of Bob's passing Alice. I have fond memories of Bob so many years ago when he worked at Mallory's. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss.

So sorry for your loss prayers and and thoughts

Bob was a keen competitor which was obvious when we played Wizard. Having Bob for a partner in a game of Bridge kept you on your toes at all times. We have many fond memories of our after dinner card games in Ridge Manor, Florida and Blenheim. He will be missed by many. Frank & Brenda Hoyles

Dear Alice, I am so sorry about Bob. We sure loved him as our neighbor in Whispering Oaks for all those years. He was such a nice neighbor who was always willing to help us. We loved him. Sending prayers for comfort and we miss you Shelly and Theresa

Alice and Family. heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Keeping you all in prayer.

Alice we were very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and Bob at the Shuffleboard Club the last few years. Bob will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I am so sorry to hear about uncle Bob. I have many good memories coming to your place as a kid, going swimming and fishing. Sending love.

Alice and family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great man. He enjoyed life and couldn't ask for anything more

Our sincere sympathy. We enjoyed playing shuffleboard with Bob. He had a kind manner.

Alice and family we are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. we will keep you in our prayers/

Alice are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear about Bob's passing Alice. Thinking of you and your family. God's peace, Kathy, John and Jack Noble