Joseph R. Parsons
Passed on: August 21st, 2012
Passed peacefully away, following a prolonged illness, at his son’s home in St. John’s, surrounded by his family, on August 21, 2012, Joseph Rennison Parsons, aged 89 years, of Lumsden. Joe was born in Lumsden, Newfoundland, on January 4, 1923. He lived most of his life in Lumsden, a place he really loved. In their later years, Joe and his wife, Ivy, spent a major part of the year living in St. John’s, first with their daughter, Wanda, and more recently with their son, Jeffrey, and their families. Leaving to mourn his beloved wife, Ivy, the love of his life for 70 years, who cared for him tirelessly during his long illness; his sons: Scott (Loretta Bradley, deceased) and Jeffrey (Katherine Gallagher); his daughters: Sandra (James Cooze) and Wanda (James Flynn); and his grandchildren, whom he adored: Karen Parsons, Kim Parsons, Jason Parsons (Vanessa Voss), James Cooze (Sandra Henning), Justin Cooze, Sandi Cooze, Sarah Flynn (Kevin Doyle), Lauren Flynn, Alanna Flynn, and James Flynn; his great-grandson, Milo; his brother Howard (Josephine Whalen) and his sister Ruth (Lemuel Goodyear, deceased); as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Garfield and Josephine Parsons; his sisters: Zeta, Beatrice, Lydia, and Julie (Alex Skidnuk, deceased); and his brothers: Clifford and Harry (Beatrice Hatcher, deceased). Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Old Lumsden North (Cat Harbour) Cemetery Restoration Committee by contacting Elsie Norman at (709) 530-2402. The family would like to thank Dr. Roger Butler for his excellent care and Bertha Tucker, Community Health Nurse, for all her kindness and assistance. We are very grateful for your help. It allowed us to care for Joe at home as he wished.
“All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28.