Passed on: November 15th, 2012
of St. John’s NL, age 86 went to be with his Lord on November 15, 2012. He was born on August 7, 1926 to predeceased parents Herbert and Sarah Parsons also of St. John’s. Alex married Jennie Parsons (Smith) of Swift Current NL on April 5, 1953. Alex was well known as a talented upholster at the Standard Bedding Company for 37 years, Alex and his family moved to Fort McMurray, AB for several years before returning to St. John’s prior to his retirement. Alex served his church in many capacities throughout his life. Many a person received his warm welcome during the decades he served as an usher. A quiet and compassionate man, Alex was loved by young and old alike. Alex is survived by his wife Jennie and his five children and their spouses: Helen and Raymond Monnier of St. John’s, Wayne and Cindy Parsons of St. John’s, Beverly and Tim Martin of Spruce Grove, AB, Glenn and Michelle Parsons of West Kelowna, BC, Charmaine and Craig Warren of St. John’s. Poppy will also be missed by his eleven grandchildren: Pieter, Amy, Amanda, Alisha, Ryan, Stacey, Tyler, Trevor, Kirsten, Darius, Kyle and one great- grandchild, Gregory. Alex is predeceased by his siblings George, Nell (Lee), Jim, Jack, Shirley, Herbie, Alice (Clarke), William, Gordon. Viewing will be held on Saturday and Sunday November 17 and 18, 2012 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on both days at Barrett's Funeral Home on 73 Commonwealth Avenue Mount Pearl, NL. Funeral will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Eastern Gate Church on 759 Empire Avenue, St. John’s NL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a memorial fund and can be forwarded to: 2 Aspen Glen, P.O. Box 9044, Aspen Glen, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 4H5 (in Alex’s name) Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guestbook.