Born In: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: January 3rd, 1960
Passed on: November 19th, 2012
Wayne Murray Parker - of Medford, Kings County, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 while working on the farm. Born on January 3, 1960 in Wolfville, Kings County, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Florence (nee Paine) Parker. Wayne was the loving husband of Joyce (nee Collins) for 26 years and father of Sarah, Lloyd and Mark. Wayne is survived by a brother, Paul and his wife, Margaret Grocke of Waterloo, ON and two sisters, Joan of Miramichi, NB and Ruth of Sydney, NS. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret. Wayne graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. He worked with his father on the Medford farm, introduced new ideas and together won a Potato Growers Award. Farm practices evolved over time, shifting from apples and strawberries to cranberries and field crops. He was a member of Kings Produce and supplied potatoes, cabbage and turnips for many years. Wayne was an excellent mechanic and designed or altered various machines to improve farm operations. He loved to solve puzzles. His inquisitive mind never stopped trying to figure ways to make things work better. He enjoyed camping with his family and particularly enjoyed recent trips to Newfoundland, the Rockies and Vancouver Island. Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012, Reverend Garnet Parker officiating. Burial took place in the Habitant Cemetery, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Habitant Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.