Joseph William Parsons
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: January 9th, 2012
Joseph William Parsons, 70, of Napoleon Street, North Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after a short illness at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Hawley) Parsons.
He was a member of Unite Here Local 47 Edmonton, Alta., and worked for a few years with CNRL and prior to this worked as a roofer in Ontario for many years.
Joe loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also was an avid card player.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Cecilia White; his son, Joseph William (Elaine), Grand Bend, Ont.; daughters, Cecilia (Joel) Hickey, Alberta, Mary ‘Patsy’ (Ivan) Gauthier, Ontario, Ann Parsons (Sebastian Chiaramida), Ontario, Wanda (Brian) Barron, New Brunswick; sisters, Mrs. Violet Haycox, Phyllis (Harry) Yurczyszyn, Valerie Brown (Jerry Hynes), Mrs. Donna Podetzs; brothers, Cecil (Jean), Clayton (Sharon), Wayne (Sandy), Tim (Liz) and Carl. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by a son, Michael, a granddaughter, Rebecca and sisters, Alice Hickey, Darlene Russell, Marie Smith and Bertha Hastie.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Parsons. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Brian Barron officiating at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel; friends may gather one hour before the service. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in his memory may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.