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Lawrence Parker

Lawrence Parker

Date de décès : 25 février 2018

Lawrence Joseph Parker - 92 of Medford, Kings County passed away February 25, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by his cherished family. Lawrence was born at the Wood Maternity Hospital in Port Williams on August 18, 1925 to farmer, Lorne Parker and his wife Alice (Wood) Parker (a nurse), and as a child lived at Paddy's Island in Medford. He attended Medford school as a child and would travel on the "Blueberry Express" train from Kingsport to Kentville to attend Kings County Academy for Grades 10 thru 12. He completed his education at Agricultural College in Truro specializing in tree grafting. He proposed to the love of his life, Virginia Pemberton, at Kingsport wharf and they were married on July 8, 1949, whom he attributed as being the greatest influence in his life. They enjoyed many trips throughout the world together. The same year he was married, he took on the dealership of David Brown tractors and potato diggers and was a successful dealer for 50 years selling David Brown, Case, Universal and Ford tractors as well as New Holland equipment. For many years he also ran a farm, growing strawberries, apples as well as cattle, offering many men a makeshift home as farm labourers. He worked very hard to provide for his family. He was a life-long member of Emmanuel United Church in Kingsport, serving as Elder for many years. Lawrence was an avid bowler on the Tom Thumb league for many years and in recent years was a stiff competitor in Wii bowling with his family. The greatest joy in Lawrence's life, were his children — David, James, Jack, Diane and Donald, and he adored the role of being "Grand-Dad" to Tanya, Candice, Logan and Jason. The great-grandchildren sent him over the moon with happiness. He spent many hours building motorized go-carts, farm equipment and tools, or designing and creating anything that came to mind to do a particular job. He is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Virginia (Jeanne) (Pemberton) Parker, sons Jack (Brenda) of Kingsport, Donald (Donna) of Medford, daughter Diane Stirling (Joel) of Moncton, daughter-in-law Terry Parker of Middle Sackville and grandchildren Tanya (Mark) Neary, Logan (Mary) Parker, Jason (Ashley) Stirling and 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. His biggest heartache was the loss of his sons David, Jim and grand-daughter Candice. He was also predeceased by his parents, Lorne and Alice, brother, Kenneth and sister-in-law Florence, sister Marion Gray and brother-in-law Sherman, sister Elizabeth in infancy and recently (February 2") his brother Bernard. Lawrence was a very kind, caring and generous man to everyone he met. His home was his palace and his door was always open to family, friends, customers or anyone in need. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Habitant Cemetery, Habitant, Kings County. The family would like to thank Dr. Hergett and the VON for their support in caring for Lawrence and assisting us in allowing him to remain in his home for his final days. We celebrate the wonderful example that this man set for so many. Donations in memory may be made to Emmanuel United Church, VON or to the Candice Parker Bursary Fund at the Northeast Kings Education Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries and condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

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