PARKER – Catherine Ann Ward, 77, of Port Joli, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Born in Kingstree, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Rhower O. Sr. and Ann (Henry) Ward.
Cathy graduated from Coker College, Coker, South Carolina and earned a Masters of Education from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. In the mid – 1960’s she served as Director of Christian Education for 1st Presbyterian Church in Waycross, Georgia; from 1970 – 1989 Cathy taught elementary school and remedial reading while coordinating reading programs for Humphreys County Schools in Waverly, Tennessee. After moving to Nova Scotia in 1989, she taught Adult Learning in Queens County. Cathy was an organist for Port Mouton Pastoral Charge for many years. She enjoyed gardening, was addicted to crossword puzzles and loved to read.
She is survived by her step-daughter Melissa Parker (Tim Ramsey) of Portroe, Co. Tipperary, Ireland; two step-sons, James A. Parker, III (Ellen) of Richmond Hill, Ga. and David Parker (Kim Stephenson) of Port Joli, N.S.; three step-grandchildren, James Parker (Katie) of Bowie, Md., Austin Parker of Pooler, Ga., and Sarah Parker Jones (Cameron) of Tampa, Fla..; two step-great-grandchildren, her brother Rhower Jr. (Karin) of Aynor, South Carolina; her brother-in-law, Douglas Parker (Jenifer) of Osprey, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cathy was predeceased by her husband of 49 years James A. Parker.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Wesley United Church, Hunt’s Point. Reverend Neil MacDonald officiating. Reception to follow in the Hunt’s Point Community Hall. Burial will be in Port Joli Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Walter and Sherri Miller
Melissa,Jamie,David and families:
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing.Our condolences go out to you all at this difficult time.
To Cathy’s family, I offer my condolences. I met Cathy when she ‘filled in’ at Port Mouton School. I always enjoyed talking with her. May she rest in peace and may your memories and God’s presence bring you strength in this time of sorrow.
Gordon & Wendy MacAdams
We were so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Gerry and Grace Dwyer
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was an interesting person to talk too. Rest in Peace, Cathy.
My heart goes out to Cathy’s family and friends. She was such a kind a gentle soul. I remember my daughter coming home to say she had a substitute teacher who sounded like a lady from a Disney movie. Her soft ways and southern accent reached to the heart of her students that year. I always enjoyed talking with her and Jim at church. She will be truly missed.
Christine Macadams Knox sincere condolences to the family of Catherine Parker.
Thinking of you all at this sad time. I remember all the times I was around Cathy and Jim as fun times.
Holly and Philip Smith
Dear Parker family,
Please accept our deepest condolences as you mourn the loss of Cathy. She was a wonderful woman; so very intelligent and quick, yet so compassionate and kind.
Cathy was a true lady and just a delight to be around. When I saw her in hospital last year and again at Christmas, I was amazed and truly inspired by how she had managed to regain her health and to also come to terms with the terrible tragedy of early 2017.
May she rest in peace with Jim. Thinking of you all.
Holly and Philip Smith
John & Peggy Whynot
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.
Peggyand Richard Hatt
When I worked in town ,quite frequently Cathy would come in after work on her way home .She was such a sweet lady and I loved her accent .So sorry for your loss.Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
To the family of Cathy, as I knew her. I had her as a teacher at the Up-grade school. I will miss her. She was a great one to listen to your woes and help point you in the direction that you needed to flow toward. If there was a problem she could help you with she would, but you had to do the work. She would not coddle you but help you understand what your next step was to be. May she be with no pain and with the ones she loved dearly.
Kim Masland, MLA
To the family:
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Kim Masland, MLA
To Missy, Jamie and David
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing and wanted to send along my sincere condolences. Have many fond memories of Cathy and Jim and their hospitality during family gatherings in Port Joli. Thinking of you all.
Lyall and Christie Parker
We would like to express our sincere condolences to all who were touched by Cathy’s life and who loved her in return. You will be missed by many Cathy.
Donna and Ian Denison
So sorry to hear that Cathy had passed. Had a lovely chad with her during a hymn sing at Stonehaven Lodge Christmas time and she looked great and really enjoyed the music. Hugs to you all.
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May all of your special memories of her help you in the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss, Cathy was a wonderful person. Dianne & Terry Mc&innon, Clare & Arcade Comeau from La Foret Acadienne Ltee.