PORT JOLI – James Austin Parker, Jr. 89, died Feb. 14 from injuries sustained as the result of a house fire.
Jim was born Feb. 4, 1928 in Milton, N.S. to the late J. Austin and Vera Douglas Parker. He attended Liverpool (NS) schools, received a BSc degree from Mount Alison University, a BSc degree in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick, and master’s degree from Duke University. In 1953 he relocated to the U.S. where for 15 years he worked for Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company while residing in Brunswick, Waycross, and Albany, Ga. He later moved to Waverly, Tenn. where he was employed by Inland Container Corporation, and owned a wood processing business. In 1989 he returned to Nova Scotia and was engaged with consulting work for West Nova Silva until retirement. He was active in the Port Joli and Pt. Mouton United Church, loved puttering in his garden, genealogical research, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife Catherine Ward Parker, a daughter Melissa Parker (Tim Ramsey) of Portroe, Co. Tipperary, Ireland; two sons, James A. Parker, III (Ellen) of Richmond Hill, Ga. and David Parker (Kim Stephenson) of Port Joli, N.S.; three grandchildren, James Parker (Katie) of Bowie, Md., Austin Parker of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Sarah Parker Jones (Cameron) of Brunswick, Ga.; a brother, Douglas Parker (Jenifer) of Osprey, Fla.; one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Anne Parker Smith.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Neil MacDonald and Reverend Karen Ohrt officiating. Reception to follow. 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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Robert & Sally Fader
Doug & family:
Robert & I were so sorry to hear of James’ very tragic passing. I didn’t know him well, but we always acknowledged each other when we met at the Superstore. He certainly resembled you. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time.
Walter No Sherri Miller,(Wigglesworth)
Doug,Melissa,Jamie and David:
We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.He was a great person as is Cathy.He will certainly be missed in our community.To his three children,I used to look after all three of you when you would come to your grandparents home on Park Street for your vacations in the summertime.That had been a lot of years ago.Our condolences go out to all of the family at this very difficult time.
Shirley and Paul Shot
Dear Cathy and family: Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grand dad who will be missed greatly. He loved each and every one of you and spoke of you all with pride. Cathy if there is anything we can do for you we are only a phone call away. Take comfort in knowing others morn with you and feel your pain. God Bless! Hugs!
Gerry & Grace Dwyer
Cathy and Jim’s Family
We were so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was a fine gentleman and we have fond memories of him. All his family are in our thoughts.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Cathy, we were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, so unexpectedly!! Condolences to you and the rest of the family.
Cathy and family, Amanda and I were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a gentle giant with a heart to match. Always loved the twinkle in his eye. We hope you recover quickly from your injuries as a result of the fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
John & Peggy Whynot
To the Parker Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We worked together on some forest industry projects. He was very smart and kind and I learned much from him. He was also very knowledgeable and proud of his family history. I will miss him.
Christine and I want to send our condolences out to Cathy, Doug and Jim’s children in light of this tragedy that has befallen the family. Please know that you have our support in these difficult times.
Joyce & John Bolivar
Cathy and family we are so sorry this has happen to Jim and we hope you all recover and remember the good times.
Gordon & Wendy MacAdams
Cathy, Dave & Kim, and family
Gordon and I are so sorry for the loss you and your families are experiencing. Take care of one another and know that you are in our thoughts at this very difficult time.
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Tara & David Smith
To The Family of James Parker
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time and will keep you in my prayers.
I am saddened to extend my sincere condolences to the family of James Parker Jr. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
With heartfelt sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
So sorry for your loss. Nothing I can say to you at this time can ease your pain. Your Dad sounded like an amazing person. He seemed to have lived a long, active and fulfilling life. I’ve always said the pain we feel is an indication of the love we feel for that person. He was lucky too to have a great family. It’s important now to mind yourselves and take care of the living. He’ll be minding ye all from up there. AR dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Bruce and Sally Marchand
Sally and I were saddened to learn of the sudden loss of your father. Our deepest sympathies to you, your mother and your family for your collective loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Sally (Watts) Lloyd
So very sorry to learn of your brother”s passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on your loss.
Cathie & Kevin Wentzell
Cathy & Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Forever in our hearts and memory.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. The few times that I spoke to Jim I knew that he was a good and kind man. Hold onto all of your good thoughts of him; I know that when someone that was liked and loved will be greatly missed.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
We are so sorry for your loss.
He was always smiling and cheerful.
Our thoughts are with the family.