Parlee, Reginald “Reg” Cherry, 76, of West Berlin, Queens County, passed away on Sunday February 14th, 2016, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Moser River on March 20, 1939, he was the son of the late Charles and Edith (Moser) Parlee.
Reg moved to Halifax after finishing school to attend vocational school. He worked at Merit Insurance, where he met his wife of 54 years, Sadie. They settled in Timberlea, where they raised their family, while building their cottage in West Berlin. They started their business, Parlee & Ninos Insurance, in the mid-1960s, where they worked together for 30 years, until their retirement to West Berlin in 1994. He was always an avid lobster fisherman, first part-time and then full-time in his retirement years.
He loved the ocean and being on the water. Reg also enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing, snowmobiling, playing cards with friends/family and vacations spent at a log cabin on Long Lake on the Eastern Shore.
He is survived by sons Tim (Susan), Glenn (Kathi), and daughter Richelle, grandchildren Caitlin (Chad), Hilary (Corey), Jennifer and Ryan, and great-grandchildren Liam and Logan. He is also survived by his sister Margaret (Bill) and sister-in-law Ethel Moser and many nieces and nephews.
As well as his parents, Reg is predeceased by his wife Sadie and siblings: Wilson (Posey), William (Ethel), Joyce (Percy)
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and a Celebration of Reg’s Life will be held on Thursday, February 18th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reverend Bonnie Baird officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Reg’s memory can be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
Thank you to Dr. Andrew Blackadar and the staff at Queens General Hospital for their excellent care.
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Thinking of all of you. Momma and Poppa are together again — and I’m sure they will be a powerful force from the ‘flip side’. They certainly did an amazing job on this side — creating and raising wonderfully productive and good people as their family. A life well lived. Much love to all…
PS: Wish I would have known about the ‘Cherry’ — woulda harassed the heck outta him for that. <3
Dear Glenn & Kathi & Extended Families,
I Am So Sorry To See That Mr. Parlee Has Passed Away. I Use To Wait On Mr. & Mrs. Parlee At Sobeys And Enjoyed Every Minute Of It. I Don’t Believe That I Have Ever Waited On Any Other Nicer People Than They Were. When Mrs Parlee Passed On , Mr. Parlee Would Come In To Try To Do His Shopping And He Still Came To My Register And I Enjoyed Seeing Him. But You Could Tell That His Heart Wasn’t Into It. I Would Try To Make Small Talk With Him But Was So Afraid That I Would Get Him Upset. He Sure Missed Your Mom So Much, But We Got Through It. I Remember When He Came In He Came Over To Me To Tell Me That His Wife, (SADIE) Thought The World Of Me And So Did He. He Thanked Me For Being There For Them Every Time They Came For Groceries. I Gave Him A Hug And Told Him That Everything Was Going To Be ok. He Gave Me A Big Smile That Brought Tears To My Eyes!!!. Mr. Parlee Is Now At Rest And With The Love Of His Life. I’m Sure There Are Numerous Happy Memories That They Left For You To Carry With You. Keep Those Happy Memories Tucked Inside Your Heart, They Will Help Get You Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead. God Bless Each & Everyone Of You. Mr. Parlee Has Received His Golden Wings And Is Now Joined With His Other Angel!!!
( Retired Cashier At Sobeys)
Robert C. Legge
April and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Reg. He was a very nice man. We offer our most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the whole Parlee family during this time.
Jack and nettie wilson
So sorry to hear of Reg passing .our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Parlee family
Sharon & Philip
Tim, Glenn & Richelle & Families
So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man, I have many fond memories of Reg. Sadie use to baby sit me when I was young, then I spent a couple summer in Timberlee baby sitting Tim & Glenn.
Treasure your memories and know that your dad is now with your mom looking down on you.
Sharon & Philip
Donna (Karen's sister) and Ron Gallant
To Glenn, Kathi and family,
Our condolences on the loss of your father. It is always hard to lose a parent as we well know.
May all the good memories sustain you in the days ahead.
Richelle and family,
I am very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathies
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Tim.
Sherry (Marshall) Light
During my college years, I worked during three summers (1970-72) at Parlee and Ninos Insurance. Reg and Tony were very good to me and made one of my first job experiences very enjoyable. I have nothing but good memories of a kind and generous man. Condolences to Reg’s family.
Glenn, Kathi and family; My heartfelt sympathies as you celebrate Reg, his life and accomplishments. Thoughts of you at this time are that you will cherish all the wonderful memories you all have of Reg and that they will see you through this sad time. Lots of love, CarolAnn
HI Glen and Kathy and Family: So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Celie and Chuck Gallison and family
David and Delores Dagley
Glenn, Kathi, and family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Reg was often at the wharf in past years when Willard Crouse and I were tending gear. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
David and Delores Dagley
Shirley and Paul Shot
Dear Glen, Kathi and family: It is never easy loosing someone you love. He will live on in your hearts, your memories will keep him with you always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Feb. 16, 2016
Pat and I extend our sincere sympathies.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Pat Bonang
Dear Parlee Family,
I have many wonderful memories of times Willard and I spent with Reg and Sadie.Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this sad time.
Many happy memories with Reg at Merit Insurance. RIP my friend.
So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. He was one of the first brokers I worked with during my insurance career and the one I learned so much from. He was also so pleasant to deal with and combined professionalism with the personal touch. My condolences to the family. He will certainly be missed.
when I was in school taking business we had to find a placement for work experience, my mother Martha Watt (growing up on the Eastern shore) knew Reg and contacted him, he had a full staff and couldn’t take me but was so nice he found me a placement for the 2 weeks at one of his insurance markets, I did my work experience and then worked there for 11 years and have been in the insurance industry for 31 years all because of Reg’s help. He was such a kind person to deal with. I was so sorry to hear of his passing.
To the famy of Reg Parlee, I am a stranger, too all of you except Reg. In January 1976, I landed my first full-time job with the Red Cross. I still had one term left at NSCAD, but suddenly I was doing PR for Red Cross (while doing a corporate identity program for my degree). I bought a new Corolla for $3,200 and went to see Reg for insurance. It cost me $350 a year. He was so sweet! He became my insurance agent for two decades until his retirement. A smart, very wise man, we would sit each year while he educated me about insurance. I sent many friends to him, and they, too, remember him fondly. He was a great mentor. RIP.
Tom and Beverly Parlee
Thinking of you all at this time of grief. Sorry we are not able to be there to celebrate his life with you.
Tom and Beverly Parlee
To the Parlee family, I am so sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. He was such a really great guy. When he was lobstering we always got our lobsters from him until his retirement from lobstering. He and your mother were a big part of our community and will be greatly missed. Richelle, please take care, I know you took great care looking after your father and he appreciated it.
Debbie, Johnathan, Corban Hart
Dear Glenn, Kathi, Caitlin, Hilary,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. We will always have our wonderful memories of the many dinners we shared with Mr. Mrs. Parlee at their home in West Berlin. Our heartfelt condolences are with you all.
Audrey and Joe Deveaux
Tim, Susan and Family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Grandfather.
May your good memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
We send our deepest sympathy to the Parlee family on the loss of a wonderful man. We have many happy memories of our acquaintances with Reg and also Sadie over the years. He and his smile will be missed by all knew him. God bless you all.
To the family of Reginald Parlee,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you find comfort in each other and in all the compassion that comes to you at this time.
With deepest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Glen, Kathi and Family; My sincere condolences on your loss, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you.
Amy, Eddy, Sandra, Josie and Brad Parlee
Tim , Glenn and Richelle
Our sympathies to you and your Families sorry we could not be there to give them in person.
Whitney & Sandra Lee Richardson
Eleanor Richardson &Ernie Le Blanc
Ernie And I Send Our Heartfelt Sympathy To All Of You He Is Now With His Love Sadie .Sorry We Could Not Be There For His Service Due To Health Issue.My Love Goes Out To All Of You.Eleanor And Ernie
Dale and Gloria Peterson
To the Parlee family;
We were very sad to hear of your Father’s passing. Please accept our condolences. We spent many “good times” with Reg and Sadie and the video brought back some very good memories..
Dale and Gloria Peterson
Glenn, Kathi and all the family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss.
God be with you all
Zona and Stephen
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He and your Mom were special people and will be missed. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
David and Shelly Hurlbert
We were very sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Dave and I thought a lot of your mom and dad. We know the many happy memories that you share will provide comfort in the days ahead. Regret that we can not be with you today, but know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My sincere condolences to an old friend and business associates. HE will be missed.
Sorry to hear of Reg’s passing, I always enjoyed my visits with him.
jason and jennifer whynot
sorry to hear of the passing of a good old friend , may he R.I.P
Glenn and Kathi, sending my sincerest condolences to you and the family.
Ricky D. Nauss
I fished out of the same port as Reg it was a pleasure to have known him one great guy