May 5, 1938 – February 11, 2014
PARSONS, Eli “George” – Passed away peacefully
surrounded by family at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Born and raised in Newfoundland, George moved to Prince Rupert in the late 50’s while serving in the RCMP. On February 10, 1962 he married his loving wife, Sylvia, with whom he had 3 wonderful children.
He worked for over 25 years for the Prince Rupert
Fisherman’s Co-op Association, and enjoyed many summers fishing and camping with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage and bridge. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and woodworking, from which his talent created many well loved treasures. Some of these he gifted to the
annual Prince Rupert Christmas Cancer Society
auction where they always drew a crowd!
George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children: 2 sons, William (Lillian), Brian (Rhona), and daughter, Tami (Marcin), 2 sisters: Benita and Ruby and 1 brother, Wayne, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grand
children and many dear friends. George was
predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia and by his Dad, Mom, brother Will, and sisters Ada, Carrie, Sadie and Jenny.
A small gathering will be held to celebrate his life at 3 pm Friday, February 14, 2014 at Heron Grove Living Centre in Vernon, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.