August 30, 1932 – January 7, 2016
Don Parr was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba August 30, 1932 to Eileen and Geoffrey Parr, recent immigrants from Ireland. By time he was four his family had moved to Vancouver. After marrying Shirley Van Blarcom in 1953 they lived in New Westminster, Nanaimo, and Prince Rupert, finally moving to Terrace in 1964. Don was employed at BC Tel almost his entire working career, retiring from the company in 1988. He died peacefully in Lac La Hache on January 7, 2016.
Don is predeceased by his first wife of 52 years, Shirley, in 2005. He is survived by his second wife Judy Pedersen.
He will be sadly missed by his cousin Charlie (Marion) Horton; sons Robert (Linda), Geoffrey (Karen), daughter Barbara, (Ralph) Lenardt, son Colin (Valerie); grandchildren Stacey Stromme, Steven (Marcia), Katie, Sean, Dawson, Roscoe, and Andrea; great grandchildren, Callee and Jaxon; and many other friends and relatives.
The family will host a celebration of life in mid August. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to
the R.E.M Lee Hospital Foundation.