Howard Basil Parker
Howard Basil Parker – age 72, of West Halls Harbour, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at home. Born in Glenmont, he was a son of the late Lester and Joyce (Bury) Parker. Howard was a good and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was also a kind and gentle man with the "patience of Job" and a great sense of humour. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was a hard worker and in his early years, worked on farms and at various plants throughout the area. He worked many years as a plumber and after retirement, enjoyed working at Rob Peill’s orchard. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former, Doleina Hill; daughters, Patricia (Timothy) Schofield, Kentville and Grace Parker, Sheffield Mills; sisters, Fay (Gary) Parker-Tool, Kentville and Leona Parker, Garland; brothers, Bernard (Patricia) Sussex, NB; Victor (Joni Reese), Waterville; Douglas, Canning and Donald (Valerie) Harbourville; grandchildren, Kristen Dill, Alex Dill, Raylene Mahaney, Cameron Mahaney and Bradley Prosper; great grandchildren, Ethan, Dakota, Alexis, Amelia, Eden and Axel; many nieces and nephews (whom he loved dearly). In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Basil. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in the Glenmont Cemetery. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to caregivers and staff of the VON and the Palliative Care Team for their care, kindness and compassion. Donations in memory may be made to The Lodge That Gives or VON – Annapolis Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
"Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation." - Karl Gruber
Life has been more meaningful to us. We can see the beauty more clearly in everything around us. The personal connection and laughter we shared as a couple, and as family was sweeter and richer for having you in it.
Rest for now my love, until we meet again.