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Bruce Charles Parkin

1949-2024

Bruce Charles Parkin Bruce Charles Parkin

It is with profound sadness that the Parkin family announces the passing of Bruce Charles Parkin, of Lakeville (formerly Chateauguay, QC), on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. He was 75. Born May 5, 1949, in Montreal, QC, to the late Alan "Bill" and Alexanderina "Alexa" Parkin.

Bruce began his career working as an industrial mechanic in Montreal. He then moved to the Annapolis Valley (Welsford) in 1984 where he began working for David Brown United. In February 1990, Bruce began his 30 year career with Michelin North America (Waterville) working in the Preventive Maintenance shop until retirement in April 2020.

Bruce loved his family very much. Throughout the years he could be found tending his garden and many cactus plants, working on a collection of Volvo's, which rarely left the yard except by a tow to the scrapyard. He was a true culinary wiz in the kitchen. When friends and family came over for dinner the same question would be asked, "who's cooking dinner?" All were relieved to find it was Bruce at the helm. He loved to putter at projects around the house but rarely found himself completing them. He would say I'll get back to that. I'm going to start on... and he was off crafting something else. He loved the Montreal Canadiens hockey club. We watched many a game together sporting our Montreal Canadiens hockey jerseys sharing a beverage...Moosehead Beer for Bruce all the way!

Bruce will be deeply missed by his wife of 38 plus years, Lorna Parkin (Maybury); son, Ryan (Maggie) Parkin (grandson, Seamus Parkin), Rusagonis, NB; son, Darren Parkin (Brittany Davidson) (grandson, Jack Dempsey, granddaughter, Eowyn Parkin), Centreville, NS; daughter, Maddison Parkin, Mahone Bay, NS; survived by his sister, Christine Parkin (Donald Dewar) Chateauguay, QC; brother-in-law, Bruce (Cheryl) Maybury, Burlington, ON; sister-in-law, Beverly Maybury, Georgetown, ON; also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as many dear family friends.

Besides his parents, Bruce was predeceased by a brother, Alan, in infancy; mother-in-law, Margaret Maybury; father-in-law, Roderick Maybury; and brother-in-law, Stuart Maybury.

Myself and our family would like to thank the staff of Medical B at Valley Regional Hospital. I have no words to describe how truly thankful and grateful I am. Too many to name but you know who you are. Thank you, Dr. James Ozon, Dr. Mike Mulherin and Dr. Mike Keough for your compassionate care, guidance and support through this difficult journey. God bless you all! Love, Lorna

As per Bruce's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer/Dementia Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

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As per Bruce's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Requested Charity
Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or choice