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PARENT, Donald W J

PARENT, Donald W J

It is with great sorrow that the Parent Family announces the passing of Donald WJ Parent (June 22 1960 - Sept 2, 2017) after a battle with Metastasized Ureter Cancer, at the age of 57. Donald is survived by his loving wife Tricia of 31 years and his 5 children Adrianna (Eldon), Richard, Christopher (Kirsty), Katherine, Bailey. Donald had 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 brothers: Thomas (Patty), Andrew, James, and 4 sisters Elizabeth, Angeline, Regina, Sheila (David), and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his twin Ronald and his parents, Donald and Joan.

Donald was born in Mayo Yukon and raised in Cottam and Windsor Ontario before moving to the Yukon with his family. He lived in Whitehorse where he met his wife Tricia in March of 1985 and married in January of 1986. They moved to Vernon in 1988 and settled down to raise their family. Donald was involved with the cadet corps for a number of years on the parent committee. He also played softball for a few years. He worked in Kelowna for Interior Ice (now Arctic Glacier) for 18 years. Donald had a soft spot for the family critters Boo, Lucy & Linus.

As per Donald’s request there will be no funeral. Celebration of Life will be held at the family home in Vernon on his next birthday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Okanagan Hospice House located at 3506 27 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.pleasantvalleyFH.com
Arrangements entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Services 250-542-4333

Link: www.pleasantvallyfh.com
Condolence Messages
  • Sep 19, 2017
    I'm missing you every day. My heart aches. You were a great brother Don.
    Your sister, Liz Parent Brazeau