Peacefully, at the Exeter Villa on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Norma (Hodgins) Parsons. Dear father of Gary and Geraldine Parsons of Lucan, Jim and Paulette Parsons of Woodstock, Darlene and Ron Campbell of London, Cheryl Parsons and Bill Jory of London, Randy and Debbie Parsons of Angus, Chris Parsons of B.C., Cathy Parsons and Winston Patterson and Karen and Ron Rupert all of Grand Bend, Judy and Mark Cronyn of Centralia, Peter Parsons of Exeter and Terri and Lynne Dobson of Centralia. Loving grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 11. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Maxine and Bill Kovacs of London, Jack and Marion Parsons of Dashwood, Joan Finkbeiner of Port Lambton and Lois Hodgins of Crediton. Predeceased by his son Mike Parsons (2007), sister-in-law Eileen Peterson and brothers-in-law Ron Peterson and Harvey Hodgins. Doug will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the South Huron Hospital would appreciated by the family.
Douglas Leroy Parsons
Tracy and Darryl Snyder
Aunt Norma, and all my very dear cousins,
I feel so saddened by the loss of Uncle Doug. I too always remember him with a kind smile and a welcoming heart whenever we came to visit. I feel so blessed to have had the last short visit with Doug and all of you back in June. I have amazing memories with all of you. I wish we lived closer to you aunt Norma, i have always loved my visits and funny stories you always tell. You are the final ties to my Mom. Please take care of one and other. Love Tracy and Darryl
Rest in Peace Uncle Doug.
Beverley (Passmore) Mellenger, Surrey BC
Norma & family: So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Thanks for posting the video clip. It was great to see Doug with Grandpa Will and the pictures of the family. You will miss him, but will have lots of fond memories. I remember being in Ontario when you were celebrating your 40th anniversay and was lucky enough to attend and renew family ties. You have been blessed with a wonderful family.
Larry and Joyce Black
Norma and Family –
We are very sorry to hear Doug passed away. He was such a great man and always had a smile for everyone. Family, friends and neighbours will miss Doug.
Sorry we could not be there, as we have been away for a couple of weeks.
Our sincere sympathy to the entire family, and we are thinking of you all. Larry and Joyce.
Don & Donna Webster
Dear Norma & family:
Our deepest sympathy. I will miss Doug at the Villa as he always had a pleasant word of greeting, when I was coming and going.
The last months have not been easy for either of you. May you get some rest and God bless you.
Don & Donna Webster
Dear Leanne, Mark and Judy, Cathy, Karen and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest sympathies.
Nicole and Craig Glavin
Terry Iredale and family.
Dear Norma and family.Our deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes of sympathy for the loss of Doug.
Bob and Do Parsons
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With much love.
Tom, Tracy Humphreys and family
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. He will be missed.
Yvonne, Glenda & Bill Fisher
Norma & Family
Sincere sympathy to your entire family, we wish we could take the pain away………
JOHN & ARLENE BERENDSEN
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS..THINKING OF THE WHOLE FAMILY AT THIS TIME..
Dear Pete and Family,
My deepest, deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Doug was a wonderful gentle soul and will be missed by everyone.
You are in my thought and prayers.
My sincere condolences.
Aunt Norma and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. I understand that there are no words to express your feelings right now, but I wish for you all a sense of peace soon.
As I have just heard about this Friday night I am not sure that I will be able to be with you tomorrow. If not, please know that in my heart I am with you.
Lisa Phillips and family
Sandra, Darryl, Jeremy, Connor & Matthew McCann
T o Our Wonderful Neighbour and Friend Norma & the whole Parsons gang,
We are terribly sorry of your loss of a devoted husband, father, grandfather & friend. Doug will always hold a special place in our hearts. Watching him passionately mow and manicure his lawn and gardens was always something we admired about Doug.The entourage of kids coming in and out..some short visits..others longer…Norma..It”s amazing to see such a large family..and it just keeps growing!!.Please know we are here for you…and hope you ask for help anytime or just a chat will do as well…Our condolences go out to the entire Parsons family. Lots of wonderful memories for you all to hold close to your hearts.hb
P.S Norma….. Matthew will be over for a visit and some jujubes very soon!
Bill and Gail Baker
We are so sorry to here about the passing of Doug. We remember him as always wearing a smile.
Sorry we couldn’t be there, but our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this most difficult time.
Bill, Gail and family
Dear Norma & family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Our thoughts are with you.
Murray & Barb
Marg & Jack
Randy, Lynda and Jesiqua Rapley
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Lori, Brad, Jenalyn and Marley Baker
Our sincere sympathies to the entire Parsons family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron and Sherrie Broderick
May the memories of yesterdays replace the feeling of loss today.
with deepest sympathy…
your long-time friends
Cathy & Ralph Batten & Family
Dear Norma & Family
We are sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our deepest Sympathy & Condolences to you & your Family. Always treasure your Memories & Photos of him to get through the hard times. Thinking of you all, Take Care. Cathy & Ralph & Family
Marg and Barry usprech
Kelly , we are so sorry to hear of your papa’s passing. May the wonderful memories and the love of your family and friends help you and your family through this difficult time.
A big hug from Barry and me.
Mary Margaret and Don Prowse
Cathy, Karen and Judy
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Your father and your mother have raised a wonderful family and I know how hard it is going to be for everyone now that he is no longer with you. Cherish the memories!
Mary Margaret and Don Prowse
Larry & Sharon & Pete & Tina (Premont) Gibson
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers
Debra and Ken Tilley
Know you can find comfort in family and friends at this time of great loss. Our thoughts are with you ALL; our deepest sympathy.
The Tilley Family
To all of the family.
Please accept my sincerest condolenses in your loss. Doug was a wonderful man and will be very sadly missed.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Norma and family:
Remembering all the wonderful times I shared with you all as dear friends of my mother, Erma. I hope great memories will ease your grief. With sincere sympathy…
Orno & Michele Adair
So sad to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. Let your memories comfort you all and bring peace within. Take care.
Barb and John Smits
Our deepest sympathy to Cathy & Winston, Ron & Darlene and Karen & Ron especially but also to the families.
Russ and Mary Brintnell
Norma and Family. So sorry to hear of Doug,s passing and you have our deepest sympathy and prayers. We will all remember his smile and talks. Treasure the good times you had together.
Russ and Mary Brintnell
Brenda & Greg Dayman
Judy, Mark & Girls, Cathy/Karen & All The Rest of The Parson Family
So Sorry to hear of your loss…Think’n of you all at this sad time.
Brenda, Greg & Family
Armstrong Lois & Irv.
Norma & family. Sorry to hear of Doug,s DEATH DOUG WAS A GREAT GUY. HE WILL BE MISSED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. ALL THE BESTTO UOU LOIS & IRV.
Faye and Bob Slatter
We send our deepest sympathy to each member of your family.
Those we have loved and lost, are forever kept in our hearts.
As you gather together to celebrate a life well lived, may your memories of times spent together bring you comfort and peace.
Jim and Cathy Peterson
To Aunt Norma and Family,
Was sad to hear about the loss of Uncle Doug. We sure have a lot of great memories to look back on. He was such a great guy! I am on my way to China and feel terrible that I can’t be there. Thinking of all of you at this time.
To all the Parsons Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of a great husband, father and grandfather. My heart goes out to all of you. I spent alot of time when I was growing up at your house, you were like my second family, so my pain and greive are with you now and always. Hugs and kisses to you all. You have another special angel looking over you. If there is anything I can do, I am just a phone call away.
Ross and Marlene Mathers
To Norma and Family: Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Brenda and Don Jones
Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Don, Brenda (Blair), Ashley and Fraser Jones
Marc and Bev Lacelle
Darlene, Ron and Family
We are sorry to hear about your father’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time or sorrow.
Marc and Bev
To Norma and all the family
Sorry to hear of your loss of Doug. I know you will have many memories to comfort you and the support of friends and neighbours.
Ron and Alma Griffith
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
A father is like the air in spring,
He refreshes your soul and makes it sing.
A smile, a wink or a shake of his head
Soft words spoken, sometimes nothing said.
A man who made your fears go away
Someone to lean on when you cried,
He knew exactly what to say
His heart so full of love and pride.
He’ll never leave you
He’ll always be there,
Remember him fondly
Like the fresh spring air.
Claire & Winona Hoffman,
Norma and family,
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.God Bless.
Paul and Betty Cronyn
A true celebration of life to have such a big and wonderful family.
Our sincere sympathy to the family. “Dear Lord, Bless this man
who comes to you this day, give him peace in his heart and guide
Gerald & Lori
Mark & Judy and the Parsons Family so sorry to hear of your father’s passing , our famalies are so close and we all feel the loss – our prayers are with you and we love you all
Mel & Kathy Winger
To Norma and family
Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. Doug was always there to help us when he was with ODC.He always helped to keep our house in Huron Park in tiptop shape. He will be missed by all.
Cy & Eleanor Blommaert
To The Parson Family
Norma we very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your
Dave and Joan Goddard
Norma and Family
We were sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family,
Don and Dorothy Brintnell
Norma , we were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, he will be greatly missed by all. Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with.
Jeff Loosley, Lisa Taylor and Family
Norma and Family,
There are no words to express how terribly sad it is to hear about Doug’s passing. He was always there to give a helping hand or just sit and talk for a while. He will be truly missed.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jeff, Lisa, Amy & Justin, Chad & Lauren
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF THE FAMILY
HE WAS A GOOD MAN
Mel & Glenda Lather
Dear Norma and family
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences.
Mel and Glenda
Nina Knee and Family
Norma and family,
With our deepest sympathy.
There are no words to express what you are feeling and going throught right now, but know you can find comfort from your family and friends in this time of sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. If you need anything just let us know.
Nina, Crystal, Ian, Ryan, Justin and Porter
Bob and Helen Patterson
To Norma and family. Sincerest wishes of sympathy in the loss of Doug. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all.