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PARKINSON: Walter W. of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On September 21, 2019 @ 1:34 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 85 Comments

PARKINSON: Walter W. of Lucan

At LHSC – University Hospital on Friday, September 20, 2019, of Lucan at the age of 69. Cherished husband of RuthAnn (Hardie) Parkinson for 44 years. Loving father of Melanie Parkinson of Lucan, Walter Jr. and Sarah Baier of Lucan, Melissa Parkinson and Laurier Cadotte of London, and Michele Parkinson of London. Adored papa of Quinn, Emmett, Rhett; Remi, and Leo. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Norma and Stan Hodgins of Arva, Brian and Gerri Parkinson of Strathroy, Wayne and Carla Parkinson of London, Edward and Heather Parkinson of St. Marys, Jane Parkinson and Phil Hassen of London, Peter and Deb Parkinson of Woodstock, Gil and Tracey Parkinson of Glendale, Arizona, Susan and Lewis Browning of Mt. Brydges, Gloria Leslie of Thorndale, and Marlene and Bob Stephen of Thorndale. Walter will be missed by many friends and extended family. Predeceased by his parents William (Gib) and Maxine (Turner) Parkinson, and Art and Wilma Hardie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, 263 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday, September 26th from 12 – 2 PM, with words of remembrance at 1 PM. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211).

Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “PARKINSON: Walter W. of Lucan”

Condolence from Ron & Glenda Lindenfield on September 21st, 2019 2:16 PM

RuthAnn & Family

Such sad news, he will be missed by many, see You Thursday

Our Sincere Condolences
Ron and Glenda

Condolence from Gary and Linda Hayter on September 21st, 2019 2:23 PM

To Ruth Ann, and all the Parkinson family’s. Gary and l were so shocked to hear of Walt,s passing. Please except our deepest sympathy. Keep all the good memories close, it will help you all through this very difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Alanna on September 21st, 2019 2:27 PM

Ruthann and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Wally’s passing.
Many fond memories.
Our sincerest condolences.
Thinking of you.
Steve and Mac Hosking

Condolence from Jeff Schellenberger & Peggy Wilkinson on September 21st, 2019 3:06 PM

To RuthAnn, Melanie & Family:

We are so sorry to read of Walter’s sudden passing, He will be greatly missed at the races and the horse sale in London, Our thoughts and prayer’s go out to you and your family during this difficult time..

Jeff Schellenberger & Peggy Wilkinson

Condolence from Ashlee + Brian Fuhr on September 21st, 2019 3:53 PM

Such an amazing person! I was so lucky to call him Uncle. Uncle Walter you will be deeply missed by all those you touched. Xoxo

Condolence from Glen and Sharon on September 21st, 2019 4:27 PM

Ed and Heather and Family. Our deepest sympathy. Glen and Sharon

Condolence from Amanda Jantzi on September 21st, 2019 4:39 PM

Ruthanne, Melaine, Walter, Michelle, Melissa and families. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Remembering Walt Sr as a friendly, funny & social guy at family get togethers. Love Amanda, Jesse, Ryan & Lucas

Condolence from Gord Young on September 21st, 2019 4:56 PM

What a shame, going to the races wiil never be the same. Our condolences to the family.
Gord and Jean Young

Condolence from Arlene and Scott Thomson on September 21st, 2019 5:04 PM

Dear Ruth Ann and Family

Very Sorry for your loss. I always remember the time spend working out in Val’s Gym with Walter. He will be miss

Condolence from Liz Warren on September 21st, 2019 5:29 PM

Ed, Heather and extended family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May memories fill your hearts. We are thinking of you.
Liz & Derek Warren

Condolence from Franca Raimondi on September 21st, 2019 5:37 PM

Michele, sorry to hear, my deepest condolences to you and your family…!!!

Condolence from Heather and Greg Moffatt on September 21st, 2019 8:09 PM

RuthAnn so very sorry to hear the sad sad news of Walter’s passing, sending prayers and hugs,

Condolence from Jim Scott on September 21st, 2019 8:15 PM

Condolences to the Parkinson’s family with the passing of Walt. I remember him well from the time he played goal for the Parkhill Merchants back in the 70’s.

Condolence from Tom Hearn on September 21st, 2019 8:16 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Walt was a real good guy and so friendly to everyone. I’ll miss our conversations when he was out and about. You have my deepest condolences.

Condolence from Glenn and Sharleen Phillips on September 21st, 2019 8:36 PM

Ruth Ann and Family
So sorry to hear about Walter over the years l had a lot of good times and conversations with Walt.
He was truly a fun person and his wit was second to none.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
your Family at this sad time.

Condolence from Nancy Bieber on September 21st, 2019 8:55 PM

Quinn, Emmett and Rhett. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa I will miss seeing him at the bus stop in the mornings getting you off to school for the day. You will have lots of memories to help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Nancy Bieber

Condolence from Dennis Miles on September 21st, 2019 9:12 PM

RuthAnn and family,

So sorry for your loss. Walter was a great guy and he will be missed.

Dennis and Patti Miles (Victoria)

Condolence from Wayne Hall on September 22nd, 2019 12:14 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. I got to know Walt as coach for the Lucan Irish. We thank you for the time you gave to the team and the guidance you gave to these young men. Rest in peace.

Condolence from Bill Bannerman on September 22nd, 2019 7:54 AM

Such sad news ——I have so many fond memories of our times together—-our sincerest condolences go out to the whole family at this most difficult time, his humour and zest for life made him such a joy to be around—-his family came first and he was so proud of them all

Condolence from Gary & Ann on September 22nd, 2019 8:36 AM

So sorry to learn of Wally’s passing.

Condolence from Norm & Donna Middaugh on September 22nd, 2019 9:11 AM

What a shock to hear of Wally’s passing.
There are so many great memories from our hockey days.
No one could ever say that he didn’t live life to the fullest.
Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy and Bruce Cornish on September 22nd, 2019 9:41 AM

Mel, and Family

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please except our condolences
in this very difficult time. We are thinking of you, sending hugs.

Condolence from Gloria Pickering on September 22nd, 2019 10:06 AM

Sincerest sympathy to all of you as you come together to support each other through the sadness.

Condolence from BOB THOMSON on September 22nd, 2019 10:20 AM


Condolence from Joe O’Rourke on September 22nd, 2019 10:21 AM

So sorry to hear news of Wally’s passing. I have fond memories of playing hockey and ball with and against him. Wally always had a smile on his face and loved to make others laugh. A real good old boy!!
Sincere condolences to the family.
Joe + Betty O’Rourke

Condolence from Kim Veal on September 22nd, 2019 11:47 AM

Walter, Sarah and kids,

We are truly saddened to hear of Walter’s passing. He was always so friendly and a bonus Papa to little Leah on Duchess Ave for so many years. He always remembered to bring extra candy in his pocket for her after daycare too :)

He will be missed and remembered fondly by our family.

Our sincerest sympathy,

Dave, Kim, Leah and Brooklyn Veal

Condolence from Ken Needham on September 22nd, 2019 12:26 PM

RuthAnn and family

I am sorry for your loss. Such sad news. I have so many great memories of the time spent with Wally over the years. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all. Walter RIP my friend.

Condolence from Jack & flo oark on September 22nd, 2019 12:36 PM

Sorry to hear of wallys passing. He will be missed by many

Condolence from Kelly Livingstone on September 22nd, 2019 12:49 PM

RuthAnn and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. I have wonderful memories of the Exeter Express baseball
days. Thinking of you all during such a difficult time. Sending hugs and love to you all.

Condolence from Charles and Janice Vella on September 22nd, 2019 1:21 PM

RuthAnn & Family

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Walt. He will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Charles and Janice Vella

Condolence from Diane Hartwick on September 22nd, 2019 1:52 PM

Dear Ruth Ann and Family

So deeply sorry to hear of your loss.

Kevin &Diane Hartwick

Condolence from Peter Martens on September 22nd, 2019 2:42 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Walt was a great horseman, athlete and family man. He will be missed.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Peter Jackie and Tracey Martens

Condolence from Steven &Jo-Anne Carter on September 22nd, 2019 3:13 PM

We are so sorry for your loss! We are going to miss is smile and infectious laugh! He was one of the kindest men around! He was so proud of his kids and grandkids! He may be gone but he will live on in our hearts forever! Hugs Ruthann and family! ❤️

Condolence from Kevin and Kim Hern on September 22nd, 2019 3:27 PM

RuthAnn, Melanie, Walter, Melissa, Michele anf family.
We are so very sorry to hear about Walt. The many days/years watching the Exeter Express play ball all come back with wonderful memories. Walter was an amazing team mate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gentle Hugs,
Kevin and Kim

Condolence from patricia Jones on September 22nd, 2019 3:35 PM

So sorry for you loss. May you keep your memories of him close to your heart
Arthur and Patricia Jones

Condolence from Kristina and Tracy Wilcox on September 22nd, 2019 6:00 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

Tracy, Kristina & Emily Wilcox

Condolence from Bob Evans on September 22nd, 2019 6:00 PM

My condolences to the entire Parkinson family with special thoughts forJane.
Wally had such a weird & wonderful sense of humour:
Talking about hockey, he once said to me > “Bob, with your skilled body & my brain – we could make it to the NHL!!”
What a great & funny guy.
Bob Evans

Condolence from Katherine Turner on September 22nd, 2019 6:33 PM

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.
Katherine Turner
Rachel Turner, Kyle Jacomb and Oliver

Condolence from Shannon Matheson on September 22nd, 2019 6:35 PM

Dear Parkinson Family,

We are so saddened to learn of Walt’s passing, As a son, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother and an uncle, we reflect on the enormous loss this is for your family, but also on the great number of lives he touched and the number of people who loved him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Shannon & Mike

Condolence from Jo McInnis on September 22nd, 2019 7:21 PM

Jo McInnis

RuthAnn and family

We are saddened to hear about your loss. I was happy to have been able to see and say hello to Walter just last Wednesday. May it comfort you to know that we care about the sorrow you feel and that we are thinking about all of you.

Jim and Jo McInnis

Condolence from Doug and Fran Brenner and family on September 22nd, 2019 7:28 PM

Sorry for your loss
Thinking of you

Condolence from Colleen and Ernie Dobinson on September 22nd, 2019 9:25 PM

Walter , Sarah and Parkinson family. I am very sorry for your loss. I know these next few days will be very hard. Hold onto your memories and cherish the time you have had. Please let us know if you need anything.

Condolence from Jason & Jenn Paff on September 22nd, 2019 9:31 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Ron and Marianne Fereguson on September 22nd, 2019 10:48 PM

Dear Ruth Ann and family,
Conveying sincere sympathy on the sudden passing of a Husband, Father and Grand Father, – Walter.
Sorry for your loss!

Condolence from Gord and Joanne on September 23rd, 2019 7:41 AM

RuthAnn and family:

So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. We have so many great memories of hockey games and parties. He was a great family man and always looked on the bright side. He will be missed.

Condolence from Dorothy McKellar on September 23rd, 2019 8:14 AM

Michele and Family

So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Daphne Knights on September 23rd, 2019 9:03 AM

Michele, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. I know you have many great memories. Keep them close to your heart!

Condolence from Anne Cooper on September 23rd, 2019 9:06 AM

Dear Ruthanne and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Cristina Dinu on September 23rd, 2019 10:24 AM


I am so sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Brian & Sharon Haskett on September 23rd, 2019 10:28 AM

We have no words to express our love, respect and admiration for the Parkinson family. Such good memories of years on the baseball diamonds with the Arva Athletics and many more. Wally will be forever in our hearts.

Condolence from Suzanne Mathers & Brian Horner on September 23rd, 2019 11:02 AM

Ruth Ann & Family
So sadden to hear the news. We had many fun memories of Walt while with the Exeter Express.
Thinking of all of you.
Brian (Bernie) Horner & Suzanne Mathers

Condolence from Brian and Sandra Munro on September 23rd, 2019 11:10 AM

So sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. He was truly one of the nicest guys you could ever know. You have our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Richard T. Kennedy on September 23rd, 2019 11:18 AM

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Terry & Shelley Bourne on September 23rd, 2019 11:30 AM

RuthAnn and family:

Our sincerest condolences. Wally was a great guy; always fun to be around with a great sense of humor. There are many long lasting memories from the LI Jets and baseball days. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Vic & Denise Capitano on September 23rd, 2019 12:15 PM

RuthAnn & family,
Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Denise DeJong on September 23rd, 2019 1:01 PM

Michele – I am so, so sorry. I am thinking of you and your family.

Condolence from Norm Borg on September 23rd, 2019 1:04 PM

I cant tell you how deeply saddened I was to hear of Wally’s passing.

My deepest and most hearfelt condolences to the family

Condolence from Craig Boxer on September 23rd, 2019 2:14 PM

Dear Ruthann and family, we are so sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Craig and Nancy Boxer

Condolence from Pat and Steve Bestard on September 23rd, 2019 3:28 PM

So sorry to hear of your sad news. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With our love
Steve and Pat❤️

Condolence from Anita on September 23rd, 2019 3:35 PM

Dear Melanie and Family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Condolence from Shawnda Prelaz on September 23rd, 2019 4:21 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Michele and family.. Prayers for you to heal your heart..

Condolence from Ken andShirley (Heywood)Simpson on September 23rd, 2019 5:04 PM

RuthAnn and Family

RuthAnn and Family

We are sadden to hear Walter has passed away. He was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly.
May God wrap his arms around you and your family at difficult time.

Hugs Ken and Shirley

Condolence from Jim & Maureen Craig on September 23rd, 2019 6:01 PM

So sorry to hear about Wally , our thoughts and prayers are with all the Parkinson family.
Jim & Maureen Craig.

Condolence from John & Mary Walls on September 23rd, 2019 6:18 PM

RuthAnn and Family;
Thinking of you at this sad time. There will be many great memories to cherish.

Condolence from Bob and Lorette Mawson on September 23rd, 2019 7:00 PM

Sorry to hear of Walters passing, thinking of you all at this sad time .

Condolence from William and Helen Delorme on September 23rd, 2019 8:55 PM

William and Helen

RuthAnn and Family
Sad news of Walt passing, Walt enjoy his sports and so helpful
with his work. Keep the good memories .
Our Condolences.
William and Helen Delorme

Condolence from Clive and Marilyn (Hearn) Bowden on September 23rd, 2019 9:18 PM

We are sending deepest condolences to the whole Parkinson family. All the caring comments from family and friends show how many people will miss Walt. Cherish all the happy memories!

Condolence from Blair O. Keeling on September 24th, 2019 6:30 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Pat Riggin on September 24th, 2019 9:23 AM

So sad to hear of Walters passing,such a kind person.his warm smile and friendly hello will be missed by .many.

Condolence from Charles and Colleen Browning on September 24th, 2019 5:49 PM

Our sincere condolences to the Parkinson family. May you find comfort in the lasting memories of great moments spent with Walter.
Sincerely Charles and Colleen Browning.

Condolence from Kim Mckay on September 24th, 2019 8:43 PM

RuthAnn , Melanie and family
My deepest condolences in the loss of your Husband and Father,. May your wonderful memories help you in such a tragic loss.

Condolence from Linda Collins-Galbraith on September 24th, 2019 9:40 PM

Melanie and to the rest of your family-
My sincere condolences on the lost of your dad.

My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family.

Condolence from Brent Sterling on September 24th, 2019 11:37 PM

RuthAnn & Family,

Susan and I were very saddened to hear the news from my parents on the weekend. I have fond memories of Walt from many of the Oyster Dinners over the years. He was always so cheerful and fun to talk to. He always poked fun at my crazy choice to move to the big city. I looked forward to it every year. RuthAnn, Melanie, Walt Jr., Melissa and Michele, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Brent and Susan Sterling

Condolence from Joyce Marrinan & family on September 25th, 2019 1:13 AM

Ruth Ann & family
Our thoughts and sincere sympathy are bring sent to you and your family and the entire Parkinson family.
We enjoyed knowing Walter and your family when you were our Clandeboye neighbours.
He touched alot of avenues in his lifetime and will be remembered by many.. Reach out to family and friends for comfort during these dfficult times.

Joyce Marrinan & family
Rob and Deb Andrews

Condolence from Al & Norma Roselle on September 25th, 2019 8:14 AM

To the Parkinson Family
We would like to convey our deepest sympathy at Walter’s passing. Although we have lost touch over the years we often think of all the Parkinson Family.
Al & Norma Roselle

Condolence from Leona & Dave Morrissey on September 25th, 2019 11:15 AM

Our sincere condolences Ruth Ann & family. May you treasure your happy memories to help you @ this difficult time of loss.

Condolence from Frank on September 25th, 2019 2:36 PM

My condolences for your loss my prayers sent out to you and your family

Condolence from Ken and Louise Needham on September 25th, 2019 3:46 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all the Parkinson family. Such a sad day, but so many memories to keep in our hearts. Walt always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in those blue eyes. Our baseball days first brought us together as young friends, and we went on to spend so many happy times as our families were first starting out.

Condolence from Mabel Needham on September 25th, 2019 6:37 PM

Ruth Ann, Melanie, Walter and Sarah, Melissa and Laurie, Michele and Families
My heart breaks for your sorrow. Walt was a wonderful man. Gary and I knew you for years,through the horses, and other social events.We watched the kids grow into their teens and become wonderful adults. Walt always put his family first. He enjoyed life and he loved you all dearly. You miss him so much now but he will always be in your heart and your memories.
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
Mabel Needham

Condolence from Jim and Debbie Haskett on September 25th, 2019 8:46 PM

RuthAnn & Family,

So sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. The pictures show so many wonderful memories. Took me back to when the kids were little and made me smile. Hope the memories comfort all of you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
JIm and Debbie

Condolence from Darlene Dale on September 25th, 2019 9:06 PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Walter. Walter was a man with a big heart. He took good care of his wife, family, parents and friends. He was a kind and generous person. He will be greatly missed.

Darlene Dale

Condolence from Liz Hodgins & Alan Gates on September 26th, 2019 8:42 AM

RuthAnn & Family,

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Wally’s passed. We will remember his beautiful smile and great sense of humour. We have fond memories of hockey bus trips and to the race track to see Lady DM. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this difficult time. ❤️

Liz & Al

Condolence from Nancy Newton on September 26th, 2019 10:54 AM

Dear Ruth Ann, Melanie, Melissa, Michelle, Walt Jr and Sarah, Gloria and families,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Walt’s passing. It was always such fun to see and visit with him. He was a lovely man who left too young! You are in my thoughts.

Condolence from Kelly Southcott on September 27th, 2019 7:44 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Ron McRae on September 29th, 2019 5:43 PM

Ruth Ann and Family,
I always looked forward to my weekly visits with Walt when he worked all those years for the OPPMB. He was a gentleman with people as well as the animals. I observed him sorting out a stressed animal to give it special care on many occasions. He never seemed to be in a rush, but he could move a group of animals quickly and humanely.
Of course we had to talk baseball or hockey and especially about his beloved Montreal Canadians
My sincere condolences,
Ron McRae

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