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George Ernest Parkin Obituary | 1940 – 2024

George Ernest Parkin Obituary | 1940 – 2024
Growing up, George enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers and friends, and pestering anyone that could take it.
Growing up, George enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers and friends, and pestering anyone that could take it.

George Ernest Parkin Obituary | 1940 – 2024

February 9, 2024
February 9, 2024

George Parkin, born Aug. 24, 1940, in Creston, B.C., passed away Jan. 6, 2024, in Victoria, B.C.

George spent a lot of his life working in the oilfield industry all through Western Canada. He always enjoyed his work, travelling and his family. George always called Pincher Creek home and enjoyed the mountains and wildlife.

When George moved to Crofton in 2016, he never failed to mention that there was no wind out there, and his first question would be, “Is it windy there today?”

George always had time for a scotch or a coffee and a story or two. You never knew if the story was true or not because George always made it so believable, however there were always some parts that made you think it was probably made up.

Growing up, George enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers and friends, and pestering anyone that could take it.

George loved spending time with his grandkids, if it was playing crib, camping at the river, going for drives, going for a coffee and butterhorn or breakfast at Mrs. P’s.

He had a smile that would light up a room, and a kind word for everyone.

George will be greatly missed by his wife, Linda Beer; children Kevin (Colleen), Marc (Lisa) and Vickie; grandchildren Amanda (Nathan), Nicole, Jessica (Andrew), Alyssa (Jack), Tamara (Ian), Spencer, Quinn (Meranda), Tyree (Brittany), Kyra (Mark) and Krysten (Coady); stepson Ken (Shannon); and 17 great-grandchildren.

George is survived by brothers John (Carole) and Ken (Sharon), sisters Mary and Gert (Herb), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George was predeceased by his late wife, Betty (2006); his parents, John and Johanna; brothers Hank (Ev), Gary, Lorne and Brian; stepdaughter Kristine; and daughter-in-law Carrie.

 

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George Parkin, born Aug. 24, 1940, in Creston, B.C., passed away Jan. 6, 2024, in Victoria, B.C.

George spent a lot of his life working in the oilfield industry all through Western Canada. He always enjoyed his work, travelling and his family. George always called Pincher Creek home and enjoyed the mountains and wildlife.

When George moved to Crofton in 2016, he never failed to mention that there was no wind out there, and his first question would be, “Is it windy there today?”

George always had time for a scotch or a coffee and a story or two. You never knew if the story was true or not because George always made it so believable, however there were always some parts that made you think it was probably made up.

Growing up, George enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers and friends, and pestering anyone that could take it.

George loved spending time with his grandkids, if it was playing crib, camping at the river, going for drives, going for a coffee and butterhorn or breakfast at Mrs. P’s.

He had a smile that would light up a room, and a kind word for everyone.

George will be greatly missed by his wife, Linda Beer; children Kevin (Colleen), Marc (Lisa) and Vickie; grandchildren Amanda (Nathan), Nicole, Jessica (Andrew), Alyssa (Jack), Tamara (Ian), Spencer, Quinn (Meranda), Tyree (Brittany), Kyra (Mark) and Krysten (Coady); stepson Ken (Shannon); and 17 great-grandchildren.

George is survived by brothers John (Carole) and Ken (Sharon), sisters Mary and Gert (Herb), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George was predeceased by his late wife, Betty (2006); his parents, John and Johanna; brothers Hank (Ev), Gary, Lorne and Brian; stepdaughter Kristine; and daughter-in-law Carrie.

 

 

 

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Table setting of wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.