Edward Parkinson

PARKINSON

Edward Arthur (Ted)

12 October, 1924 – 22 August, 2008

We regret to announce Ted’s death last Friday at

Vernon Hospice House, after prolonged

complications and illness resulting from a stroke.

Ted was born in Newry, County Down, Northern

Ireland. After completing his engineering degree

at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, he married

Sheila Anne Low (Sally) of County Tipperary, Ireland.

Together they immigrated to South Africa where

Ted began work as an electrical engineer. He and

his young family later moved on to Canada, fi nally

settling in Vernon, BC. Ted’s career developed at

BC Hydro, where he participated in critical years

of expansion of electrical power throughout the

interior of the province. His love of motorcycles in

his early years later turned to cars and fi nally to the

design, construction and fl ying of model airplanes.

Ted leaves his wife of sixty years, Sally, and his four

children: Anna France (Douglas) of Perth, Ontario;

Amanda Miller (Michael) of Vancouver; Michael

Parkinson of Coldstream; and Maureen Parkinson

of Vancouver. He also leaves his four

grandchildren, John and Richard France and Sarah

and Max Miller.

Ted’s funeral service will be held at All Saint’s

Anglican Church on Friday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the

North Okanagan Hospice Society.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral

Home 250-542-0155.