December 26, 2020
1934-2020 ~ Sid Parker passed away on December 26th after a short stay in hospital. Sid, the youngest of 5 brothers, started life on the family homestead at Loon Lake SK. The family moved to Vancouver where he later met and married Kathleen (Kay) Jones originally from Major SK.
Sid and Kay moved to Coronation AB as the proud owners of Parker’s Variety Store, with a second store in Consort for a few years. He was active in the Coronation Kinsmen Club, the Lions Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He was on Town Council for many years and was acting mayor for a time. He enjoyed working with people to create social activities where people could come together.
They retired in the Okanagan in 1991 but sadly, Kay passed away a year later. However, Sid made friends easily and he had many happy years in Kelowna and then Vernon. He was interested in the world around him and his passport was filled with stamps.
Music was a big part of his life and while he couldn’t play an instrument, performers need appreciative audience members, and Sid was certainly that. He was a very active volunteer with the Okanagan Symphony where he met Patricia Corbet who was his loving partner for many years.
In 2016 he moved to Edmonton to be with his family: Elisebeth and David Checkel and grandsons Ryan Checkel and Patrick Checkel (Caitlyn Vliet); and Judy and Richard Laslo.
If you remember Sid, please take a minute to think of him and maybe raise a glass in his memory.
Donations to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra would be gratefully received.Obituary
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