John (Jack) Henwood Charles Parker
Surrounded by his loving family, John (Jack) Henwood Charles Parker passed away peacefully on February 4, 2015, following a brief hospital stay. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Clare, his 2 daughters: Bev Clarke (Ted) of Burnaby and Coleen Cochrane (Wayne Bowes) of Chilliwack, his 2 grand-children: Sara Dzaman (Kirk) of Chilliwack and Jayme Cochrane (Steph Sonnleitner) of Vancouver and his 3 great grand-daughters: Abby, Emma and Olivia Dzaman. Jack was born on December 30, 1921 in Chilliwack and he lived here for his entire life. Jack had many accomplishments and achievements during his life. He was a World War II RCAF Veteran who served his country as an aircraft mechanic in England. When he returned from the war he married Clare on October 24, 1950 in Chilliwack. He went on to own/operate the family store, Totem Stores Ltd. on Mill Street, before becoming a realtor for many years, finally retiring from Re-Max. Jack was a lifetime member of the Chilliwack Curling Club and enjoyed many a day there, socializing and drinking coffee. Jack was also Chairman of the Cultus Lake Park Board for many years. His enjoyment of the lake began when he was a young boy, when his family first purchased a summer cabin there. The family continues to enjoy the cabin that Jack and Clare purchased in 1959 and they are proud to continue his legacy. Jack and Clare were one of the first home owners on Munro Street, now Candow Street, building a home there in 1956. They sold the house in the fall of 2013 and moved to the Lynnwood Retirement Home, where they enjoyed the social atmosphere and tea times. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jack’s name to the Chilliwack Curling Club Junior Curling Program. Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00pm, from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack.
Reception to follow at Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-792-1344