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Born: Jul 14, 1941

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2022

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Alan Roland Parkinson passed away on December 31, 2022 at Carman Hospital following a short illness.
He was predeceased by his parents, Roland and Alice Parkinson in 1997 and 2008 respectively.
He is survived by Greauin; cousins, Bob Laing, Doreen (Laing) Bray, Joan (Wynne) Lidster, Marilyn (Wynne) Vinet, Anne McFarlane, Judy Curtis and special friends, Dianne and Marge.
Alan was born July 17, 1941 and grew up in Winnipeg attending school and graduating from St. James Collegiate. While a young boy he was a member of the Cubs and Boys Scouts of Winnipeg. Following high school, he attended the University of Manitoba taking Agriculture in 1960. During this time, he spent summers and weekends farming. He then moved to Elm Creek to live with relatives Jack and Lois Wynne. At this time, he started farming with Grandad Laing, Jack Wynne and Charlie Laing.
During the summer he farmed and in the winter, had numerous jobs – bartender at the Grandview Hotel in Elm Creek, worked in a bush camp in Sioux Lookout and spent two winters at Universal Machine in Winnipeg.
He was a member of the Elm Creek Kinsmen, Elm Creek Curling Club and the Elm Creek Legion. Curling, golfing, hunting, travelling and fishing were some of his favourite things to do.
In 1970 he built a house three miles north of Elm Creek when he married Greauin Hempel and they started farming on their own. When he started to lose his eyesight, he rented his land and did so until he sold and moved into Elm Creek in 2004.
Parky (as he was known to everyone) had a great memory. Family members would always go to him for family history. Visits were very important to him and although he was limited to things he could do, he loved hearing about activities of family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who visited him, to Palliative Care, to Carman Hospital for their excellent care and to Doyle's Funeral Home.
Memorial donations can be made to Elm Creek Housing Corp., Box 314, Elm Creek, MB R0G 0N0 (Heritage Manor) or to a charity of your choice.
At his request there will be no funeral, but a Come-and-Go time of remembrance will be held at the Elm Creek Community Hall on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Doyle's Funeral Home
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our condolences to Parky's family and his to friends Diane & Marg. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great man. - Posted by: Doug & Pat McCormick (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2023

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