Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family, Genevieve Parsons (nee Sparkes) in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Rex, her parents Galpine & Pearl, and sister Judy. Left with beautiful memories, her son Robert (Gale), daughters Janet Jay Parsons (Eric Davidson), Laura Windrim (Dave); Grandchildren Lance, Liam, Ethan, MacKenzie, Sophie, Sam, Matthew and Elizabeth and great granddaughter Poppy. Also left to mourn are brother Lester (Ray) Sparkes (Rosemary), sister Yvonne Cooper (Lloyd), brothers-in-law David Morris and John Parsons, sister-in-law Joan Bowler (Paul) and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Born in Glovertown, raised in Glenwood, she met Rex, the love of her life while he worked on the Gander River bridge. She graduated from the Grace School of Nursing in 1960 and after a few years set aside her career to focus on raising their three children. Continuing to follow her nursing instincts, she volunteered with the Women’s Auxiliary Group at the Waterford Hospital. Genevieve loved to paint, and her beautiful gardens were often her subjects. Many of her pieces adorn family homes, and others were donated to auctions benefiting various charities. She was an accomplished baker and cook and loved to entertain.
Early years were spent with the kids in the woods, on rivers, and snowmobiling at their cabin in Gambo. Genevieve and Rex also loved their sailboat, and friends at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht club. They spent years exploring our amazing waters and shores. Genevieve and Rex were avid world travelers and had many wonderful adventures in foreign lands. Later years were spent enjoying their trailer touring the province, and spending time with friends at their cabin in Spread Eagle, Trinity Bay.
The family would like to thank her wonderful caregivers with a special note to Denise Hiscock, whose companionship and gentleness added warmth and comfort to Mom each day.
Family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Wednesday, July 7 from 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. Covid protocols and regulations will be followed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Genevieve’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
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October 25 1939 to July 4 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Genevieve Doris Parsons nee Sparkes October 25 1939 to July 4 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: St-John’s, Province: T-N