April 2 1933 December 28 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Thomson Low Parkinson, age 84, on Thursday, December 28, 2017. John, or to his Highland family, Iain, was born in Aberdeen Scotland on April 2, 1933, to Alice and John Parkinson. He enjoyed a happy and active childhood filled with interests in Cadets, gliding, cycling, and Family. He graduated from Aberdeen Grammar School and then as an Engineer from the University of Aberdeen with a post-grad in London. Working at Parkinson’s, John found himself in the lovely Highland village of Helmsdale where he met his best pal and love of his life, Betty MacKintosh. John and Betty were married 2 years later, and have been inseparable ever since.
A significant figure in so many lives, John was an Aberdeen City Councillor, Burgess of Aberdeen City and past Master of the Hammermen Incorporated Trades and grew his firm to become a large successful enterprise.
John enjoyed his later years in Victoria BC., Canada. He was always a devoted Family man with four fine bairns: Kathleen, Morag, Aileen and John. He was a father figure to his nieces, Catherine and Helen MacKay. The sons and daughter-in-law were warmly welcomed to the family – Duncan, Nicky, Jack, and Scott. John loved his grandchildren Ruaridh, Calum, Chris, and Olwyn. He always made time to encourage, support, teach, love and play with his Family. Many wonderful times together full of Love, Life, and Laughter.
John’s Faith was always important to him. He ran Sunday School, youth groups, and was a stalwart fundraiser for the Presbyterian Church in Scotland and in Canada. His Faith carried him throughout his life.
John will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many.
A heartfelt thank you for the loving care and gentle staff of the AICU and 7B South of the Victoria General Hospital and for their care and support to John and his family.
A Funeral Service and reception marking John’s life will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 in the Sequoia Center at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC. A private family interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the local BC Cancer Agency 2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation email@example.com would be greatly appreciated.
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