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Edith Parker

Edith Mary Parker, a beloved mother and resident of Grand Bay-Westfield, peacefully passed away on July 28, 2023, at the age of 79, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 23, 1944, in Saint John, NB to Duncan and Wenonah MacDonald. Edith spent her early years in Fowlers Corner until the family was relocated due to the Army Base’s expropriation. They then settled in Hampton for a few years before finally establishing their home in Westfield, where Edith lived for the remainder of her life.

Edith leaves behind a legacy of love and nurturing, survived by her five daughters: Christina (David) Parker-Snyder, Sheila (Neil Hoag) Parker, Donna (Derrick Berry) Parker, Kimberly (Paul) Durling, and Michelle (Darren Sears) Parker. She was also a cherished grandmother to Crystal, Matthew, Amy, Tyler, and step-grandchildren Tiffany, Mallory, Russell, Farah, and Leon. Additionally, Edith had several great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Helen (Donald) Parker and Sadie DeLong, were always dear companions.

In joining her beloved husband Bob Parker, who passed away in 2020, Edith was reunited with her parents, Duncan and Wenonah MacDonald, and her brothers Hugh MacDonald, Duncan MacDonald, and Ronald Shields. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Kimberly Kemp. Bob and Edith spent eight precious months together at the Church of St. John St. Stephen Nursing Home.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at St. John St. Stephen for their exceptional care during Edith’s final four years. She was a longtime member of St. Augustine’s Parish, actively participating in the St. Augustine’s Women’s Society, the Legion of Mary, and serving as a Catechist. Edith selflessly dedicated her time to volunteering for various charitable organizations such as the Cancer Society, Heart Fund, and the Red Cross. She was known for her acts of kindness, her lack of judgment towards others, and her ability to remain calm even in turbulent situations. Edith had an unwavering love for animals throughout her life, from her cherished childhood horse, Rowdy, and cat, Fluffy, to her beloved dog, Annie, in her later years. Growing up, the home was always filled with the presence of dogs and cats.

Visitation for Edith will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, located at 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB. Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects on Wednesday, August 2, between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 3, at 1:00 pm in the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Augustine’s Cemetery in Grand Bay-Westfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the ALS Society of Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.fundyfuneralhome.com.

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