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Kay Parker

Obituary of Kay Parker

Bedford, Aug 4, 1939 – Feb 21, 2021. The family of Kay Parker are saddened to announce her passing, on February 21, 2021, at the age of 81, at Bedford Campus of the Northwood Centre.

Kay was born in Spry Harbour, to the late Audrey and Hazen Cameron. Little sister to the late Una Richardson. Kay is the wife of the late Albert Parker. She is survived by her daughter, Faith (Bruce), son, Hazen (Nicole), step-daughter, Debbie (Carl) and grandchildren, Carrie, Dale, Tyler, Mitchell, Connor, Jayden and the late Jonathan. Great-grandchildren Breanna, Hailey, Emily, Brody and Peyton. Kay was also beloved by her nieces, Donna Allen and Beth Mongeon, as well as sister-in-law, Marie (Allan) Parker.

Throughout much of her life Kay worked as a registered nurse, compassionately caring for young and old. She worked in hospitals and end-of-life care. She became an RN in the early 1960’s and returned to university nearly 20 years later to further her education. Kay was always there for her family, especially on the medical front – the go-to person for every ache and pain, cut, bruise and sprain. She provided reassuring advice and always comfort. In earlier years, she enjoyed both water and down hill skiing, figure skating, gymnastics, travel, crafting, writing and painting. She was a fantastic cook - which was only one of her several superpowers. She loved a great meal, especially a scrumptious lobster dinner, and found joy in the little things. She had an infectious laugh – inherited by her daughter, who also followed in her care-giver footsteps. Kay was courageous, strong, smart, passionate, devoted, nurturing and generous. Kay will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Every day without her will be empty. Her radiance has now transcended.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke foundation. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.