Obituary of Sid M. Parsons
PARSONS SID - It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden passing of Sidney Milton Parsons at the Charlotte County Hospital, on Sunday July 16th, 2023 with his family by his side.
He was a loving husband, father, Poppie and friend. Survived by his wife Mary, daughters Tanya Parsons and Juanita (Sean) Woodside, grandchildren Corrine, Connor, Kyra, Koen & Rees, great grandchildren Vivian and Elsie, father in law Ralph Dow and many other family members.
He was predeceased by his son Simeon Parsons, parents Henry & Greta (Lang) Parsons, brother Noel Parsons and mother in law Iva Dow.
Sid was born October 18, 1949 in Bonne Bay, Nfld to Greta (Lang) and Henry Parsons where he lived until he moved to Ontario; where he started his career as a registered nursing assistant in Brampton Hospital; where he could meet his future wife. Sid worked at various jobs across Canada while visiting family members on his travels. He managed a small airport in Leaf Rapids, MB, managed a bar in Port aux Basques NL, drove semi – truck for a few years. He was a member of Kiwanis in the 80’s. He worked as a crane operator in the construction of the Lepreau Generating Station, a supervisor at Saint John Shipbuilding for training, was a tower crane operator, hosting engineer. He was a foreman in the construction of the Confederation Bridge in PEI. He also worked as a crane operator foreman for Syncrude in Fort McMurray. He was a member of the CUPE 946 Crane Operators Union until present.
He enjoyed his trips back home to Nfld to visit his many cousins who were more like siblings.
He enjoyed playing crib weekly with his good friend Eric Jay. Anyone who came in contact with Sid would get a happy dose of his quick wit and sense of humour. But his biggest enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren, sharing stories and his wisdom. He was the best Poppie a child could ask for and will be dearly missed.
As per Sid’s request Cremation will take place. And there will be no funeral service. His cremains will be taken back to Newfoundland in his home town at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Assoc, would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.vom
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street St. Stephen, NB e3L 2B2 (506 – 466 – 3110)
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