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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, wife and grandmother, Jean Eileen Parker, on Thursday, November 7, 2019. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Jean is survived by her loving husband Bill; children, Donna (Gerry), Kim (Scott), Tina (John) and Mark (Sarah). She is also survived by her sister Louise (Bill); and brothers, Bruce (Ila) and Marven (Ethel); ten grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Mom was predeceased by her mother, Sophie Desjarlais; father, Daniel Desjarlais; and sister, Helen Erickson.
She loved playing Pass the Ace at family gatherings, and always had peppermints. Jean was an avid Jets fan.
As per Jean's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.
We wish to thank the staff at Palliative Care for their love and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Jean's beautiful smiles always greeted me at church. She will be missed. After my Mom passed away, Jean was always prepared to offer me a cherished "Mom Hug" which were greatly appreciated. My condolences to you and your family Kim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Gisele Howarth (Acquaintance) on: Nov 14, 2019

  • My thoughts go out to Uncle Bill, Donna, Kim, Mark and Tina. I will always remember Auntie Jean's smile and kind nature. I have many fond memories of her at family gatherings over the years. Those I will hold dear. God has is arms around her now that we can be sure. Love Lynne, Scott, Kailee and Todd. - Posted by: Lynne McGibney (Niece) on: Nov 12, 2019

  • We are saddened to hear of dear Jean's passing. Our sincere condolences & prayers for you Kim & your family. I will miss her hugs & beautiful smile at our table😢💗 Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Grace Reimer (Church friend) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Jean's hugs and smiles at church! Hugs and prayers during this difficult time. - Posted by: Art and Arlene Phillips (Friends) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Jean was a friendly smile at church every week. I will miss seeing her smile, but rejoice that she is with her Heavenly Father now. Praying God's peace and comfort over those who remain behind who mourn her passing. - Posted by: Jenn Friesen (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • My thoughts go out to all the Parker family and extended family. We all loved Jean, who I always knew as Nanny, as an energetic and happy person who loved to be around family. I recall a few competitive Chase the Ace games! I am sorry for your loss and happy that you have memories to treasure. Much love. - Posted by: Kathy Davidson (Extended family) on: Nov 09, 2019

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