Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON



14 April, 192711 November, 2019

PARR, Michael Harry It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael on Monday, November 11th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Mary for 70 years. Dad of Michael (Phyllis) and Malcolm (Danielle). Adored granddad of Sarah, Sadie, Julia and great granddaughter Racquel. As per Michael’s wishes there will be no service and cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the COURTICE FUNERAL HOME, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, (905-432-8484). If you would like to make a charitable donation in Michael’s honour, please consider Wolf Awareness Inc.org. Online condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com. “And when I have to die and you be near, O grieve not on that day, my dear, my dear.” Michael Parr



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Gary Lawless

14 November 2019

I am fortunate to have had that very positive experience through being Mike's itinerant neighbour in recent years and the happy recipient of his recyclable New Yorker magazines. Faithfully delivered in batches of three or four at a time, they were usually accompanied by Mike's disdain for the crude language throughout much of the contemporary short fiction. I will miss his perennial threat of cancelling the subscription which again, to my benefit, he accomplished only recently. He appreciated both fine fermentation and triple distillation and, if you think that poetry should be much more than lines of prose cut into shorter bits, then he's your man. A laurel crown for this true poet and wonderful (wonder-full) human being.
With fond memories and deepest sympathy,
Gary Lawless

Michael Parr

14 November 2019

My Dear Old Dad.
That is who he was and that is who he will always be.
He was very passionate about many things. Especially love. And occasionally Guinness.
You will always inspire me to be a better person.
Love you.
Michael Jr.

Malcolm Parr

13 November 2019

Not really expecting to see any response to this notification but , sadly, that means that people didn't get to meet Dad and they have missed out in a very positive human experience. He was a thoughtful man who had a wonderful relationship with the English language. His love for his family and his wife may not be unique but were dearly appreciated by those who were on the receiving side of the love and attention. We were lucky. We love you Dad.