Laurie Allan Parsons

10 August, 194719 April, 2021

In Loving Memory of Laurie Allan PARSONS

Laurie Allan Parsons was 73 years of age when he passed away on April 19, 2021 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, British Columbia with his wife Joanne Parsons by his side. Laurie was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Osborne and Jean on August 10, 1947. Laurie married Joanne on December 31, 1983 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Laurie is preceded in death by his mother, father and brother, Terry.

He is survived by his Wife, Joanne Parsons; Son, Darren Parsons; Sister Sharon White; Brother, Brian Parsons; Granddaughters, Kaylee Parsons and Jaycee Parsons; Sister-in-Law, Judy Parsons; Sister Sharon Almas (David); Brother, Brian Parker, (Marie); Nephews, Kevin Parsons (Darlene Cashin) and Shawn Parsons (Rhonda); Niece, Trina McNamara (Mack); Nephews David John, Benjamin & Matthew; Grand Niece, Kayla Parsons; Grand Nephews, Cole Parsons and Connor McNamara; Godson, Darshan Sidhoo and Goddaughter, Kendra Gattey; plus many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. A special mention to Uncle Ron Parsons and Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Earl O’Neil, who spent many wonderful hours on the phone talking with Laurie over the years.

“You can shed tears because they are gone, Or you can smile because they lived. You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that they left for you. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them. Or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday, You can remember only that they are gone, Or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, Or you can do what they would want. Smile, Open your heart, Love...and go on. —Elizabeth Ammons

Sincere Thanks to Dr. MacDonald and staff at the Kamloops Cancer Clinic, Dr. Jason O’Connell and everyone at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home - they are true angels,

Due to the restrictions at this time, the family wishes to have a Celebration of Laurie’s Life at a later date. We do, however, encourage family and friends to send condolences and messages of support through the Schoening Funeral Home Site

In Lieu of flowers memorials or donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Foundations in his honour.

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services 250-374-1454


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Fred/Carol Green

5 May 2021

Laurie was the best friend, neighbour, pet parent, wine maker and fisherman.
This world is not a better place without him. The next world will be.
Fred and Carol

Deborah MacDonald

4 May 2021

Laurie was a dear friend and the best dog uncle ever! We greatly admire the strength he showed in his hard fought battle with cancer.
If there is indeed an after life, we hope he has a steak sandwich in one hand, a fishing pole in the other and is with Shelby, Geisha, Oliver and Squeak.
Love and miss you!!!
Ritchie, Deborah, Toby and Roscoe MacDonald

Al & Lorraine Palmer

30 April 2021

We met Laurie and Joanne about 12 years ago. We had common interests - our dogs,(Geisha and Smokey), and golf. Laurie and Al hit it off with their fly fishing. Laurie made some wonderful flys for us.. They are out performing anything we have ever used.
RIP Laurie!

Janet Langlois

30 April 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Laurie for a short time. Each time I saw him he always brought a smile to my face .... as he always had a smile on his.
My little dog Bella, absolutely loved him, as he did her in the short time they spent together.
Many blessings to you Laurie and your beautiful wife Joanne... you know she will be cared for.
Happy fishing and catch many heavens lakes. You are at Peace. 😇

Michael Savory

29 April 2021

Laurie was one of my favorite people in the world. He was a kind, caring person with a great sense of humor.
He and Joanne became very close friends almost instantly after meeting in Arizona.
He will be missed by anyone who knew him.
All our Love, Mike and Linda

Marilyb Mattson

29 April 2021

We had tons of fun playing golf with the scramblers ⛳️
And parking lot after the game
Lots of conversation and a bit of wine🍷
You will b missed by all who knew you🙏🏻

Wanda Malley

29 April 2021

Although I only met Laurie a handful of times in my life, I remember a gregarious man. Full of life. He was always smiling. His smile was infectious.

I believe that there are just so many special people put on this earth for a very short time. Laurie was one of them.

He will be forever missed and fondly remembered by all who had the good fortune to meet him.

Many hearts are heavy with sorrow for the loss of this kind generous soul, mine included.

God bless and keep you in his loving embrace.

Sherry Longaphy

25 April 2021

I will always hold my favorite memories of Laurie behind the counter at his butcher shop and dancing at Nick's wedding in Prince Edward Island. He was a lovely and kind man.

Nicholas Longaphy

24 April 2021

Laurie was a wonderful man to work for, and with. My wife and family and pass on our condolences.

Judith Parsons

23 April 2021

Most of all I will remember Laurie...for his SMILE...his enduring matter what...laughter was always in the air .........Love Sister in Law...JUDY🧡