OBITUARY

Gordon Francis James Parish

15 August, 19455 May, 2021

Our beloved Gord passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2021, alone at Mackenzie Health hospital, as a result of lack of adequate and timely care. Gord wasn’t allowed to be visited in person by his loved ones during his 24-day stay at the hospital, due to rigid, inhumane COVID protocols, and while he critically needed our love and support, we could not be there to comfort him in person. We will never forget.

Gord was Zeina’s loving husband and Anita’s and Francis’s devoted father. Known for his kindness and generosity, Gord would never hesitate to offer help and comfort to family, friends or anyone who needed it. In the Hockey community, Gord was known as ‘the ultimate hockey dad’, offering unwavering support and guidance to his son, Francis, to pursue his dream of becoming an OHL and eventually an NHL hockey player. Gord is gone too soon, but Francis will pursue this dream and hopes his dad would be ‘hovering’ around to see it come true.

Gord is gone too soon. We will miss his endless comforting hugs.

Gordie, we love you and miss you tremendously, and will keep you forever in our hearts.

Zeina, Anita and Francis

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Paul Chisholm

20 May 2021

Dear Zeina, Anita and Francis,

I am so saddened for your loss. Gord was a proud family man, friend and colleague. It was always great to spend time with him in the office, in the rink and all points in between. His sense of humour and his kind nature will be missed. Thinking of you and hoping you find peace and comfort through this difficult time.

Paul

Robin Morton

16 May 2021

I remember Gord (Wee Gord) from the 1970's in Montreal. His sense of humour was ever-present. In fact some of his little quips are remembered and still mentioned among old friends to this very day.
He will be missed but not forgotten.
Robin Morton

Sharon Smith

14 May 2021

Good-bye, my friend. You had to go alone. How brave. How courageous.
Only know we were as near to you as we could be, in our heavy hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace.
Do they have Tim Horton’s in heaven; your go to? I’m having a Tim’s right now, as I write to you, saluting you my friend, Gord.

Rita Singh

13 May 2021

I first met Gordon Parish, when I was working in the Finance Department in the year 2011.
I told him when I heard his name Gordon, it reminded me of my previous boss, whose name was also Gordon.
For the short time when I worked in the Finance Department, I found Gord to be very pleasant and approachable.
I am deeply saddened by his passing.
My prayers and condolences go out to all of his family, friends and acquaintances.
"Those we love never leave us, for their beautiful memories, are imprinted on our hearts forever".
May you Rest in Peace.

Rita Singh
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Allen Murray

13 May 2021

We were saddened to learn of the loss of Gord. Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this sad time. Gord was a valued member of the TCHC Facilities Management team and he will be missed. Gord may be gone, but he will not be forgotten.

Alan Liang

13 May 2021

Gordon was a great colleague and a dear friend.
I’m going to miss your sense of humour that always puts a smile on our face. I’m going to miss ordering soup for you at Subway. (Also I think you are the only person that thinks they have the best soup because every time you say “this is the best soup ever”). I’m going to miss all the stories you share with us about Anita and Francis. And most of all, I’m going to miss seeing you in your cubicle.
The office will never be the same without you Gord. You will always be in our hearts.
Alan Liang

Reaud Singh

13 May 2021

Gord will be greatly missed at work and at the hockey arena. I will miss discussing minor hockey with Gord, as it was something we always ended up talking about, even if we were initially discussing a work matter. Gord really was an "all in" hockey dad!

Thoughts and prayers go out to entire family at this most difficult time.

Nayla naylaf@sympatico.ca

13 May 2021

Our family will not be the same without you, Gord. Your caring personality, empathy and generosity will remain with us forever. You loved your family unconditionally and gave it all you have. We miss you very much.

Kevin, Kelly, Chris Stewart

13 May 2021

Dear Zeina, Francis and Anita,

We had the pleasure of meeting Gord through hockey, as our boys played on the same team in 2019-20. Gord was a very devoted and supportive hockey dad, and always made time for everyone. His presence at the rink will be missed but not forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to the Parrish Family from Chris and the Stewart Family.

Dimitry and Nadiya Zuyev

13 May 2021

Gord was a great Hockey Dad, always arriving to arena with his son Francis well in advance for multiple practices and games. Staying after or coming over to cheer for other teams. He was really passionate about hockey, but managed to control his emotions during ups and downs of the games. He helped a lot our family with multiple car pools, getting boys to the rinks, making sure they drop by some place to eat after intense practices. And most of all helping his son, Francis, to achieve great successes in playing hockey, truly believing in him and supporting his talent. Gord is a great example of how any hockey parent should be. ( Dimitry and Nadiya Zuyev)

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