Anthony Noel Parkinson
December 24, 1935 – February 4, 2020
Anthony Noel Parkinson December 24, 1935 – February 4, 2020
Tony was born in London, UK on December 24, 1935. During the war the family moved to Birmingham where Tony he grew up and eventually met Nadine. He served in the British Army from 1957 until 1959 and married Nadine on April 26, 1958 while still in the service. Once he had demobilized he went to college to earn an Engineering Degree with a Speciality in Hydraulics. After graduating he worked for a number of companies and moved around England. His eldest son Ian was born in Birmingham in 1964 and Ross in Kidderminster in 1967. In 1969 he transferred with Vickers to Toronto. Ever a man for adventure and a new experience he and his family moved to Thunder Bay in 1974 where he lived his dream to build his own home on 40 acres of land outside of Thunder Bay. He loved all things mechanical with a life-long passion for motorcycles, tools, fixing and building things. He was an avid runner, hiker and rock climber and enjoyed these activities into his 80s. He was a quiet and faithful Christian who spent much time every day praying for others. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Nadine. His sons, Ian and Ross and a treasured grandson, Thomas.
A celebration of life for Anthony will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON L4G6W8.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Parkinson family.
Celebration of Life
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thompson Funeral Home
530 Industrial Parkway South
Anthony Noel Parkinson
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Lee & Scott Keddie
February 7, 2020
To the ‘Parkie’’ family. So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. We really enjoyed your family at the Baptist church and any time we met anywhere or were together. Tony had a lovely disposition and had a sincere interest in people. Praying for your family at this time of sorrow.
Jim and Sylvia Gilchrist
February 6, 2020
We are saddened to learn of Tony's passing. Tony was a friend, colleague and neighbour where we live. We got to know and respect him as a Board and committee member at the condo. Tony's quiet dedication to any task, his willingness to help out when needed and the valuable insights he displayed when problem solving were three of his hallmarks. He was a good friend and a man to be admired. He will be missed.
We extend our sympathy to Nadine and family. Tony is in our thoughts. Jim and Sylvia Gilchrist