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South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

OBITUARY

Gregory Nathan Parchello

October 15, 1980July 13, 2020

Greg (Jr.) was born in the Prince Albert, SK, on October 15, 1980 and passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2020. Left to mourn are his parents, Josephine and Greg (Sr.); sister Sara (Grant) and niece Sadie; sister Erin (Willy); nephew Will and niece Isla. Also left to mourn are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Greg was predeceased by grandparents Patrick and Maggie McBennett (of Ireland) and William and Audrey Parchello (of New Brunswick).

Greg grew up in Prince Albert and made many lifelong friends. He played baseball, volleyball, and was an outstanding goalie in soccer and hockey. He also loved to fish at Morning Lake in the Churchill River system catching many pickerel and northern pike.

In 1995, Greg moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta with his parents. In Grand Prairie, Greg was a member of the freestyle ski team. It was amazing to watch him blast through moguls in the Rocky Mountain ski resorts.

Again, he continued to add to his list of close friends. Following graduation from high school, Greg moved with his parents to the USA in 2000. Greg attended East Mississippi community college where he developed his love for computers. There, he worked as a service consultant for a computer company in Starkville, Mississippi.

Greg was a world traveler: Thailand, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Hawaii, and Ireland. When Greg returned to live in Calgary in 2007, he came proud owner of his computer repair business, the Computer Midwife.

Greg was fearless and his youthful bravado was disarming at times. He was an aspiring comedian and also served as an extra on movie and TV series being filmed in the Calgary area.

Greg leaves a deep void in the hearts of his family and friends.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. “ -Shakespeare

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Alex Cook

August 4, 2020

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Although Greg and I were never really close, I knew him well enough to be fond of Greg's demeanor and personality. He was always friendly to me and enjoyable to be around. I would have met Greg when we were both going to high school in Grande Prairie. Although we never went to the same high school, we were in the same group of friends. Some people were the life of the party, and he was one of them. Sadly, the first time I had seen him in person in years, and the last time I had seen him, was at Pat Binn's memorial. Another great guy has left us.

Sandra Blain

August 4, 2020

Dear Greg. Jo and family. My heart hurts and my deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you. Greg was his own person and never pretended to be something he was not. What you saw is what you got. Greg was very intelligent , funny, kind, caring, gentle and humble. He had a huge heart and gave love unconditionally never expecting anything in return. He never met a person he didn't like and would reach out to people and start up a conversation. He was a family man and will be missed terribly by all of you and everyone he knew. Rest now my friend.

Vic and Diane Loth

August 3, 2020

Dear Greg and Jo and family ,
We are so shocked and very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. We remember that little guy on the soccer field ,we remember him as such a happy ,playful guy at games and when we travelled to soccer tournaments. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our hearts go out to you all.

Vic and Diane

Bobby Schultz

August 3, 2020

I met Greg through my best friend in about grade 6. I spent a few sporadic summers with Greg later in and around high school, and he was never boring. Often annoying, sometimes questionable, but always bringing laughs. He embellished on things to get a rise from people, but he was always humble and honest about who he was. He loved to shock, but if you knew him, you knew he was playing you all. I’ll really miss Greg. He made an impact in Prince Albert, and although the obituary doesn’t mention it, he lived in Taiwan too (my home for 16 years now), and he impacted people here too. The world will be missing laughs without you, fella. 💚

Debbie Katz

August 2, 2020

When I first met Greg he was jumping, smiling and laughing in his Jolly Jumper. My Mum , Helen had just married his Grandfather, Bill Parchello, and all of the new family were getting to know each other. In St. John NB. Over the years I have often thought of that happy exciting day and Greg Jr.’s sweet squeals of joy rising through the house.

Michael and Brenda Rushby

July 31, 2020

Greg (sr) Josephine and family, our hearts go out to you. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
Mike and Brenda Rushby

Anthony Franks

July 31, 2020

My condolences from my family to yours.
I’ll think of Greg fondly every time I call my son “Q-T Franks” and any time matchbox 20 plays. He was one of the most genuine human beings I will ever know and I hope you can find comfort in the fact that he was loved by (and gave love) to so many people across the world.

Heather Tibbs

July 28, 2020

I am very shocked and saddened to learn of Greg's passing. I have many fond memories of our childhood together. Greg will always hold a special place in my heart! Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Love and prayers,
Heather Tibbs

Fern & John gruszka

July 25, 2020

Dear Jo and Greg
We just learned of Greg’s passing. We cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing with this great loss. Loosing a child at such a young age is incredibly difficult to accept. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls.

Martine Tollefson

July 24, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Greg's family and friends. He was a very lovable and kind person. It was my pleasure to meet Greg P., at my home when my daughter Maisyn, brought him over to have a BBQ with us. We had a nice visit and some laughs. Maisyn has spoke very highly of Greg, he being one of her very best friends. By the visit we had that day, I can see why. May the memories of the joy and laughter Greg brought with him, bring you comfort in this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY

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