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Esther Roselynne Mcparlon (Mitchell)

October 31, 1926 - March 23, 2017

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McParlon, Esther Roselynne (nee Mitchell)

October 31, 1926 – March 23, 2017

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Esther McParlon after a lengthy battle with ovarian and colon cancer.   She was a beautiful, gentle person who always encountered life’s difficulties with great strength and wisdom.  Esther was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Harold and her son, Patrick.   She is survived by her daughter, Meredith, her sisters Beverly and Lee and many loving nieces and nephews.   Esther was born in Provost, Alberta and lived in Westlock, Alberta for a number of years before moving to Grand Forks, B. C. with her family in 1941.    After graduating high school, she attended U.B.C. for one year and then a secretarial college.  She married Harold McParlon in 1949 and lived in Trail, B. C. for a number of years before returning to Grand Forks.   They spent many summers at the family cabin at Christina Lake.   Those years were among her fondest memories.    In 1973 Esther was appointed as the first female Government Agent in the province.   Her first posting was in Fort St. James, followed by Oliver and then Nelson, where she retired.   Esther was very active in the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Business and Professional Women’s’ Club.   Her hobbies included travel, cooking, curling, golf, bridge and painting.    In her later years, she moved to the lower mainland to be closer to her daughter and died at her home in Surrey.   Esther was a loyal and loving daughter, wife, mother and sister.   She had a great sense of humor and loved a good time.   Her presence will be dearly missed by all of her family.    A service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson on Thursday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m.   Burial will take place in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Forks on Friday, March 31st at 1:00pm.    In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency or the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated.

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dodie Hodgins
Relation: colleague with Govt Agents Branch

Esther was a wonderful lady and it was an honour to know and work with her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed

From: Marg Wahl
Relation: As written above

I’m sorry to read of Esther’s passing. I knew her from attending TOPS with her in the 90s. She was a wonderful person who made our meetings and trips more enjoyable.
Sincere condolences to her loved ones & friends.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 30, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Thompson Funeral Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

A service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson on Thursday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m.

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
March 31, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Evergreen Cemetery

Grand Forks, BC Canada

Burial will take place in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Forks on Friday, March 31st at 1:00pm.


Grand Forks, BC Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:   In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency or the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated.

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