PARR, Donald Harold - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Saturday, December 21st, 2019, in his 91st year.
Beloved husband and best friend for 66 years to Ruth (Thomas). Don and Ruth had many happy years at Gull Lake watching their grandchildren grow.
Loved father of David Parr (Rose) (Guelph), Catherine Parr Hughes (Charles) (Markham), and Donna Parr (Jan Burghardt) (Toronto).
Loving and extremely proud grandfather of Chris and Tricia Hughes, Thomas, Michael, Daniel, and Kasha Burghardt, and Jamie (Anindita), Grace (Albert), Max, and Jacob Parr.
Dear brother of Carol Ann Little. Predeceased by his sister June Thaler (1987). Treasured Uncle of many nephews and nieces and friend and mentor to thousands.
Don was a minister with the United Church of Canada and served at Dublin Street United Church (Guelph), St. Andrews United Church (Markham), Highlands United Church (Edmonton), and Northminster United (Calgary) and several churches in Empress Alberta for 66 years.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Guelph and the Wellington Men’s Club and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award.
Don was truly one of Gods humble servants who taught us to love unconditionally and see and believe in the good in everyone.
Friends will be received at Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph, on Friday Dec 27th, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm. Reception to follow.
Memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington or Dublin Street United Church - Justice & Outreach Committee would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrust to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051, www.wallcustance.com.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Donald H. Parr in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.|