Timothy David PARKER
Timothy David Parker
March 13, 1985 – July 10, 2023
With profound sadness, we announce the unexpected and untimely death of our son Tim.
He was born in London Ontario, growing up with many friends. Known as “the sunshine boy,” he had the ability to light up a room with his smile. Tim graduated from Royal St. George’s College and then attended Acadia University, before working in Halifax. In 2010 he moved to Toronto to be closer to family and then moved to Edmonton in 2021.
He always had a keen interest in IT and video games, culminating in the practice of weekend gaming sessions with his brothers. Known for his common sense and acerbic wit, Tim was more than a match for any debate or topic. What meant so much to him were his quilts, lovingly made by his mother, where he always felt “wrapped in love.” He loved those quilts to tatters.
Tim had major struggles with both mental health and addiction. So many family and friends walked with Tim and our immediate family through the ups and downs of his life. As one friend who knew Tim well put it in a letter to his parents:
“Your Tim was a special and very precious man; Of course, you both know that better than anyone. I will never forget sitting with him at a family wedding, and he had us in stitches almost the entire time. Like Robin Williams, another very funny man, you always wondered what demons lay within. For him. For all of us. Sometimes demons slay us, and sometimes we can fight through.”
Tim is finally at peace, released from those demons.
Tim is survived by his loving parents, Cathy and Barry, his brothers Jeff (Amy) and Matt (Michelle). As well, his nephew Alex and nieces Ellie and Brianna, will deeply miss Uncle Tim.
Tim always had an interest in faith and religion. So, we say farewell on this side of eternity with a simple song of hope.
The strife is o’er, the battle done;
now is the Victor’s triumph won;
now be the song of praise begun.
There will be a funeral service to give thanks for Tim’s life on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 AM MDT, St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111 57 Ave., Edmonton, AB.The service will be livestreamed and recorded on YouTube.email@example.com
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers you would consider a donation in Tim’s name to the Mental Health Foundation of Alberta; mentalhealthfoundation.ca; Room 127A, Building 9, Alberta
Hospital Edmonton , 17480 Fort Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 6A8