Parkin, William 'Bruce'

W.W. II Veteran

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound.

Bruce was born in Mimico on November 7, 1924, a son of the late William and Emma (nee Stephenson) Parkin.

He and his wife Isobel raised six children in a small house on Murrie St. in Mimico, Toronto. They then moved to a 100 acre farm outside of Meaford to begin an incredible life in the country. Bruce loved animals, especially beagles and cats. He enjoyed his vegetable gardens and talking with his neigbours about everything and anything.

Isobel (nee Reid) was an exceptional artist and was a strong advocate in keeping the Meaford Hospital open in the earlier years. Dogs and horses along with smaller animals were her passion. They both warmed to the wonderful people in Meaford and kept busy attending the many events Meaford offered over the years. They had so many wonderful neighbours and friends. They comfortably held many family events on the farm. Fantastic memories are locked away in our hearts. Bruce leaves behind his 6 children, Rhonda (Slade), Wayne (Bev), Gerri (Robin), Jim, Craig (Velda) and Don (Gayle). Bruce took great pride in his grandchildren Billie-Jo (Deek), Katie (Nick), Carlie, Jodie and Justin and two great grandchildren Brooke and Hailey. Bruce is predeceased by his brothers Jim, Albert, Lorne and his sisters Audrey and Bernice.

Private family arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32 (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home.


Private Family Arrangements

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32 (cheques only please)
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Bev and Marion Genoe
    Saturday, November 6, 2021

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him but I knew his wife very well from Hospital.Lovely lady.Bowled with Ronda and Slade had some good laughs.
    Very thought full of you remembering Legion in your donations.Prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Marion and Bev Genoe

  2. Cora & D.J. Farrow
    Saturday, November 6, 2021

    We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Our thoughts And Prayer’s
    to all the Families. Remember the good times that all shared.
    God Bless Love Always The Farrow’s

  3. Dave Brown
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Rhonda,Slade and family so very sorry to hear the passing of Bruce .Lots of memories were made at the bowling lanes with Bruiser as I always had something to say to him when he came through the door every Monday afternoon to bowl whether is was good or bad.I first met Bruce back in 1992 when the bowling lanes were located on trowbridge Street and to the last day I had a conversation with him 4 or 5 years ago he never changed ya he liked to complain sometimes but I always had something to say back to him to get his goat.Bruce always told you what was on his mind and that’s what I liked about him he told you the truth whether you liked it or not .Bruce was one of the good guys .RIP Bruiser

  4. Ivan & Dorothy Ormsby
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Ivan & Dorothy Ormsby

    Bruce was a great neighbor. Lots of times dropping in to have a chat or get something fixed. Shared his rhubarb with us each spring. Sure missed them when they left . To all his family we know you will sure miss him.


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