PARKER, Geneva (nee Kerbes)
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August 16, 1928 - March 27, 2013
Geneva Parker of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Geneva was born at home on the family farm near Fenn, Alberta, and later moved to Calgary where she resided until her passing. Geneva was a lifelong humanitarian who worked for various non-profit organizations and in 1990 was presented with an award from the Chilean government recognizing her contribution to the restoration of democracy in that country. Geneva travelled the world but her greatest joy in her later years was spending time with her grandchildren. Geneva is survived by her children, Don Parker, Joanne Gozde and Michael Parker; and grandchildren, John Gozde, Stefan Parker, Nicolas Parker and Elisabetta Parker. She is remembered by her siblings, Helen Mulligan, Ernest Kerbes, Marjorie Olive and James Kerbes; as well as by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Don Parker; her parents, John and Minnie Kerbes; and her siblings, Alec Kerbes, Julia Hennel, Archie Kerbes and Hilda Dancocks. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so prior to the service. Graveside Service to follow at the Estonian Cemetery in Stettler, Alberta at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Amnesty International, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 1H9 (Telephone 1-800-AMNESTY (266-3789), www.amnesty.ca) or to Doctors Without Borders, 333 - 7 Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004 (Telephone 1-888-392-0392, www.doctorswithoutborders.org). In living memory of Geneva Parker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 30 to Apr. 4, 2013