PARRY, Jacqueline Nora (Jackie) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jacqueline Nora Parry in her 81st year on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Scarborough General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Jacqueline is survived by her husband Ross MCKay Parry; her son David and wife Susan (Gerritsen); grandchildren Melissa, Daniel and Grace; son Andrew and wife Shelley (Phillippe). Sister-in- law Betty Hart; niece Helen Catherine (Cathie) Watters and husband Brian (Andrea and Jeffery), nephew John Beaumont Hart and wife Heather (Jenna and Logan); Sister-in-law Shirley Simpson; nephew Daryl Simpson and wife Danielle (all of Campbell River, BC). Predeceased by her son John Ross Parry; her parents Charles Mansfield Hart and Catherine Mary (Marie) Foster; brother John Beaumont Hart; sister Margaret (Peggy) Charlotte Somers; and husbands Vern Somers and Jack MCKenna, brother-in-law Stuart Parry: step- father Bill Howe; grandparents James Alphonse (Alphon) Foster wife Allota Magdalen (Lottie) Hildebrand and John Beaumont Hart wife Norah White. Jacqueline started working at the age of 15 1/2 for the Toronto Convention and Visitor Association, she had been there for sixteen years. Jacqueline also did volunteer work at the Catholic Information Centre in the Legion of Mary. Later she worked weekends for a number of years in the Nursing Office at East General Hospital and later retired from Statistics Canada, as a data capture clerk where she worked for twenty two years. One of Jacqueline's hobbies and passions was researching the family tree and sharing her finds with the family. Family and friends may visit at PINE HILLS VISITATION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Toronto, on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Pine Hills chapel on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment, Pine Hills Cemetery.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 20, 2012