Dennis Parsons

Obituary of Dennis Craig Percival Parsons

PARSONS, Dennis Craig Percival 

February 5, 1957 – January 18, 2022 

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden death of Dennis on January 18, 2022 at his home, just shy of his 65th birthday.  Dearly loved brother of Nancy Duhamel and her husband Robert (Bob).  Beloved son of the late Harold Dennis Parsons (1995) and Josephine Mary (Colopardi) Parsons (2011).  Predeceased by his grandparents Percival and Violet Parsons and Antonio and Filomena Colopardi; all his aunt and uncles, Marge and Bill Piovesana, Frank and Josephine Parsons, Anne and Don White, Jennie Colopardi; and 2 cousins, Rick and Gary White.  He will be dearly missed by cousins Gerry Piovesana, Trish Thompson and Sharon Johnson, Arlene Singer, Jeff Parsons, Dave Parsons, Pam McGrath and their families.  Also remembered by his half-sister Dennise Palin and her children Robert Palin and Susan Cameron and their families. 

Dennis was born and raised in St. Catharines but moved to Niagara on the Lake in 1983 and never looked back. He attended Carleton Public School, Laura Secord and Grantham High Schools and one year at Niagara College studying computers.  He worked briefly at the Port Weller Dry Docks, soon tiring of that and moving on to General Motors in 1978.  After some years working the lines, he decided to pursue his millwright papers and retired as a millwright in 2006.  During those years, he made many good friendships, many lasting until this day.  He truly missed the camaraderie with the guys, they were a family.  

Den was a super kind and generous person who would do anything for anyone who needed it.  He always had a smile on his face which put a smile on yours.  He loved a good time and a good laugh. 

Den loved spending time at his trailer and boating in Bobcaygeon, riding his ATV and snowmobile when weather permitted, playing the drums, listening to good old rock and roll, watching the Blackhawks and the Bills games, working on and cruising in his red 1964 Chrysler convertible, playing darts and cribbage in a league (just before COVID hit), and just about any type of board game.  He was a really good competitor. Above all, Den loved his family with all his heart and we loved him.  We will miss him terribly as will anyone who knew him.  We are comforted knowing that he is with his parents in a better place where he will be his happiest.  Be at peace, Den. 

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to his neighbours Patrick and Laura, as well as Constables Russ Criddle and George Arsenault and the paramedics and fire crew who came to his aid when he needed them the most.  Words cannot express our gratitude.  Also special thanks go to his doctors Dr. Alazrah, Dr. Delrue, Dr. Hasany and Dr. Abnowahra for the care and compassion you have given Dennis over the past years.  He was most grateful for you. 

As per Dennis’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no funeral service at this time but a celebration of life will take place at a later date when everyone can gather, share hugs and stories.  Details will follow later.  Hope to see Den’s friends and loved ones there. 

The family would appreciate any donations to go to Niagara Health St. Catharines site (they took such good care of Den during his stay there 4 years ago), or to a charity of your choice in his name. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St, St. Catharines.  Thank you to Lindsay Papineau, Ian MacDonald and George Darte for helping us through this most difficult time. 

Please leave online memories and condolences at www.georgedartefuneralhome.com.  Nancy would really love to hear your stories about her dear brother. 

                LOVE YOU, DEN 

A Memorial Tree was planted for Dennis
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at George Darte Funeral Chapel Inc.
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