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Parke, Laura Agnes

Laura Agnes Parke (née Campbell) 70, of Kelowna, British Columbia passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020. Agnes was predeceased by her father George, mother Laura, brother Robert, and sister Jeannie. Agnes is survived by her loving husband of 48 years and best friend Walter “Wally” Parke. They were married on December 4, 1971 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Agnes is lovingly remembered by her children Walter, Kristen (Mike), Stewart (Kristal), Brenda and her beloved grandchildren R.J., Cody, Raya, Payton, Evangeline, Spencer, River and Mason. She is also survived by siblings Gloria (Melvin), Harris (Cathy), George, and Stewart (Debbie); Agnes is dearly loved by a large extended family with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Agnes was born in Gimli, Manitoba. She grew up, married, and raised her family in various parts of Winnipeg until 1995 when Wally and Agnes moved the family out to British Columbia.

Agnes was a medical secretary and worked at the children’s hospital both in Winnipeg and Vancouver. She was a dedicated mother and her greatest joy was her children and her grandchildren. She enjoyed being with family and playing a little bingo from time to time. She became involved with the ladies’ group “Good Vibrations” who supported one another in their challenges with Parkinsons disease. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, infectious laugh, and bright smile.

A Celebration of Life is to be determined. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia, www.parkinson.bc.ca.

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Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia Link: www.parkinson.bc.ca




  • Judy Liebholz says:

    Stewart; Kristal and family my heart goes out to all of you with the loss of your mother and grandmother I did not know her that well but when ever I saw her she was always smiling. Our prayers are with you and know that we love you all very much Love Uncle Ray and Aunty Judy

  • Reilly Novak and family says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to your family at this time.

  • Ed kopeschny says:

    My condolences to family in this difficult time.

  • Marilyn Derkacz says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Agnes. We spent many great years together as friends. It was so nice to see you both
    Summer. Keep in touch and condolences to the whole family. Take care and I am sending my love.

  • Lynn Warnock says:

    I miss my friend.

  • Elizabeth Boskovich & Stephen Trengrove says:

    Kristen and Parke Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all in the loss of your wonderful Mom, Agnes. She always had a huge smile on her face and loved to cook up a storm. I know she will forever live on through her children and grandchildren.
    “Grief never ends…. But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith……It is the price of love”

  • Wade Parke says:

    My condolences to my Uncle and cousins during this difficult time.

  • Toni Lowe says:

    My sincere condolences to Wally and family. Met Agnes and Wally at Bingo many, many years ago. Agnes was a happy go lucky, kind lady that I will miss. May she rest in peace.

  • Gino Porco says:

    My deepest condolences to the Parke family…

  • Shirley Bachinski says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Wally and your family, for Agnes passing. Thinking of Agnes brought back so many Happy and fun memories of watching the boys play hockey and baseball and of the fun card games we had.

  • Cheryl Pichor says:

    Ted and I send our deepest condolences to you, Wally and the entire family. Will always remember Agnes’s beautiful smile.

  • Cory Novak says:

    Best wishes for you all in this sad time.

  • Tannis Fuller says:

    I am so very very sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss!!! Wishing you all peace and memories of a very lovely lady!!

  • Laura Arbour says:

    My sincere condolences to Wally and family on the loss of Agnes, much too soon. I had the honour of working with Agnes at the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 1998-2006 when I moved away. I have many, many good memories of the support she provided to me in those very busy times! She was an excellent, efficient and very kind secretary. Her goodness was felt by so many! Her smiling face, will not be forgotten! Warm thoughts to all of you in your sadness.

  • Marlene, Wendy & Sonny ( children of Archie & Judith MacLeod) says:

    Wally and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Agnes’ passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  • Gloria and Ted Cooper says:

    So sorry for your loss. Her large family will miss her. I’m glad the 70 th birthday party last year was celebrated by all who could be there. And will be happy memories for her family, though I’m certain seeing all of you there gave her wonderful memories of your love for her. Prayers from the Cooper family.

  • Lorna and Dave Cummins says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news!! So unexpected!!! Dave and I are thinking of all of you, she will be so missed!!! Take care!!!

  • john macleod Jack says:

    Sorry to hear that my dear cousin passed.

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