It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas James Parr announce his death, at Hospice Fredericton, at the age of 69 following a stroke with cardiac complications on Sunday July 14, 2019. Born September 4, 1949 he was the beloved husband of Trinda (Nason) Parr of Tracy. Doug is predeceased by his parents James and June (Weed) Parr and his brother Ronald Parr.
Doug will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his children Matthew (Jennifer) of Komoka, ON. and Vicki (Allan) of Oromocto, NB and his grandchildren Brandy-Leigh (Tony), Destiny (Joel), Finn, Austin, and Olive, his sister Sue, sister-in-law Isabelle Sprague (Raymond), nieces and nephews Stacie, Rebecca (Francis), Leigh (Erin), Matthew (Vivienne), step grandchildren and many extended family.
Doug was employed with the federal government, in Fredericton, as a computer operator for 28 years ensuring the office culture was better every day with his practical jokes. One of Fredericton’s Happy Faces and the unofficial ambassador of PEI tourism; Doug was always willing to help someone in need of some directions. He always had his maps in the car. He relished being 1st - whether it was his time drag racing in the 60’s and 70’s or his being the first car to cross the Confederation Bridge. He and Trinda are avid Blue Jays fan and loved getting up to Toronto to attend a couple games a year. He frequented car shows all over eastern Canada and the US showing off the "1st car" and telling stories. Doug was a founding member of the Kindness Club in 1963 and belonged to the Heart and Stroke group in Fredericton. Doug loved his family, held his friendships dear, enjoyed travelling, took pride in his British heritage and captured life through photography.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral will be held at Grace Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes in Doug’s memory can be made to Hospice Fredericton.