PARKS, Hugh James



It is with deep sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, brother, un­cle and friend, Hugh James Parks, age 70, of Florence, on Satur­day, July 11, 2015, at the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal, North Syd­ney, af­ter a lengthy ill­ness sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Hughie was born in North Syd­ney, Dec. 4, 1944, he was the son of the late Ernest and Gla­dys ( Jesso) Parks.

He was a welder and in his ear­lier years was em­ployed at Hal­i­fax Ship­yards and later re­turn­ing to Cape Bre­ton, worked with the Cape Bre­ton Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion un­til his re­tire­ment.

Hughie was a fam­ily man, his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren meant ev­ery­thing to him. He en­joyed spoil­ing them. He was loved and he will be missed dearly by all of them.

Hughie is sur­vived by his wife of 45 years Judy (Pye) Parks; his son Kevin (Amy); his daugh­ter Karen (Don); his grand­chil­dren, Melissa (Shean), Sara ( Justin), Tay­lor, Zachary, Zenon; step­grand­chil­dren, Ja­clyn and Derek; great-grand­chil­dren, Nathan, Harper, Gra­ham, Kostin, Tay­lor, Brielle, Greyson and his spe­cial lit­tle buddy Reese; his brother Bill ( Juanita) Parks; his sis­ters, Sheila Cap­stick and Su­san (Michael) Boutilier; also by a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his broth­ers Joseph and Ernest Parks, his sis­ters, Patsy Oickle and Deb­bie Cap­stick.

No vis­i­ta­tion or fu­neral ser­vice by re­quest. Cre­ma­tion has taken place un­der the care and di­rec­tion of W.J. Doo­ley Funeral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Nova Sco­tia Lung As­so­ci­a­tion.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­

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