MALCOLM C. PARSONS
Funeral service for the late Malcolm Campbell Parsons, 84, Troy, Inverness County, was held October 4 in St. David’s United Church, Port Hastings, with Reverend Heather D. Manuel officiating. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Port Hastings.
Mr. Parsons died September 28, 2018, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Simpson) Parsons. On December 31, 1957, he married Viola Adelia (Thompson). He was a jack-of-alltrades, he could and would fix just about anything. He became a Master Watchmaker while living in Saint John, then owned his own business and worked for G.B. Murphy’s Limited while living in Glen Margaret. He later moved to Saint Ninian, Cape Breton, where he farmed until moving back to Saint John and Darlings Island, N.B., where he learned the trade of goldsmithing. He operated his own jewellery and watch repair business in Market Square, Saint John. Later he returned to Cape Breton, where he built his last home at the age of 70 at Bethel Drive.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Viola; two sons, Stephen (Shirley), Travis (Malinda); daughter, Darlene (Joseph) Gillis; seven grandchildren, Nicole Parsons (Tim Gallery), Scott, James and Brennan Gillis, Alexandra, Laura and Kathleen Parsons; greatgranddaughter, Riley Gallery; three daughters, Jocelyn, Terry, Joanne; their children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son, Lloyd Parsons; three brothers, George Parsons, Bill Gordon, John Gordon, in childhood; two sisters, Marion Vanbuskirk, Mary Lawton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, St. David’s Cemetery Fund, Port Hastings or a charity of choice.
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