Rev. Dr. Neil Ronald Parker, BSc. MDiv. ThD passed away on Friday April 27.
Neil was a minister within the United Church of Canada serving congregations primarily in the rural areas outside of Toronto. He enjoyed his scholarly work having published two books and translating a number of works from German to English, but he particularly valued the sense of community inherent in congregational ministry and the opportunity to nurture the faith journeys of the people he served.
His ministry was influenced by his commitment to social justice, strengthening multi faith relationships and the environment. His love of the environment was evident through time spent at his cottage on Limerick Lake where he could be found gardening, bird watching, boating and enjoying the comradery of his Green’s Bay neighbours.
Neil is survived by his wife Linda Pennock, and their family: Meredith & Joel Dempster, Carolyn Bergshoeff & Eddy Sword, Donna and Richard Jupe and grandchildren Jack, Ava, Andrew, William and Sloan, as well as his brother Art and Joy Parker. Neil is predeceased by his first wife Edie.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, St. James Food Basket, or a charitable organization of your choice.