Passing of Dave Parker

Unfortunately I must inform you that Dave Parker passed away on Monday, March 22nd. He was diagnosed with cancer only 3 weeks ago. Dave instructed Optimists' drill in 1972 and '73. He had also been an M&M judge for the CDCA as well as the drill instructor for De La Salle. We offer our condolences to his wife Marg and to their family.

'PARKER, David G. - At their new home in Port Rowan on Monday, March 22, 2010. David G. Parker formerly of Sweaburg. Loving husband and best friend of Margaret. Irreplaceable father of Sheri Wheldon and her husband Steve of Simcoe and David Parker and his wife Marisa of Woodstock. Special grandfather of Evan, Quinn, Ava and Naren. Also survived by his sister Jane and her husband Jon of Ottawa. David and Margaret have owned and operated Pet Valu in Woodstock for many years. He was a proud member of the Canadian Drum Corps Judges Association as a respected Judge and Instructor to many drum corps and winter guards. Friends will be received at the Longworth Funeral Home (details below).'

Visitation and Service will be at

  • The funeral will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 AM
    Longworth Funeral Home
    845 Devonshire Ave
    Woodstock , ON
  • Visitation: Wednesday 2:30-4:30 & 7-9 PM
  • Dave's address was
    48 Wolven St
    Box 423
    Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0

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