Parker- Esther (Esseltine) of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas passed away at her late residence on Sunday, January 11, 2015 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Dave Parker. Loved mother of Peter and his wife Nancy Parker of Bermuda and Karen and her husband James Gilbert of Yellowknife. Dear grandmother of David, Brent, Kate, the late Adam and Julia.  Predeceased by brothers Bob, Archie and Reginald and by sisters Irene, Ruby , Alice and Marie . Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Esther was born September 13, 1917 in Yarmouth Township, the daughter of the late Morgan and Ardellas (Matthews) Esseltine. She was a former member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church and the Belmont Golf Course.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Esther’s life will be held at St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Church on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the Church  Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Cremation has taken place, with burial of ashes to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Donations to the Valleyview Recreation Fund . Condolences may be sent to

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