Larry “Snik” Parker of Cedar Springs passed away on Friday September 21, 2012.  Born 64 years ago to his late parents Mildred (1975) and Donald (2011) Parker, Larry is survived by his best friend and wife Gloria (Crawford) Parker with whom he would have celebrated 45 years of marriage next month.  Larry and Gloria raised two children Sherry & Jason Hope of Port Alma and Barry & Tanya Parker of Blenheim.  They also shared the joys of being the grandparents of four, who were blessed with given names and “Grandpa” names…Madison, a.k.a. “Cricket”, Preston, a.k.a. ““Chico”, Alexis, a.k.a. “Peaches” and Logan, a.k.a. “Little Bou”.  Larry will be remembered with great fondness by his sister and brothers Pam & Tom Innes of Petawawa, Dennis Parker of Erieau, Tim & Marg Parker of Blenheim and Donald, a.k.a. “Doc” of Chatham as well as his step family Rebecca Spicer of Chatham and Paul Sass of Alberta.  He was predeceased by his baby brother Ricky Gordon Parker, by his Stepmom Pat Parker (2012) and by his step brother Richard Sass (2008).  Larry enjoyed life.  He loved country music and he had a sense of humor that seen him and others through many challenges in life.  He enjoyed fishing up north, playing baseball, bowling and going for drives in his truck.  But most of all, he loved his family and wished only the best for his grandchildren.  Friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. to show their support to Larry’s family.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday September 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow with a private interment in Craford Cemetery at a later date.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at

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