Arthur Leonard Parker, finally free from pain, passed away at North Lambton Lodge, Forest on May 3rd, 2012 with his cherished Princess, daughter Brenda Evans at his bedside. Len was in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 63 years, Violet Cavell (Spence) 2009. Also predeceased by his brother Alfred Parker and his son-in-law W. Stephen Evans. Survived by his sister Mary Anderson (Olaf) of Vancouver, sisters-in-law Lilian Parker of Stratford, Frances Dodsworth (Foster) of Ottawa, and Cynthia Spence of Kentville, Nova Scotia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Len served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and was on the H.M.C.S. Provider in the North Atlantic Theatre. In 1966 he attended University as a mature student and graduated from Carleton University in 1970 with his Honours B.A. in English. In 1971 he received his Masters in Library Science from the University of Western Ontario. After his graduation he was a Librarian for the Federal Civil Service at the former National Defence College at Fort Frontenac in Kingston. In 1980 he retired as Acting Chief Librarian at the National Defence College. At his request his body has been donated to the medical school at Western University. Interment and graveside service at a later date when he will join his beloved Violet in Springhill Nova Scotia. A heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at North Lambton Lodge and Dr. Richard Berney. For those who wish, donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (519-786-2401).
Written by: DENNING'Son May 4, 2012.on May 7, 2012.