Douglas Hubert Parmiter

December 8, 1931 to February 3, 2020


Passed peacefully away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, Douglas Parmiter, aged 88 years.  Doug was a former paratrooper and member of 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1950-1953 serving in the Korean War. He leaves his daughter Joanne (Yve), two granddaughters Maude and Eve in Montreal, as well as extended family members and friends.  Over the past 30 years Doug shared many celebrations and adventures with his faithful friend, Edwina Ryan, special friend Jessica (John) Dalton and the Ryan family.  Cremation has taken place.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 8 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.



11:00am, Saturday February 8th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Please accept sincere condolences on learning that Douglas passed. I met Douglas at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 057 QC and when serving at Ste Anne’s Veterans Hospital Liaison Centre. We continued to engage during his return to St. John’s. We shared many interests and I invariably enjoyed his engaging spirit, his thirst for learning and his awareness of current events. A warrior when needed; a gentle spirit at other times. I learned so much from him. Douglas will be missed.

Sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. He was a very gentle soul. We shared many laughs and great stories during his time with us at the Veterans Pavilion. It was an honour to help care for him.

I was sorry to hear the news that Doug had passed away and to his family and friends I extend my sincere sympathy I met Doug during my time as padre of branch I Royal Canadian Legion where we enjoyed many chats truly a real gentlemen has left us and will be missed.May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Sincere condolences to friends and family. Doug was a vibrant spirit, full of life and always had a great story. RIP Doug.

Edwina and Parmiter Family,
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by all who had the opportunity to meet and know him.
Sincerest condolences,
Clara and Denise Porter

Sorry to learn of Doug’s passing such a fine man glad we had a chance to know him

I extend sincerest condolences to Doug’s family and to Edwina and the Ryan family. I often recall conversations and stories shared with Doug and Edwina. Doug was a true gentleman, rest in peace good sir.

Kevin & Kelly
New Brunswick

Condolence to Doug’s family..
I met him only one time but I sensed a great spirit about him.
Ruby Lester is the grandmother of my two beloved children, Allan and Adrianna warren.
I often heard Ruby speak of Doug Parmiter in the most fondest and loving way.
God bless.🌷✝️

Condolence to Doug’s family he was a great guy.
Peter Kelsey

I am so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Doug through work and whenever he would stop by we would always have a great chat. He was a true gentleman. Thank you for your service and friendship. Rest in Peace.

With Doug’s passing we have seen the first of our family’s generation leave us. Doug and his sister Dorothy meant a lot to my mother Mildred – thus my name. Living in different parts of our country, I saw him infrequently; from the 1940’s in Newfoundland, later in Montreal and I am glad to say this past summer in St. John’s.
All my memories of Doug are good. As a paratrooper he was a childhood hero to me.
My sympathies to Joanne, Edwina and Dorothy’s family: Sydney, Linda, Janet and Judith.
“We will remember him.”
Doug Chaytor

So sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We were happy to get to know him and listen to his stories at get togethers at John and Jessica’s. Our condolences.

So very sorry for your loss. I had not seen Doug much over the years but when I did it usually change into a long family chat. Doug Chaytor and I had a long lunch with him last year. I think he enjoyed the day and the time the three of us spent together..
R.I.P. Doug

Don Lester

Dear Joanne , Edwina and all the family ,
Just heard the sad news of my cousin’s passing..
Douglas “Doug” was such a wonderful person , and I shall be forever indebted to him for all the attention he gave my Mom in her final years.
He was still living in Montreal when I moved there so I saw him quite often. Then he moved to Newfoundland, the birthplace of his parents.
He was the eldest of the Fred Lester/Gladys Ruby
grandchildren so we are saying good bye to the
“foundation” of the cousins.
We thank him for his service in Korea , just as his Dad before him , who had served in WW II.
Joanne , my heart goes out to you. Your Dad was so very proud of you and his granddaughters , all of you were the “apples of his eye ” !
Edwina , you were his rock , and I thank you for always being there.
I am sorry I am unable to attend the service as I am not in St. John’s.
With love and sympathy to you all .
God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

In loving memory,