Joan Graham Parker

August 20, 1935 to January 21, 2019

Obituary

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit. Predeceased by her first husband Andrew C. Crosbie, husband John R. Parker, her sister Cynthia Landrigan, and parents Bernard and Grace Parsons.

Leaving to cherish wonderful memories are her children Alexander (Beverley Dawe), Robert (Elizabeth Torraville), Timothy (Sherrie Myers), Cynthia (John Allan), and grandchildren Christopher, Andrew, Laura, Shauna, Alyssa, JP, Katherine, and Alex, as well as great-grandchild Benjamin.

Joan was very involved in the community. She was first President of the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary in 1967.  She was also involved in organizing Curling Events in the 1970’s and was one of the first female Board Members for The St. John’s Board of Trade.

Special thanks to Jim and Margret Bruce and Jo Anne Peraz for their care and support over the years. Appreciation is extended as well to the Community Care Nurses and Dr. Andrew Hutton.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, January 23 from 7 – 9 pm, and Thursday, January 24 from 10 am – 12 noon.   Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel with inurnment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a Charity of one’s choice.  To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on January 23, 2019

10 am - 12 noon on January 24, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Thursday January 24th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Inurnment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery


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What a wonderful lady. Joanne and I send our condolences to all of the Crosbie Family. She was a grand lady indeed!

Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rob, Alex, Tim and Cynthia, so sorry to hear the sad news about your mother. I was out of town last week and missed visiting you all but you are certainly in my thoughts.

Take care,
Ruth Steinhauer

Alex, Rob, Tim & Cynthia.
So sorry for your loss. Cherish all your great memories with your mother. Sorry we are unable to attend the service.
Gary & Theresa Reardon
Bradenton, FL

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Hold your memories tight as they will help get you through the tough days.

Howie and Geralyn Hansford

Robert,
My sincere condolences to the family. May God bless you and yours, Elaine Ash

Rob,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family during this difficult time. Thinking about you today.

Andrew, Chris, Adam and Keith

Tim and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Alyissa and Tim. So sorry for your loss. My mom loved playing bridge with your grandma. She was a lovely lady. Susan and Norm and Lauren Tobin

Tim,
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
Love and hugs,
Taryn

Cynthia, John and family, thinking of you with sympathy, as you grieve the loss of your Mom. I’m sure you have many loving memories of her to cherish.

Alex, Rob, Tim , Cynthia and family

Don and I were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you all today. Our deepest condolences.
Don and Sarah

Alex, Rob, Tim and Cynthia and all the family;

We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Tim very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your mother was a buddy of my mother in law Mary Horan as they where on the St. Clare’s Auxiliary together. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Thinking of you all today. She is finally at peace, however she will be greatly missed. Gary, Drew, and I will always remember her kindness and support whenever we needed it. She gave of herself so generously. We loved her.

Larry and family I was very sorry to hear of Sherrys passing. Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences.Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

Alex, Rob, Tim and Cynthia

I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Cyn, Alex, Rob and Tim.
I’m very sorry to hear this sad news. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the service. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

Joe and Betty Sala

Tim and Family
Our sincere and deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I share your pain and grief as I lost my mother a few years back. Keep her memory alive….
Jack & Marg

Rob and families,
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a great lady and role model for all. We send our prayers.

Rob, Alex, Tim, Cynthia & Families

So sorry to hear about your Mom. May the love of family and close friends warm your hearts as you celebrate her life. Cherish the memories that you have all shared.

To Cynthia and family sorry to hear of your mothers passing our thoughts and prayers ere with you.

by Lester and Ann Bowering

Alex, Rob, Tim and Cynthia
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Mike and Barb Guihan

Alex, Rob, Tim & Cynthia
So very sorry to hear about your Mom. I am sure you will be celebrating a great life through all the memories you have. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. May God Bless
Elaine and Stephen Henley

So very sorry to read about your Mom’s passing, Tim. I know your children and grandson had a wonderful role model in Joan. She has left a lasting and large legacy and it is my sincere hope that wonderful memories will help you through the difficult days ahead. No matter our age, or hers, there’s never a good time to lose your Mom. I am out of the Province and unable to pay my respects in person.

Cynthia, Tim and family my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Joan’ss passing.
I remember the days when she and Mac we’re such Buddies and we all had many laughs around the pool. Rest peacefully Joan

Expressing sad condolences on Joan’s passing to her family. We enjoyed working. together when St.Clares Auxilary was first formed .She was a great organizer. I remember those days with fondness. it was a pleasure working with her. You have wonderful memories to of your MOM.

Alex, Rob, Tim, Cynthia and families.

We are happy and thankful for the wonderful memories we shared with Aunt Joan. I, Jim, had many interesting days growing up at Virginia Water with Aunt Joan, some days more interesting than others. Our children got to know Joan when we visited her many times in Nova Scotia as she welcomed us with open arms and made us all feel welcome. I brought Jeff to visit Aunt Joan this November and he was thrilled to see her again.
Due to a work commitment that Jim has, we regretfully are not able to join and support you in person in St. John’s on Thursday, but our thoughts will be there with all of you.

We will truly miss her and cherish our memories.

Jim, Joanne, Amanda, Nick and Jeff Landrigan

I’m sorry to hear that news today Cynthia Crosbie, your Mother was a beautiful Woman. Our most sincere condolences to you, the family and all the relatives. God Bless, your in our thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending sincere condolences. Kim & family

Dear Cynthia and family,
Your abundant love and concern for you Mom in later years was wonderful to see. “Aunt” Joan lived a good and abundant life and after many sick years she has gone to another home.
Kevin and Judy

Alex, Rob, Tim and Cynthia, so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have great memories of Joan as you will. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Franny, Tania and Scott.

Cynthia, Rob, Alex Tim and families.
Paula and I were both saddened to learn of your Mothers passing. we both sincerely enjoyed the few occasions we were fortunate to spend with her.
our thoughts are with you at this time

Jack /Paula

Rob, Liz and the Crosbie family,
So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Janet O’Brien

Alex, Rob, Cynthia, Tim and families.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Parker. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with the entire Crosbie family as you grieve for your Mother/Grandmother.

To the Crosbie family, so sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time.

Alex, Rob, Tim, Cynthia and Families. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. You have many fond memories to cherish in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Dear Rob & family,

My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. May your memories of the good times console you through this difficult time.
Nancy Healey

Rob, Alex, Tim, Andrew, Laura, Shauna and family. We are sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother’s s passing and would like to extend our sincere sympathy. May these days of grieving give way to the days of fond memories of her life well lived.

Wayne and Debbie Follett

Very sorry for your loss our hearts and prayers are with you all

Cynthia, Alex, Robert, Tim and family
Sincere Sympathy on the loss of your mother. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families.

Cynthia, Alex, Robert,Tim and family ,
We are so sorry to hear that your wonderful Mom and Grandmother has passed away. May the many years of wonderful memories bring each and everyone of you some comfort at this sad time.
We are away an unable to pay our respects in person but be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers

Cynthia,Tim,Rob,Alex and all the Crosbie Family; Kay and I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mother, We are thinking of you all at this sad time.

Mac & Kay

Cynthia, Alex, Rob and Tim – and your families; We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was true and generous friend. We shall miss her greatly but she will live on in many, many happy memories. Our condolences and love to you all. /Donna & Charles Collins.

Dear Tim, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Dear Members of Mrs. Parker’s Family, On behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, we extend our deepest sympathy to you on the death of your mother. Mrs. Parker has been a partner in Mercy with us since 1967 when she led in the formation of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary which remains today a vital part of the Hospital’s community of compassion and care. We celebrated the Auxiliary’s 25th anniversary in her home. She joined us at Government House when we celebrated the 50th anniversary and was joyfully welcomed and commended by His Honour Frank Fagan. We are deeply grateful that this generous, compassionate and wise woman shared our Mercy journey in healing. St. Clare’s is a better hospital because she chose to be part of the community there. The Sisters of Mercy are better ministers in healing because she walked with us. May the memory of her rich legacy be a source of comfort for you in your sadness. May Mrs. Parker rest now in God’s love and peace for all eternity. Sister Elizabeth Davis for the Sisters of Mercy

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Tim. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Mary & Dave Howe

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing Tim. My condolences to you and your family
Don Peckham

Sincere sympathy Tim and your family .

Tim and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Cherish the beautiful memories.

Tim and family…I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as a lovely woman. I know she will be missed. Prayers and condolences in this difficult time.

Cynthia, Alex, Rob, Tim & families. We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was beautiful lady. Hold on to your memories, they will get you through.

Cynthia, Tim, Alex and Rob I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was my second mom for so many years, she will always hold a special place in my heart. Love to all of you.

Karin Dodge (Bradbury)

Cynthia: So very sorry for your loss. Sending love and sympathy. Cherish your memories.

Alex, Rob, Tim and Cynthia,
Sorry to hear about your Moms passing. We will always remember her kindness and zest for life.
Condolences to all your families,
Colin and Flo

to all of the Crosbie clan – I loved Joan like a sister, we had lovely times, lots of memories – I am sorry I won’t be there for the service but I will be there in spirit. God’s blessings for all of you and many thanks for the good times I spent with you and with her!! with love and appreciation, Heather Bonham

Rob, Tim and Family
Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Her strong sense of community runs deep in your Family and is a great legacy. Take care.

Please know your friends in South Carolina are grieving with all of you in your loss of beloved Joan. We will continue to lift you in prayer. Remember all the good times to make you stronger.
Love,
Sherrie Todd

To the Crosbie Family, so sorry to hear about your Mom our thoughts are with you. Know you all must have many many wonderful memories to comfort you now and more importantly in the future. Janet, Gary, & Family

So sorry to hear of your Mom”s passing Tim. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Bonnie

Dear Alex, Rob, Tim, Cyn and families – so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. I do know you all have wonderful memories to cherish that will bring you comfort now and always.

Thinking of you all

Gudie

We were very saddened to hear that your Mother passed away. Many memories of her at Virginia Waters. Our sympathies to you all.

Sending my Condolence to the Parker & Crosbie families on the passing of your cherished loved one.
Bless you all.

Ginny and I were saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing. She certainly fought a brave fight for a long time. I’m sure she is in a better place.now. We are in Florida at present so regret not being there.
We both send our love and sympathies to you all.
Randy