Wanda Marie Parrott

February 3, 1950 to February 19, 2017


Wanda Marie Parrott passed peacefully away at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family and friends on Sunday, February 19, 2017 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Wanda was born on February 3rd, 1950 to Jack Rodney Dancey and Carrie Ray (nee Hollett) Dancey and grew up in Burin, NL. Predeceased by her husband William Norman Parrott formally of Winterton Trinity Bay, (2013); Parents, Rod (1983) and Carrie (2006) Dancey of Burin; Parent’s in Law, James (1995) and Mena Doris (nee Tiller) (1990) Parrott and brother in-law Mike Butler (2015) of Fredericton, NB. Leaving to celebrate her life, her beloved children; daughter Amanda (Jeff Rees) of Iqaluit, NU; son Andrew (Janalee Slaney) of Mt. Pearl; sister Carol Butler (Fredericton); and sister-in-law Ruby Parrott. A special Aunt Pearl Dancey, nieces Susan Butler, Heather Butler (Scott Grandy) and nephew Rodney Butler. Close friends Frank and Cynthia Carter, Judy Jewison and David Randell. Great Nephews Scott McCullough, Nicholas Butler Hogan, Jack Butler and her favourite four legged friends Jackson, Chole and Gilligan as well as a large circle of family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Russell Dawe and those of the palliative care team with a special note to Registered Nurses Esther Abbott-Kent, Ashley Careen and Angie Sturge who went above and beyond to help us in our time of need. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 10 – 12 p.m, 2 – 4 p.m, and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Holy Innocents Anglican Church on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m, with inurnment to follow in the Holy Innocents Cemetery. Donations in Wanda’s memory may be made to Holy Innocents Anglican Church, or to a charity of one’s choice.



10 - 12 p.m. on February 23, 2017

2-4 p.m. on February 23, 2017

7-9 p.m. on February 23, 2017

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I’m saddened to hear about Wanda’s passing. She was one of the persons I had continuous contact with over the 40+ years I worked at MUN. Wanda was always gracious and helpful, never ruffled by the madness of final exam season and always very professional. At times I would be stumped by some new regulation or something that changed, but Wanda always knew the right answer to my questions. She was always on top of classroom scheduling, no mean feat in such a big university. Her colleagues always said that it would take three people to replace her if she ever retired. I’m sorry she didn’t get to enjoy many more years of a well-deserved retirement. My condolences to her family.

Amanda, Andrew, Ruby, Carol, Susan, Heather & Rodney
I was quite saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

So sorry to hear about Wanda’s passing. I interacted with her often over the years, and her infallible optimism and incredible ability to find solutions to difficult problems were a great asset to Memorial. More than that, she was such a nice person to talk to – I always looked forward to seeing her.

She will be missed.

Amanda, Andrew, Carol, Ruby and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So wanted to be there today, but circumstances did not permit. Our childhood day and memories are so cherished. Family and friends will give you the strength to carry on without her, but she will remain within your hears forever. Love to all.

To the family of my beautiful friend Wanda, so very sorry for your loss. I worked with your Mom at MUN and she was nothing more than a lady,…such a sincere soul. She will be missed. Love to you all in your time of sorrow.

Amanda. Andrew and Ruby,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Wanda. She was a beautiful lady and we looked forward to visiting with her when we returned home for visits. May you take comfort in many happy memories of your Mother and Sister-in-law. She will truly be missed. Love to you all. John and Janet Stevenosn

To Amanda Andrew and Ruby,so sad to hear the passing of your Mom,and sister-in- law,We have been neighbours the last 40 yrs. Over the years we had many of conversations. Many laughs at darts Bill and you. I never had to worry about the next door neighbours because we had the best in our neighbour hood. Thank-you Wanda and Bill for your kindness over the yrs you will be truly missed.

Andrew, Amanda and family,
We have never met but I felt like I knew you. Your mom and I often exchanged stories of our children when we crossed paths at MUN. What a beautiful soul your mother was. I’m so saddened to hear of her passing. God bless.

My deep condolences Amanda and Andrew. It was such a pleasure to work with your mother at MUN for many years. She was a beautiful lady in every way.

I had the pleasure of working with Wanda in the Registrar’s Office. She was a true lady. She always had a smile and time for a chuckle despite managing a crazy schedule and busy job. Such a proud mother she was! My deepest sympathy to her children and family.

My sincere condolences Amanda and Andrew. Although I haven’t seen your Mom in a number of years, I remember her telling me stories and speaking so proudly of her family. She was a compassionate and kind lady with a big heart; and an exceptional work ethic. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead.

Andrew and Janalee,
Sorry to here about your mother’s passing. May God give you peace and strength, as our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of your loss. God Bless.

Wanda was a good friend and colleague for many years. I always found her most co-operative and helpful over timetable matters both over many years on the timetable committee and later as Head of Chemistry. I shall miss her. Please accept my sympathies.

I was so sad to hear of Wanda Parrott’s passing. I don’t know if I ever met her face to face, but I feel as though I know her because of so many helpful and positive interactions I had with her over the years at MUN.

Wanda’s family and friends
I am so sorry that Wanda was taken from you so soon. I was very fortunate to have had frequent interactions with Wanda over the years in my role as Deputy Head, Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Chemistry at Memorial. Wanda was a sweet, friendly person, a delight to deal with. I will always have fond memories of such a special lady..

Amanda and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I worked with Wanda for many years at MUN. She was an amazing women and a great friend. She will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I spent many hours on the phone over the years with your mom discussing courses and rooms at MUN. She was such a lovely person. R.I.P. Wanda

So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Amanda, Andrew, Carol and Ruby

So saddened to hear of Wanda’s passing. We became friends in 1968 during the College of Trades days. She certainly was an exceptional friend and an amazing lady. Cherish your memories. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

We extend our Sincere Sympathy to you at this sad time in your life.

Amanda and Andrew, I was saddened to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom and I became instant friends when I met and began working with her at MUN. We shared many a good laugh. She and your Dad hold a special place in our hearts. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers as you now walk this journey of grief. May you sense the presence of God’s comforting Arms. Lorraine and RolandShea

So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was a great friend and we have wonderful memories of both her and Bill that we will certainly cherish forever. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

The Follett family.

To Andrew and Amanda and sister Carol;, my sincere condolence on learning that Wanda was passing on to the next phase of her life. It has to be a heartbroken loss but I know you are strong and will make it through this. I have so many fond memories of living next door to Wanda when we were young kids. Her Dad used to drive the both of us around Burin in the rumble seat of his 1926 Ford! So sad that the fun times in life are now a memory. God Bless her and I am sure, because we are believers, that she is on the way to meet Bill….

Wayne Gould

I was so sorry to read of Wanda’s passing. We had lost touch since I retired from MUN but always remember how many times she helped me out when one of our students had a problem. She was always helpful and cheerful – we probably only talked in person once or twice but almost daily on the phone. Please accept my condolences.

So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was such a lovely lady. We have many fond memories of her and Bill in the Lion’s Club. May you both rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss. Had such a great time spent talking with Wanda at the reunion last summer. Such a wonderful person.


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

Andrew, Amanda and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, Andrew, I worked with your Mom for many years at MUN. She was so lovely and kind. Lisa and I send our deepest condolences.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. It was alway a pleasure to met Wanda….

Our thoughts are with all of Wanda’s family and friends. Although we only knew Wanda briefly we feel as if we knew her so much longer through stories from her beloved cousin Tom Hollett. Our sincerest condolences.

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with your family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

-Nuiyak School Staff

Rest in Peace Wanda……..from a childhood friend of Parson’s Point. I walked by your family home this past summer and reminisced of wonderful days gone by.

I was so very sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. I had many dealings with her at MUN and considered her a great friend. She will be missed. My thoughts are with her family at this difficult and sad time.

I’m sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with your Mom for seven years at MUN and found her to be a lovely lady, dedicated to her work and a pleasure to be around. She went above and beyond in trying to help everyone out. She will be missed and with very fond memories.

I am so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was such a sweet person – always cheerful and willing to help when I visited the Registrar’s Office at the University.
Rest in Peace, Wanda.

Over the many years we had known Wanda, we remember her as a very kind and gentle person who seemed to always have a smile. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

I worked at MUN for many years, and I came to know Wanda through our contacts over timetables and room bookings. She was one of the most well-known names on campus. We had many a phone chat and many a chuckle. She was always very kind to me, and very professional and efficient in her work. I thought the world of Wanda, and I am very sad to hear of her passing. I send my condolences to all her family and friends. She will always be in your hearts and the hearts of all who knew her.

So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. We last saw her at the bluegrass festival. She always had a smile and never forgot Winterton folks. Our sincere sympathies.

To the Parrott Family
So sorry for the lost of your loved one…..Wanda.
We grew up together in Burin, only this last
year I was so happy to make contact with her
again at Holy Innocents Church, Paradise.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
at this most difficult time.
Cyril and Pauline Dodge ( Mayo )

I just wanted to say I am so Deeply saddened to hear about the Loss of Your mom. So many memories growing up! It is never easy to loose someone esp. A parent. My thoughts & Prayers are with you All

So sorry to hear your loss brain Beatrice Cooney and Wayne buckle

I worked with your Mom at Memorial for many years. She always had a smile, a laugh and something wicked to say. I remember her fondly. My condolences.

Our sincere condolences to Amanda, Andrew, and Ruby. Bill and Wanda always came to our annual Christmas kitchen parties and we always had a great laugh and a great time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brett and Evelyn Wareham

Amanda and Andrew,
So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing, we have known your Mom and Dad for many years. When ever I would meet your Mom we would alway have a great chat. She was so proud of you both. Know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers.

Glenn and Judy LaCour

We are so sorry for your loss, Wanda was such a lovely person , , We thought the world of her, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are so sorry for your loss, Wanda was such a lovely person inside and out, ,, We thought the world of her, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mrs .Wanda Parrott came into my life for a very short amount of time . In that time she welcome me into her warm loving arms and made me feel like such an amazing person . Wanda left an imprint to all that knew her . I will never forgot her gentle arms , warm smile and compassion to all . She was an beautiful woman , inside and outside .

Rest peacefully sweet Wanda .
We Love you

So sorry to hear off your loss. My condolences to your family.

So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Heaven had gained a beautiful Angel, Condolences to the family. Romie and I have many wonderful memories of Wanda and the family. Hold tight to your wonderful memories and know that she lives on in a lot of hearts as do the imediate family. May God wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow and bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Marilyn, Romie and family