Mrs. Gabrielle Parker, age 92 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in her residence at Bethammi.
Gabrielle was born on April 9, 1925, as one of a set of triplets, in Saint Zenon du Lac Humqui, Quebec to parents Seraphin and Seraphine Jean. The family moved to Saskatchewan when Mom was very young, and in her teens, they moved to Port Arthur. Mom’s first job was a riveter for Can Car during the Second World War.
Mom and Dad met in 1944, soon after Dad moved to Port Arthur, they married in June 1945 and spent 68 wonderful years together raising 7 children. Mom had a fulltime job looking after us until we all started school, at which time she worked as a manager at the Dairy Queen on Red River Road as well as the Dairy Queen in Current River. Mom eventually worked as a dietary aid at the LPH until retirement in 1988.
Mom enjoyed golf with Dad and she enjoyed their weekly card night with family and friends, and an occasional trip to the casino.
Mom’s greatest joy was her 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren…and was awaiting the arrival of #16.
Mom is greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Don (Dale), Guy (Elador), Georgette Andrusky, Doris Danelisky, Larry (Karen), Gordon (Lorraine), Valerie Gilbert, Mom’s sister Madeline Belisle, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her husband George, siblings Marie, Annette, Aurele, Louis, Hector, Agnes, Simone, Lorette, Oliva, Lionel, Raymond, Rita and Angeline, as well as her triplet brothers Roger and Roland, sons-in-law Don Danelisky, Sheldon Gilbert, and Terry Andrusky.
Funeral Mass for Gabrielle will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens will follow the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.