In Memory Of


Vincent Wayne Parcels

May 30, 1939 - Aug 18, 2021


  A celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held later.


Memorial Donations in Wayne’s name may be made to Alberta Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice



1939 to 2021

It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we announce the passing of Vincent Wayne Parcels. Wayne has touched so many lives during his 82 years. We were blessed with his presence, but he has been taken from us way too early, passing August 18th, at home, peacefully in his sleep, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wayne will always be remembered for being the kind, loving person he was, always putting others first before himself. For his outstanding work ethic, love for nature, animals, and for his ability to always be so positive, finding the beauty in the littlest things, no matter the situation presented to him. Through his farming years, working with his dad, he learned how to fix any machine and always said that you can’t take everything to town and afford to farm. Working the Rigs was a great experience while living at the family farm but decided that Corrections would be a better choice. During his 33- year career at Bowden Institution, he touched so many lives and everyone that met him, felt an instant bond. He has always brought such a positive influence and blessed so many with his Love and compassion, so let us remember him for the inspiration he was to all of us, bringing so much joy to our lives. Wayne, you will always be remembered and never forgotten, as you look down and continue to direct us from above with your internal guidance and wisdom, you so greatly shared. God Bless and Rest in Peace, till we meet again.

Predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Lillian Parcels, daughter Bev Murphy and Mother-in-Law Irene Edgar in 2016.

Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Heather of 39 years, sisters: Patricia Jackson and Leone Rempel; special cousin, Jill Parcels; daughter, Joy Parcels; son, Lindsay Pritz (Jen); son-in-Law Mike (Jane) Murphy; special daughter Kerry (Brad) Towle, her children: Madison & Jessica; special son, Gallagher (Ali) Keough; special nephew, Brent Jackson; granddaughters: Annessa and Ella Parcels; special daughter-in-Law, Doreen Dillabough; cousins: Wheale and Goldstrom; along with many nieces and nephews. FAMILY OF FRIENDS (too many to name) but you know who you are, numerous close friends who became like Brothers.

A celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held later.

Memorial Donations in Wayne’s name may be made to Alberta Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice

Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151


Shelley and Masoud Shahanaghi:

Dearest Heather,
It is with heavy hearts that we send you our deepest condolences as you grieve the loss of your sweet Wayne. He will always be remembered fondly as one of the gentlest men we have known.
May you always be comforted by all of the wonderful things you have done together, places you've been and friends and family you have shared so many things.

Doris Kibermanis:

I always visioned Wayne as a man that was a pillar of strength but didn't feel he needed to be in the front row.

May he now be free of pain and illness.
Enjoy being with loved ones and old friends that have passed on.

A life that was well lived.

Raymond and Ethel Lisell:

no one can replace this kind and caring man--He would go out of his way to help where it was needed and never expect anything in return. He will be forever remembered in our hearts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

Richard and Linda Hare:

Love and prayers. Wayne will be missed. xxxx

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