In Memory Of


Fern Odessa Parker

Apr 30, 1927 - Dec 12, 2020


  Because of COVID restrictions we are having a private family memorial at a later date.


Donations may be made in Fern’s name to the Children’s Burn Unit, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, 3942-50a Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7


Parker, Fern Odessa

Fern Odessa Parker, of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away peacefully at Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday December 12, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

Fern was born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She met and married Samuel Edwin Parker and together they moved to Alberta. Fern was active in the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Legion and many volunteer positions throughout her life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel, and her parents, Nina and Manus DesChamp.

Fern is survived by her children; Sharon (Robert) Griffith, Donna (David) McAra, Brian (Brenda) Parker, Wayne (Celia) Parker. She is also survived by 8 Grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; brother George Hemeon, Sister Ruth Richard and special friend Norm Cooper.

Donations may be made in Fern’s name to the Children’s Burn Unit, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, 3942-50a Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7

Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes, Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


Rose Swedberg:

My deepest condolences to the family and to norm cooper. Our friendship since calgary and will very much miss our letter writing. Your words of strength and wisdom encouragement yet your love shared will forever be treasured. Has been such a honor all these years to share you with my family. Your smile will remain as bright as your wings.

Rose Swedberg:

My sincere condolences to the family and to norm. Fern was and still is a legend of pure heart, i will miss the caring letters, i will miss your words of strength and wisdom but they now are etched within to carry me through. Many years we stayed as friends and the pharmacy in Calgary i mark as our landmark to which our friendship blossomed and continued to this whole time. Many memories i have tucked so very close to where they will remain. You were my (Special mom) . I was honored to share you with my family and share stories and introduce to my family what a true friend was. That true friends exist. I found mine and i felt so much pride. Skylynn, Jordan, and Marc, Candace and her family, will remember the fond memories. I know Sam guided you gently to the great divine and your wings are as bright as your smile. I always said you were my angel in disguise. As always and forever fern i love you dearly. (Always).

Edith Dimaculangan :

To my Beloved Auntie Fern who Is my hero , my bosom friend and a grandmother to my children. I was 22 in 1967 when you and Uncle Sam welcomed me to your house introduced me to your family. Likewise, you welcomed my fiancée, then my parents amd three siblings who just came from the Philippines and then my husband’s visiting mother and sister. You and Uncle were our wedding sponsors .Our daughters only knew you as a wonderful grandmother. Thank you so much for the wonderful time playing bingo, swimming, hiking, shopping, bowling, dancing and enjoying happy dinners. We had so much laughter and banquets of delicious food. Thank you for sharing Uncle Sam, your children and grandchildren and Norm whoy family and I love. I am now 76 and I shall keep you in my prayers and love you for as long as Iive.

Kim Ringer:

Our hearts are in Alberta with Aunt Fern’s family. Her family here in Nova Scotia will cherish our time spent with her over the years. Special hugs go out to Norm during this hard time. He cherished her and will miss her dearly. Our hearts go out to you all during this difficult time.

Evie Panasuik:

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
Have many fond memories of spending time with your Mom and your Dad.
My caring thoughts are with all her loved ones.
Evie Panasuik

Christine Gagnaux:

Brian, Brenda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that as you reflect on your mom’s life you are filled with memories of good times, love and laughter. Remember that there is no timetable for grief.... take as long as you need.
Love you much,
Christine aka Christie

Brian Parker:

Mom I know you are always with me and watching over me. I hope that heaven is beautiful and you are once again with Dad.

I will always cherish the hours we spent fishing at Alberta Beach. We did not catch a lot of fish but had a great time doing it.

Love you and miss you.

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