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Heather June Parkhouse

June 12, 1943 - March 21, 2017


Heather passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 21, 2017. As promised, she lived to see the first full day of spring. Heather was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her well. Born in Prince Rupert in 1943, Heather grew up in small towns and logging camps with her parents and three siblings John, Mary and Nancy. She had a passion for travelling and visited more than 20 different countries throughout her lifetime. Whether it was cruising the South China Sea with her husband or visiting Disneyland with her grandchildren, she made every trip special with whomever was lucky enough to be in her company. Heather was also an outdoor enthusiast and loved backpacking, specifically through Southeast Asia and China; she went many times with different friends and family. She took delight in mountain biking and skiing, and was an avid member of Powell River Hiking Club and Myrtle Point Golf Club. Furthermore, she enjoyed the arts such as painting and knitting. Through example, Heather instilled a lust for life within her grandchildren and taught them to enjoy life to the fullest. Heather worked as a cook in logging camps and at Olive Devaud Residence. She was also a storekeeper/businesswomen, farmer and volunteer at Powell River Hospital Auxiliary. Heather is now with the love of her life and husband of 45 years Gordon “Gordo” Parkhouse, who predeceased her by 13 months. They will be laid to rest side by side at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 24 , at Powell River Regional Cemetery. Anyone is welcome to attend. Afterward, there will be a gathering from 12:30-2:30 pm at Town Centre Hotel. The family would like to thank Doctor Dohm for her constant compassion, skills and caring heart throughout the last few years, staff members at Extended Care Unit for their kindness and dedication to Heather’s care, Penny White and the late Mary-Lou Vella for their devoted support and friendship. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Irene Cole
Relation: friend from childhood.

Nancy, please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Take care. Love and prayers Larry and Irene

From: Ann and Robert Innes
Relation: friend

Very sorry to hear that Heather passed away. It makes us sad when we think of the golfing and hiking and bike riding that we did together.

From: pamela and paul akselsen
Relation: long time hiking friends

Missing you Heather. We had such good times hiking, cycling and gambling. I still can see you and Avril finishing the Great Walk in Tahsis.
Will always remember you.
Pam and Paul

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 24, 2017
Beginning at 12:30pm

Powell River Town Centre Hotel
4660 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3B6

The family invites anyone wishing to come to a short interment service at the Powell River Regional District Cemetery where they will be laying Heather and Gordon to rest; then to the reception at the Town Centre Hotel.

4660 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3B6

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