December 3, 1946 – October 21, 2022
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Gerald James Parrott of Maple Ridge BC at the age of 75 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Dawn and his children Cheryl (Chris) McGregor, James (Evelyn) Parrott, and Charlene (Josh) Croteau; his 5 grandchildren Tyrus, Daelyn, Tobyn, Ryder and Hayley. He is survived by his twin brother Gordon (Cheryl) Parrott, his sisters Bev (Dale) Sprague and Barb Parrott (Alan Crawford). As well, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends in Canada, Australia and England.
He was predeceased by his parents Herbert (Bert) and Rose Parrott (nee Taylor)
Gerry was an Advanced Life Support Paramedic, Unit Chief, Superintendent and Director for the BC Ambulance Service for a total of 34 years. He has worked in several areas of the Province: Richmond, Langley, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Vancouver, Terrace, Victoria, Saltspring Island and Vancouver Island.
He was involved in volunteering for many causes. Among these volunteer positions were: Auxiliary RCMP officer for 15 years; active member on the Blue Knights Motorcycle Group; executive member of the Gold Wing Road Riders group in the Okanagan. He co-founded the Okanagan Motorcycle Ride for Dad Commitee. He was on the Executive for the Lower Mainland Ride to Live; a member of the presenting team for Cursillo and Marriage Encounter weekends; a representative to Synod, and Church Warden on Saltspring Island. Gerry was also on the motorcycle escort detail for Ironman Canada and Triathlon Events; on the Technical team for St. George Anglican Church in Maple Ridge and served on McHappy Days. There were numerous other causes, all dear to him.
The family wishes to send a special thanks to Dr. Uh and Dr. Stewart as well as the Fraser Health Community Care and Palliative care workers for their help and assistance with caring for Gerry during his illness.
A memorial service will be held on November 7, 2022 at 11:00am at St. George Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 3L8 with a reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion 088, 12101 224 Street, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 6B7
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