2020-10-20 13:00 Acadia Valley Cemetery Acadia Valley Acadia Valley AB T0J0A0
Obituary of Frederick James Park
Frederick James Park (Jim) was born on December 17th, 1942 to Mary Ellen Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jim left us on October 12, 2020 after his brief battle with cancer. Jim spent his childhood in Lavinia, Shoal Lake and Decker Manitoba. He was an average active boy riding his bike and was full of mischief! And usually had a sidekick - his cousin Mel Creyke. Growing up, the mischief continued (of course) and in his teen years, enjoyed a shot or 3 of Vodka. Once he entered the work world, he became quite fond of a beautiful blond at a local diner. Jim found his love with Shirley Sokolan over a piece of cherry pie. On November 16, 1963 Jim and Shirley were married at the Knox United Church in Rossburn, Manitoba. Soon after, James Alexander was born in March of 1964. Then, Richard Dale arrived in April of 1965. Then in February 1967, Brian William Nelson was the last boy born. In November 1976, the family was complete when Pamela Marie arrived. Throughout Jim's working years they included Thompson Mine, then Manco (Manitoba Dairy). Jim decided to move the family to Alberta and joined the Lupliack farm, then on to the Wright farm. After this, he then planted roots with Chester on the Neilson farm. This is where he dedicated 38 years. During these years, a close relationship was built between Chester and Kay's family, and Jim and Shirley's family. To Jim, Chester was a leader, his mentor. Jim enjoyed hunting, hockey, fishing and playing cards. This usually involved a bit of vodka cheer! Jim is predeceased by his mother Mary Ellen Park, numerous aunts, uncles and closest friends, and sadly, Chester Neilson. Jim leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Shirley, Sons James, Richard, Brian (Annette) and Pamela (Robert). His Grandchildren Mathew (Genevieve), Tyson (Brandy), Mitchell (Jasmine), Amanda, Terrance, Brianna, Austin and Lorne. 11 Great Grandchildren, one godchild Tracey MacTavish as well as many nieces and nephews. For those unable to attend the service, livestreaming will be available through the website on Jim's obituary page. Due to COVID19 Regulations, there is a 100 people limit at the graveside service, any guest that come over the limit, are welcome to stay but must remain in their vehicles on the outside of the fence.
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