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Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, November 27, 1958

Services For J. A. Parkin, 1958

    Funeral services for the late James Alfred Parkin were held November 15 at 2 pm from the Salvation Army Citadel. Born in 1902. at Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Mr. Parkin died suddenly November 13 of a heart attack.

    After spending his earlier years on the prairies, he came to the Peace River in 1927, moving to Dawson Creek two years later, where he remained until 1946.

    The Parkin family came to Whitehorse 12 years ago. At the time of his death, Mr. Parkin was working for the Airforce as a plumber.

    Beside his wife Ida May, Mr. Parkin is survived by seven children, Jack, Irvine, Roberta, Violet (Mrs. Nick Barnett), Patricia (Mrs. Harold Babcock), Michael and Vernon. There are six grandchildren.

    After final rites by Salvation Army Captain Kerr, interment followed at Whitehorse Cemetery.