Geraldine Parks

Obituary of Geraldine Bernadette Parks

August 15, 1951 – Ituna, Saskatchewan

June 27, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Geraldine (Gerry) Parks (nee Dorsh), beloved wife of Larry Parks of Calgary, AB, on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the age of 72 years.


Gerry was born in Ituna, SK, on August 15, 1951. In 1969, she moved to Edmonton, AB, where she worked for the Red Cross. She married the love of her life, Larry, in 1973.  In 1974, they moved to Calgary to begin a family, becoming a dedicated and hardworking mother to all who knew her.


She had a passion for cooking, maintaining a spotless home, and tending to her beloved flowers. She always celebrated events and holidays with family and friends, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Her greatest achievements were her children and grandchildren, with whom she cherished spending time and creating lasting memories. Gerry will be most remembered for her delicious chili, perogies, and always having a full fridge to share with others.


She leaves behind her loving husband Larry, her daughter Shawna (Terry) Cunha, her son Bobby Parks, and her cherished grandchildren, Gabriella Cunha and Mateo Cunha.


She was predeceased by her brothers, Gerald Dorsh and Glen Dorsh; and her parents, Eleanor and Bob Dorsh.


Gerry will be dearly missed and forever remembered for her kindness, warmth, and unwavering love for her family.


A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.


Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Parks’ service streamed live (see link below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Gerry’s family here.


In living memory of Geraldine Parks, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.



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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Friday, July 12, 2024
Fish Creek - Main Chapel
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 256-9575


Reception to follow at the Fish Creek Hospitality Centre.
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