PARSONS, Wayde Manley

February 7th, 1946 – February 10th, 2016

Wayde passed away peacefully on February 10, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC. He was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on February 7, 1946 to Martha (Porat) and Manley Parsons. Wayde is predeceased by his parents, sister Mavis and his eldest son Warren. Growing up Wayde lived all over Alberta and BC. In 1967 Wayde and his wife Linda settled down in Surrey, BC to start a family. Two sons and 3 years later he purchased the first of many gravel trucks. In 1970 they moved to Langley and he started his own trucking business. Five years later daughter Jennifer was born. Although trucking was his main passion he was also involved in the restaurant and night club business. Purchasing Langley’s own “Country Palace” in 1979 and renaming it “Jennifer’s Cabaret” after his only daughter. Through all his successes and failures Wayde never lost his zest for life. He loved gopher and duck hunting in Alberta, fishing, playing crib and road trips with Elvis music blaring. He loved hockey talk, cars and reading. He loved his grandchildren, family and friends. Wayde leaves to mourn his passing, son Darren (Tracy), daughter Jennifer and their mother Linda, eight grandchildren, twins Darren and Warren, Cody, Emily, Joshua, Max, Kaylie and Angelina. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his brothers Dwight (sons Keith and Ken and their mother Wilma, and daughter Amber) of Alberta, Bradly of White Rock, BC, his special friend Gaylynn (son Mike) and Lily. Never forgotten, always in our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 13, 2016 at the George Preston Rec. Centre, 20699 – 42 Avenue, Langley, BC at 1:30pm.

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