PARSON, Christopher, “Chris” born May 22, 1954, gently passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on November 13, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Chris was a beloved doctor, father, son, husband, brother, friend, colleague and role model for so many people he touched in his life.
Chris graduated with the Medical Class of UBC in 1979 with a gold medal in Internal Medicine and soon married Marge. He established his first medical practice in Smithers in 1980 and later built a medical clinic. He was chief of staff at Bulkley Valley District Hospital for several years. In 1989 he moved back to the North Shore, where he practiced for ten years at Lions Gate Hospital.
A physician highly respected for both his skill and his compassion, Chris knew that the extreme health challenges that would eventually take his life were both unavoidable and inescapable. Deeply intelligent, honourable, loyal and determined, Chris was so much more than the sum of his parts. Chris was the eldest of five children of Joseph-father (predeceased) and Roxana-mother and sisters Mandy (predeceased), Gillian, Angela and Margaret. Chris will be remembered with love by his wife Marge of 34 years, Daughter-Heather, Son-Matthew. Our pain at losing him is immense.
Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver.
Donations may be made in memory of the deceased to The Huntington’s Society of Canada https://donate.huntingtonsociety.ca/