It is with profound sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of Anthony David Parkin on Sunday May 16, 2021 in his 65th year. Anthony leaves behind his beloved wife Jayne Parkin (nee Currie) of 18 years, and his children Jessica, Caitlin (Hiten), Michael and Brooke. Anthony will be greatly missed by his siblings Lori (Rich), Marisa, Glyn (Jenny), and Allan (Lilli). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and coworkers.
Anthony was born November 21, 1955 in the United Kingdom and immigrated here to Canada in March 1982. He met the love of his life and settled down with his family, making Mississauga his home. Anthony was many things to his family; a Dad, Daddy, Papa and adored Husband to name a few. Anthony will forever be remembered for his devotion to his family, his wisdom, and his endless advice and laughter. “Anthony would walk into the room and make the furniture laugh.” Anthony’s presence will be irreplaceable. His family will miss him, adore him and love him forever. He will remain in their hearts and guide them through the rest of their lives.
A special thanks to Anthony’s medical team, Dr. Gillespie in palliative care, Dr. Strevel Oncologist and to the wonderful nursing team from VON who made these past six months a little easier. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Anthony's family will be reaching out to friends and family when COVID 19 restrictions are lifted and they are able to gather in a larger group to hold a Celebration of Life at the Glen Oaks Cemetery. Details to follow.
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Posted by Robert Smith | 25-May-2021
I met Tony in 87’ the very first movie he coordinated called A New Life and worked with and for Tony over the last 34 yrs. It’s really hard to believe that much time has passed.I’ve worked with a very long list of carpenters over that time and Tony was definitely a stand out and one of the top 10 craftsman that I’ve had the pleasure to work with in my 38 yr career. He could build anything no matter how complicated the task and I always admired his skill.We work many, many hours in the film industry and we sacrifice the better part of our lives building sets and scenery and working onset and before you know it 35+yrs have gone by.Please try to make the time for your family, friends and yourselves because you can’t buy back time and the older we get the more we realize that our life here really is a very fast ride.❤️
Tony was always wonderful for to see around the studio. He was a pleasure to work with and I always looked forward to seeing him. He was a wealth of knowledge and shared it without hesitation bringing us younger carpenters up to a much more professional level. He will definitely be missed but I’m grateful for the moments I had with him.