Parkinson, May Louise (née Smith)

Parkinson, May Louise (née Smith)

August 17th, 2020

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice with her family by her side, May Parkinson passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Parkinson. Devoted mother of Bonnie May (Keith) Lynes, Catherine Marie (Gary) Connolly and Michael Robert Parkinson. Very proud grandma of Philip (Amanda) Connolly, Jessie (Daryl) Kingma, Chris Lynes, Alex (Chelsea) Parkinson and Haley O’Hagan. Special great-grandma of Rylin May Connolly and Gavin Joseph Parkinson.

After May graduated from the University of Western Ontario at the age of 19, her varied career included a proofreader and linotype operator at the London Free Press, an Avon representative, and a member of the Ontario Board of Parole. Her passion for and commitment to education led her from the Home and School Association to more than 20 years as a trustee on the London Board of Education. She was also a lifetime member of the Rotary Club. 

A private family funeral service was conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Because of social distancing, please raise a glass in May’s memory. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of May are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.

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Dan CorcoranI’m so sorry for your loss Bonnie. I will definitely raise a glass to honour May for a life well lived. A life of great accomplishments (especially you). Our hearts go out to you. Sincerely, Brenda & Dan
Sherry (Marks) LEVITTOn behalf of our entire family, our sincere condolences on the passing of "the best daiquiri maker in all of Port Franks - ah, those were the greatest days at the cottage. Our love to you all from the Levitts (Ken, Mary, Sherry, Tracy & Jeff) xoxo
Robert MerrimenTo May's Family: I send sincere condolences as you grieve and celebrate May..I worked with May on the Ontario Parole Board..We had great conversations as we "car pooled" between London and our many Parole Board destinations..May was smart and very witty and I enjoyed time spent in her company..My wife and I recently were talking about May and we wondered how she was faring in this virus time..We share your sadness at her death..Bob Merrimen.
Ana AldenI would like to extend my condolences to May’s family on her passing . I was her housekeeper for several years , she was a wonderful person her and I had many wonderful visits and our fare share of laughs , may she Rest In Peace
William BrockCondolences to Bonnie, Catherine ,Michael and your families. Spent many years on London School Board with May; noting the major role she played in the best interests of children! After retirement the annual Christmas visit to the Joyce Bennett home with the old gang; gathered, added to the good memories. Sincerest thoughts from Bill and Sharon.
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