Allan Parker

Born in Bedale, Yorkshire, England on 8 July 1936
Passed away in Red Beach, New Zealand on 1 February 2016
Late of Everard Avenue, Army Bay
Aged 79 years
Royal Navy and RNZN (BEM).
8 July 1936 to 1 February 2016.
Passed away at Hibiscus Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loved brother of John (England). Loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and Max and Stephen and Vicki. Loving and proud grandfather of Madeleine, Anna and Tessa.
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Allan was one of those rare human beings who had the capacity to uplift others so that they could be the best they could be. I had the privilege of knowing Allan having shared in days gone by many conversations about life, the capacity of the human spirit to overcome and love. His love for his family, Christ and those he was in contact with heartening. Rest well Allan.
Karen McLaughlan lit a candle for Allan Parker
Allan was one of those rare human beings who had the capacity to uplift others so that they could be the best they could be. I had the privilege of knowing Allan having shared in days gone by many conversations about life, the capacity of the human spirit to overcome and love. His love for his family, Christ and those he was in contact with heartening. Rest well Allan.
Karen McLaughlan lit a candle for Allan Parker
Deepest sympathy to Elaine and family. I was lucky enough to meet Allan during my time in Auckland, he greatly expanded my understanding of this wonderful place. It is my pleasure to have known him, Triona O' Connor.
Caitriona O' Connor lit a candle for Allan Parker
We extend our deepest sympathy to Elaine,Sarah,Max,Steve,Vikki and all the family,....mary,Paul ,Peter ,Martim,andTessa
Paul Parker lit a candle for Allan Parker
Uncle Allan, I will treasure the memories and miss you greatly. There are so many stories I could relate and particularly as Sarah has started the ball rolling- on the aspect of sense of humour. I don't ever expect to meet anyone else who whilst supporting an important event in NZ where all the honoured guests were looking forward to delicious traditional Maori food cooked underground at a Hangi. The oven failed sadly and Uncle Allan very creatively put in a huge order for Fish and Chips for many at the local restaurant. All the guests were happy! I celebrate the life of my Uncle and I am very thankful for having him as my Uncle but also much more than that. Love and hug, Mike Parker
Mike Parker lit a candle for Allan Parker
Dad, you have left a hole that will never be filled. I am so blessed that I had you as a father, and so very thankful that I was able to share some of the toughest moments in your life - particularly at the end. I will never forget the love and passion you had for your family - and for everyone that you met. You taught me such strong values and to love and care for others. You had the most amazing quirky sense of humour - that not everyone got to see but when it came out - it was crazy!! No matter what I did in life - you were there supporting me. Even in your last stay at Auckland Hospital for radiation, you listened to a presentation that I was about to give in Wellington. You gave me such great advice ... and heard everything I said. You never waived in your concentration and focus on me - despite your catheter bag being changed, your blood pressure being taken ... and medications being given. You were so proud of who I have become - but the pride is for you dad. Miss you already....xx Sarah
Max Riksen lit a candle for Allan Parker