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James (Jim) Parsons


Canadian Army


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Supply Technician, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 08 Aug 1932, North Battleford, Saskatchewan


Died: Jan 2023


PARSONS, James (Jim) - It is with sadness and a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend; Jim Parsons. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Delores, his eldest son William, and brothers Herb (Smokey), Harvey and Bob. Survived by his sister Kathleen. Jim leaves behind to mourn his loving children: sons Terry and Rob, as well as daughters Candice and Carla. He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren who will sorely miss their grandfather. He will be sadly missed by daughter-in-law Kelsey and his surrogate daughter Stephanie. Jim was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Jim was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, August 8, 1932. He joined the Canadian Army in 1949 and stayed until he was transferred to the Canadian Forces Navy in 1972; which brought him to Victoria, BC. He went on many deployments to the southern seas. Later in his career he was brought ashore and put on the Admiral's staff as Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. After retiring from the Canadian Forces, Jim worked for Designated Drivers and eventually bought the company. Jim was fine guitar player and played in bands in his younger years. He loved jamming with his brothers when they all get together. He loved his golf and spent many days on the course where he was most content. No matter how good or poor he was playing he would always say to his playing partners, "At least we are on the right side of the grass." (The Victoria Times Colonist 24 Jan 2023)


The four Parsons brothers all served in the Canadian Military:  Harvey Parsons (Navy), Herbert Douglas Parsons (Army), James (Jim) Parsons (Army / Navy) and Robert Kenneth Parsons (Navy)


Ships served in:

HMCS PROVIDER - Served in PROVIDER 1972 - 1976

HMCS TERRA NOVA - Served in TERRA NOVA 1977 - 1979



CPO2 Jim Parsons


Three Turks visiting HMCS PROVIDR'S C&POs Mess


Jim Parsons in white with the guitar



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