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Gordon Willis Parsons

December 24, 1941 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 76)


Gordon Willis Parsons, 76

Sydney Mines

It is with heartfelt sadness that we regret to announce the peaceful passing of Gordon Willis Parsons, age 76, at home on Friday, February 9, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.

Gordon was born in North Sydney, December 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Clarence & Susanne (Mulley) Parsons. A native of North Sydney, Gordon lived and worked most of his life in Vancouver, and returned to Cape Breton in 2007 after retiring from a lengthy career with the Canada Revenue Agency. Gordon loved flowers, and taking long drives through the countryside in his Sebring convertible.

Gordon is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Ross (late Allister) of North Sydney and Doreen Rendell (late Ross) of Corner Brook, and two brothers, Donald (Julie) Parsons, Dartmouth and William (Melissa) Parsons, North Sydney, sisters-in-law Rhoda Parsons, Middle River and Gloria Parsons, Halifax. Gordon is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by his brothers John Roy Parsons and James Parsons.

Visitation for Gordon will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday February 14, 2018, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with Rev John Hannem officiating. Reception for family and friends to follow after the conclusion of the funeral service at Central Court, 65 Stanley Street, North Sydney. A private internment will be held in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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