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John Joseph Parsons

April 2, 1972 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 51) 51 Years Old

John Parsons Obituary

John Joseph Parsons

Edmonton/Bras d’Or

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our precious son. John Joseph, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 18, 2024 in Edmonton, Alberta. John was the son of John and Gail (MacDonald) Parsons 

John is survived and will be sadly missed by his 3 children. Alexander (Courtney), Lanasia (Cale), Sage and his granddaughter Graham. His sister Melissa, brother Craig (Lisa), niece and nephews Riley, Dryden, Aunaka, Ethan and Abby. Aunts, Uncles and numerous cousins.

John was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents. William and Mary (Spencer) MacDonald, Patrick Spencer, Jack and Madge Parsons and brother Ryan Jason.

John loved to laugh and wore his heart on his sleeve. He loved his family fiercely, and they loved him just as much. When his father needed a kidney transplant he learned that he was a match and stepped up, donated one of his kidneys to his dad. John had a passion for music, especially listened to The Tragically Hip who he went to see in concert many times. John was lucky enough to have lifetime friends, Rob Parsons, Michael Leblanc, Dwyane Campbell, Dwyane Jessome, Shaun McGean. They could be often found together engaging in shenanigans with John usually having a cheeky grin on his face. His warm smile was genuine and made people comfortable in this presence. Even meeting him, one time is enough to see his kindness and his joyful spirit.

We will deeply miss our loving son who enriched and made our lives better. His spirit will always be with us. After his death, again John was an organ donor so that others would live.

Visitation for John will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday February 10th in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. The service will be live-streamed on W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at

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February 10, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home
107 Pleasant Street
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A1L9

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

3:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Parklane Mall Level 3, 245-5657 Spring Graden Rd, Halifax NS B3J9Z9


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