Don Parker

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Don Parker

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1917-2003

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Don Parker was born in 1917 in Sanford, Manitoba, where he was raised by his parents, James and Rae Parker. Don served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from January 1940 to 1945. After the war, he joined his brother Doug in farming near Sanford and they also joined their father as partners in an International Harvester Dealership, which later became Parker Brothers. In 1952, he married Bernice Olmstead who was the assistant principal of Sanford High School. Don served on the Sanford-Ferndale History Committee and was instrumental in writing and in collecting historical information for the book Sanford-Ferndale, 1871-1987, a historical account of the area published in 1989. Don and Bernice had two daughters: Debra, who was born in 1957 and Heather, who was born in 1959 but who died soon after her birth.

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Created by Derek Persson (September 1998). Revised by N.Courrier (September 2018)

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