Parkin, Douglas Robert

January 16, 1928 - Regina, Saskatchewan -
December 11, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

After a happy and well-lived life, our father, Doug Parkin of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully just shy of his 93 birthday on Friday, December 11, 2020. 

Doug was born and raised in Regina, SK, where he often recounted summers at Regina beach. Later the family moved to West Vancouver where he met and married, Laurel Parkin (nee Mair). There, they began their family; and in May of 1962, they moved to Calgary where Doug taught business at SAIT; and in 1969 founded Crestview Floors.

Doug loved to sing songs around the campfire at the Parkin Lot in Windermere, hiking through the alpine with his good friend Andrew; and exploring the rivers of Western Canada by (motorized) canoe with the River Rats. Doug’s many friends will remember his zest for life and travelling. His travels took him to many places but in retirement he spent winters at Maui’s Sugar Beach where he made many lasting friendships. In later years,
he enjoyed a very special friendship with Lynn Semon.

Doug will be lovingly remembered by his children, Sandee (Steve Tester), Donald (Lucy), Janice (Ken Mitchell), and John (Jan); his sisters, Cathy Orser and Helen Miller; his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Laurel, his son Bruce (Lynn), his second wife Maria (nee de Boer), and sisters, Merle, Billie, Maxie and Dorothy. 

Details of a memorial service at a later date will be provided on the McInnis & Holloway memorial page. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Doug’s obituary at Please take a moment to share how you knew our father and a special memory. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 120, 6835 Railway Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, 

In living memory of Doug Parkin, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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