died on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Iler Lodge in Essex at the age of 90. Devoted husband of Norma (nee Place) for over 55 years. Father of John "Joe" Parkinson (Kamille) and Richard Parkinson (Shelley). Grandpa of Christian and Paige. Ken was a graduate of Cambridge University, served in the Royal Navy, and was a lifelong educator. Ken taught English at Essex District High School from 1969 until his retirement. He inspired many students through his love of teaching. As per Ken's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5-7 pm followed by a Memorial Service to celebrate Ken's life at 7 pm. If desired, donations may be made to your charity of choice. Friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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