David John Parker

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004


David is survived by beloved wife Sheri. David is the loving father of Dustin Parker, Jared Parker, Sullivan Parker, David Parker, Michael Turrigiano and Matthew Turringiano. Beloved brother of Bobbi Elizabeth Parker-Smith, Douglas Frank Parker and Donald Michael Parker. Loving parents John and Mary Parker, and grandfather Arnold Staley.

Too Soon

David John Parker has left us too soon.   

From birth, David was a driving force, determined to conquer the world.  By the time he was 18, he’d already proven himself a competent actor, singer, and athlete. He  was also in the process of becoming a world-class pole-vaulter, having won Gold Medals in three successive years in Canada’s in-door championships.  Achieving his dream of being on the Canadian Olympic track team, he watched politics foil his chances. 

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an eye of becoming a teacher of Physical Education, but California called and there he built a new life, a new family Terry and three sons: Dustin, Jerad, and Sullivan, and a new business: DJ Parker Construction.

Like all other things that David touched, his new life flourished–even though he endured a difficult all-consuming down time.  But he rose above his problems, with the help of many people, primarily his darling Sheri whom he cherished. David, always the romantic, arranged to marry Sheri the day after Valentine’s and the day before her birthday.  Sadly they were only able to celebrate this three-day event three times. But happily their pride and joy, David John, was born to carry on Dave’s name.

Big-hearted David also took under his wing two more boys: Sheri’s Matthew and Michael. He had mighty plans for his large family.  Many more dreams to fulfill. 

We are now left without his sense of humor, his engaging smile, his determination, his philosophical lessons, his boundless patience, his joy for living, his desire for fair play, his consideration for others, his romantic nature, his eye for beauty, his creative talents, and above all, his love of family.

Yes, our son David has left us all too soon.   John and Mary Parker

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 7/17/04 – 4:00PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary.

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38 responses to David John Parker

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  1. Sheri,
    We are sorry to hear about the death of your husband. Your mother Sandy told us about this site. May God shower you with blessing and friends as you go through these hard times.

    God speed,
    Larry’s Uncle Steve

  2. I know how much sorrow you are all feeling at this time. Please accept our sincere condolences toward all the family and friends involved. Although we didn’t have the opportunity to meet David, we feel greatly for your loss of such a dear loved one. Death is always ‘too soon’, no ones can ever really be ready for it. I hope you all will find much happiness in the special memories you’ve made together.

  3. Brian Walley says:

    Unfortunately I just heard about Dave’s passing a couple of years ago from Dave’s nephew Keoni whom I met thru our neighbours at Whistler…Dave and I competed together for years in the pole vault and were on many BC teams going to all sorts of track meets together…he also came to Eugene, Oregon where I was Pole Vaulting for Univ of Oregon and he lived with me there for a year while training under the Pole Vault coach at Oregon….we were great friends but then as life has it we drifted apart…he went to California and I to Seattle and eventually back to Canada…I was so sad to hear from his nephew that he had passed….although late…my condolences…I am sure he is missed…

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