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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37 responses to David John Parker

  1. Cindy says:

    It is very hard to write something about a man that I just got to know the week before his passing.
    Seeing the way he loved his kids, his wife and his home makes it hard to realize he is gone.But not forgotten He will always be remembered. Sheri I am very sorry for your loss and you know if you need anything we are hear for you.

    Love your sister
    and family..

  2. We truly have a special place in our hearts for all members of the Parker family…those we know well and those we have yet to meet.

    Though our paths crossed only biefly with David, he was able to help us solve a problem in our home, for which we are still grateful.

  3. sharon longo says:

    sheri, sorry to hear of davids passing,another cousin that we never met, but we did hear very good things about him with the deepest sympathy

  4. Ken Nakasuji says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. R. W. Read says:

    Goodbye David,
    As your “Uncle Bob”, I have fond memories of your earlier years before you moved to California: visits to you and your brothers when you lived in Penticton; performing with you in “Oliver” with you one of Fagin’s pickpockets; trick & treating with you for many Hallowe’ens with your brothers and sister; watching you with Louise by my side when you pole-vaulted in many events; and many other cherished moments. We’ll miss you very much.
    “Uncle Bob” and Miss Smith Bob & Louise Read

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