It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Wayne Parr on July 24, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his family at the age of 55. Born in New Waterford, he is the son of Dorothy Parr (Campbell) and the late John Parr. He will be sadly missed.
In his younger years, Wayne was an avid boxer, a sport he loved, and weight lifting. He also loved to travel, was a caring, free spirited man but had the love for his family, Cape Breton and his two dogs.
Wayne is survived by his pride and joy, his mother Dorothy Parr; children Jason Durando, Kayla MacKinnon and Josh; brothers John (Shauna), Johnny (Rachael) and Stephen; sisters Judy (Allan Griffiths), Melinda (Earl) Burke), Kimberley, Margaret; aunt Helen Campbell as well as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, his best friends Raymond Cameron, Angela King and Mike MacInnis and many friends he made in travels to Vancouver.
He was predeceased by his step father who he loved Neilie MacNeil “Poppy”; paternal grandparents Mary and Jack Parr; maternal grandparents Alexander “Brick” and Susie Campbell.
Cremation has taken place. A chapel service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating, followed by a luncheon at the Army, Navy and Airforce, Smith Street, All are welcome. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. 902-862-7500. Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice, Heart and Stroke or Justice for Clayton.
You’ve just walked on ahead of me
And I’ve got to understand
You must release the ones you love
And let go of their hand.
I try and cope the best I can
But I’m missing you so much
If I could only see you
And once more feel your touch
Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me
Don’t worry I’ll be fine
But now and then I swear I feel
Your hand slips into mine
God took him to his loving home
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be,
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered “Come with me”
He suffered so much in silence, his spirit did not bend
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end,
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God to him to his loving home and freed him from the pain,