Gertrude (Trudy) Ann Parker

July 6, 1939 - November 10, 2023

In Loving Memory

Gertrude (Trudy) Ann Parker

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Gertrude (Trudy) Ann Parker on November 10th, 2023, in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was 84 years young. She had lived in Armstrong for 48 years.

Trudy was born on July 6th, 1939 to George and Tetje Reitsma In Lacombe, Alberta. She grew up in the little town of Bentley, Alberta, along with her four brothers and three sisters.

Trudy met her husband, Don, of 60 years, in Bentley, Alberta. They were married August 2nd, 1957 in Vernon, BC. In 1975, they purchased property in Armstrong, on Schubert Road. Ever since then, it was called “home”. Don passed away in 2017.

Trudy was survived by her oldest son, Perry and Gail (d.2018) Parker and his family; Trish & Mike Snell and their boys, Caelen and Lochlan, Brandi & Scott MacDonald and their girls, Brianna and Savannah and Shane Parker. Her daughter, Terry & Mike Paull and their family; Chantelle & Scott Pshyk and their daughter, Kinley, Melea & Kevin Lindsay, and Jonathan & Alison Paull and their children, Isla and Nolan. Her youngest son, Rick Parker and his daughter, Elissa & Brock Allen and their family, Zak, Rhett and Quinn. 

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren affectionately referred to her as “Nanny”. In her senior years, she always had a blue or purple splotch of colour amongst her grey hair. Trudy loved visiting with family, friends and relatives either in person, on the telephone and in recent years, through FaceTime. Christmas was her favourite holiday. She loved to wear pyjamas & housecoats because they were “so comfortable”.

In the spring, a gathering and a memorial tree planting will take place in memory of Trudy.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-546-7237

2980 Smith Dr,
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 2

  1. Don Reitsma says:

    My aunty Trudy was more than an aunt, she was a second mother to me, who called me Don #2 (since her Don was #1 and I will agree that no one could take his place!). She also called me “son” which was such an amazing gift. After being apart for so many years, moving to the Okanagan in 2013 reunited us and I am so grateful for a decade of visits that always included great laughter and stories.

    Near the end it was apparent that life had taken it’s toll, so it was a severe mercy that she was taken. Now there is no more pain but my own, and in time my loving memories will take that pain away.

    Know that you will always be missed, until we meet again my dear mother!

  2. Darcy strynadka says:

    Perry,Terry and Rick. I am so sorry for your loss , your mom has always been a rare gem in my life for over 45 years. I can hear her laughter and see her smile. Trudy was always a say it like it is person . Hugs to you all❤️‍🩹

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