McPARLAND, Stanley James - Peacefully at Parkwood Institute on Monday, August 28, 2017 in his 94th year. Loving father of Brian McParland, Maureen McParland, Kelly Booth, David McParland (Tammie), Lorraine Stock (Stephen) and Muriel Corbiere (David). Cherished grandfather of Katherine, Sara, Julia, Samantha (Travis), Kathleen (Mark), Maura, Quinlan, Garrett, Gregory, Michelle Nicole and great grandfather of Thorren. Dear brother of Eleanor Lewis and her late husband Frank. Uncle Stan will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Special friend of Tillie Zabehaylo and family. Predeceased by his brother Donald McParland and Florence Campbell McParland. Stan enlisted in WWII in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot. He flew Lancaster Bombers out of Yorkshire. His most gratifying role during the war was flying unarmed planes into Nazi - Occupied Holland for humanitarian food drops. Towards the end of the war, he qualified further as a flight engineer. Stan graduated from McGill University Dentistry class of 1952. He relocated to the London area with his best friend and classmate Dr. Al Humphreys. Stan practiced dentistry for 38 years and was loved by his patients. Stan was a 60-year member of the ODA and the LDDS. He successfully lobbied to establish a second dental school in Ontario, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Active in his community, Stan was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the North London Kiwanis Club, and the Vimy Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He volunteered with St. Joseph’s Connect Care for 17 years. Stan was an avid downhill skier, enjoyed cottaging, gardening, woodworking, and was a pretty good bowler. A very special thank you to Dr. Jo-Anne Hammond. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, September 2 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions to McCormick Dementia Services of the McCormick Care Foundation would be appreciated.
August 30, 2017, 12:10 am
Muriel,Dave and family,
A great picture of a wonderful man. He lived a long and full life. He is looking down on you from Heaven with a smile and thankful that you cared for him so lovingly these past years. Sorry for your loss but you have so many memories to pass on to future generations.
August 30, 2017, 11:02 am
To the McParland Family:
I was saddened today on reading of the passing of your Dad, a highly-respected professional colleague. I am so sorry. Please permit me to convey to you my most profound and heartfelt sympathy.
August 30, 2017, 12:10 pm
Uncle Stan was a very special man. So many memories of better times. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Love Always Kelly, Martin, Alexander and Justine.
Karen Humphreys Blake
August 30, 2017, 12:32 pm
Dear McParland Family,
A friend in London passed along the sad news. Uncle Stan was a special person in my life, and, I know, in the lives of many others. He was a wonderful friend to my dad -- and also to my mom during difficult times. He was patient and kind and always upbeat. I share your sadness but also can't help but remember a life well lived!
August 30, 2017, 12:57 pm
My condolences go out to the whole extended family on behalf of our family. Stan will be missed by all.
August 30, 2017, 6:38 pm
My condolences go out to the McParland family. Myself and the rest of the Millar family have many fond memories of Stan and his family from summers at his cottage (when we were teens), to many adventures at the farm. May his soul be at rest, as he is in a better place and no longer in pain.
August 31, 2017, 2:23 pm
To the family of Stanley J.McParland;On behalf of all the current and retired staff members and volunteers at Parkwood Institute here in London,Ontario,it was a pleasure and true honour to care for such a remarkable gentleman , with the knowledge od his past life caeers per se,helping to shape our truly fine country in which we all currently reside and so dutifuly carry on in our various career pathways whatever they may be leading each one of us individuals to reach our potential ten fold as always and our goals in life always from this point forward.In Closing mat God lead you and yours to brighter days in the future and jost remember always the great family times you all shared with this kind and truly generous for all of us former friends and coleagues.Yours Sincerely Brian Cross Main Desk Volunteer ,32 years,Parkwood Institute,London,Ontario.
September 1, 2017, 4:08 pm
My condolences to the McParland family. Stan and I shared a first name and my uncle also flew Lancaster aircraft. Stan was a kind friend, always interested in what was happening 'on the hill' His work with other London dentist was instrumental in the establishment of Western Dentistry. We often chatted about the founding of the School and its early development.
He will be missed.
Stan Kogon DDS
September 1, 2017, 5:49 pm
Dear Cousins, my heart is with you during this time; loss is never easy, no matter the road. What a great picture of your Dad. I remember so many years ago the corn-husking, sharing Christmases and love, being all together -- and more memories on top of those. Thanks, Uncle Stan, for being a Great Nunc! God Bless You and Yours.
September 11, 2017, 4:50 pm
My condolences to the McParland family. I had the privilege of having some wonderful discussions with Stan, or as I knew him, Mr. McParland, in the 1970s. He was kind and insightful. He will be missed by family and friends.
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