Stanley J. McParland
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.
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