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Born: Apr 11, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2020

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April 11, 1926 - January 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reg, peacefully with family by his side.
Reg will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife Bea; children, Reg (Crystal), Terry (Chris), Laura (Bob), Suzanne (Gord); grandchildren, Kristen, Jenna, Alyssa, Stephanie, Rob, Mike, Matt, Andrew, Sarah, Kaitlyn, and Tyler; great-grandson Llewyn; brother Bill; brother-in-law Erik; sister-in-law Rose, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Reg was predeceased by his father John; mother Edith; sister Joan; and brother Jack.
Reg was born in Fulham, London, England. After school he worked in the family contracting business of which he and his brothers were third generation. Reg studied plumbing at The City and Guilds of London Institute. Upon turning 18 he joined the British Army, Royal Signals, based in Jerusalem and served in the Palestine Command Signals as a Dispatch Rider with the rank of Corporal.
Reg immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reg settled in Winnipeg where he met the love of his life, Bea and where he worked as a plumber for the Government of Canada, Department of National Defence for over 33 years.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Reg's life is planned for the spring.
Special thanks to the St. Boniface Hospital 4B doctors, nurses and aides. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Anang who provided much care and attention.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada (
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Reginald's memorial page at

Cremation & Funeral Planning
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Such a lovely, graceful and kind man. He loved his family so dearly and you could always see it in his eyes. My condolences to you and your extended family, Suzanne. I know the strength of family that your dad nurtured will carry you through this difficult time. 💕 - Posted by: Pam (Friend ) on: Jan 31, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the Parkin family. I had spent time with Terry, Reg Senior and Reg junior hunting at Elphinstone. I remember going downstairs at the Parkin residence and while waiting for Terry, Reg senior was showing me how to shuck raw oysters with a shot of malt vinegar. - Posted by: Ralph Herzberg (Friend of Terry and Reg Junior) on: Jan 29, 2020

  • Bea, Terry, Laura and Suzanne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. My father Doug Johnston worked with Reg at DND for many years and I recall our families would get together when us kids were of school age. I remember your dad as being such a kind man. Please accept condolences from our family, Grace, Doug,Pam,Rob and Pauline. - Posted by: Pauline(Johnston)Gander (Reg and my father were life long friends ) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Suzanne and family, may fond memories stay with you and help you through this difficult time. May your dad Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Lisa (Friend of Suzannes) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Reg, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. May you find peace in knowing that your Dad lived a long, full life surrounded by a loving family. Brian Arnal - worked with Reg at MTS. - Posted by: Brian Arnal (worked with Reg's son.) on: Jan 25, 2020

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