In Loving memory of Gilles Robert Joseph Parent, a devoted husband, and accomplished builder/manager, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023, at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He was born in Altona, Manitoba, to Michel and Dorothee Parent.
Gilles was the beloved husband of Sharon Mary Parent (nee Holovaci), and together they shared a life filled with love and companionship. He is survived by his wife and Daniel and leaves a legacy of love and dedication to his family.
Gilles dedicated 45 years to the field of construction and restoration, leaving an indelible mark through his skills as a builder and manager. His commitment to his work enriched the communities he served.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during an evening prayer service held on Friday December 22 at 7:00pm. The following morning the Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am. Both will take place at Holy Nativity Orthodox Church, 4828 216a Street, Langley. Gilles will then be laid to rest at Heritage Gardens Cemetery, 19082 16 Avenue, Surrey.
Father Michael Gillis will officiate the services.
*** Please note, following the funeral the family will proceed directly to the cemetery for the burial, but they specifically request that all guests partake in the reception immediately following the funeral in the adjacent Murrayville Hall. You are requested to stay as long as you are able to enjoy each others company and share in the memory of Gilles upon their return from the cemetery.
Gilles will be remembered for his dedication to family, his craftsmanship, and the positive impact he made on the lives of those around him. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
May he rest in peace.