Maj Reginald Horace Parmenter (Ret'd)

    • Maj Reginald Horace Parmenter (Ret'd)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Major Reginald Horace Parmenter (Ret'd), peacefully, in his sleep on 1 August 2001 at his residence in Chilliwack,BC at the age of 89.

    Major Parmenter had a distinguished war record with the Royal Engineers. He served in the African and Italian campaigns, the Allied Invasion of Europe, and in Burma and Kenya. He was a bomb disposal expert and, when he retired from the Royal Engineers, he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and served in No2 Works Company, Toronto and 1 Field Park Company in Camp Chilliwack,BC before joining the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering as an instructor. Reg's name is associated with Vedder Mountain where he used his engineering skills to design and build Parmenter Road through his property. In his later years, he devoted his life to honouring the memory of his fallen comrades and those who served the Allied cause in the War.

    A memorial service was held on Saturday, 18 August 2001 at Henderson's Funeral Home in Chilliwack. By request, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion #280 would be appreciated instead of flowers.  {khMar2015}[zpp]