Jason was a man of humour, who was full of jokes and stories. He was a generous, genuine and helpful man, with a big heart.
He was the beloved husband to Megan Parks (nee Russell) and loving father to Olivia and Ruby. Caring son of Marilyn and John Parks and son-in-law of Linda and Murray Russell, He will be remembered by his brother, Justin Parks, sister-in-law Lara Parks, and brother and sister-in-law Grant and Jenny Russell. Grandson to Marjorie Wilson. Amazing uncle of Alana, Stewart, Grayson and Colton. Adored by countless aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Predeceased by his grandparents, Jason and Viola Haynes, John and Irma Parks, Alex Wilson and his uncles Barry Parks, Reg Harpley and Jim Mitchell.
Jay was the man who never stopped. He kept busy by working on cars, scavenging value village for the diamond in the rough, taking meticulous care of his home and property, and having lots of wrestling matches with Olivia and Ruby. He was a jack of all trades - he could fix anything you put in front of him!
Jason was an amazing father. He always put his family first and was so proud of his daughters and how they are growing into amazing young people. Olivia was always up for a drive in the old cars with dad (as long as they included ice cream) and Ruby enjoyed many trips to the pond to fish (as long as dad took the fish off the hook!). He was a loving and supportive husband, who always lived life with his family in mind.
As a child, Jason grew up in Erin, with close relationships with his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was a big part of the hockey community in Erin. On the ice, you didn’t want to mess with him or his teammates. He always had their backs. After high school, Jay got into the automotive industry working as an auto body technician at GM Frost. Eventually, he joined Upper Grand District School Board at Paisley Road Public School as a custodian. He created many special relationships with his friends at work.
A private family ceremony will be held. The family is hoping to hold a celebration of life at a future date. If desired, donations in Jay’s memory could be made to KW Humane Society or Waterloo Education Foundation Incorporation (through Waterloo District School Board).
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Jason's obituary notice on Facebook.