Ina Marie Parsons, 81, of Arden, MB passed away peacefully in Neepawa Hospital on November 15, 2020.
Ina, youngest daughter of Kelso and Ethel Moffatt, lived in Gladstone and area her entire life. In her youth, Ina was an avid swimmer and spent many summers in the water, lifeguarding, and having fun. In 1956 she married Norman Parsons and they began their life together, having 4 children who filled her life with enormous pride and joy.
She worked many years as a cook at Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone, making many life-long friends and fond memories. She took her culinary talents to new heights when she realized her dream of owning her own restaurant. The Arden Ridge Restaurant became her welcoming place for family, friends and strangers alike to drop in for a great meal, a cup of coffee and friendly conversation. Ina’s talent for baking had people coming from miles around to pick up a loaf or two of her mouth-watering bread, buns, tarts etc,.
Ina will be lovingly remembered by her children, Don (Lynda), Robert (Donna), Dennis (Shelley), Jackie (Jim). Grandchildren Robert Jr. (Janine), Jason (Michelle), Amberlynne, Kristin (Alex), Kaitlin, Dalton, Great Granddaughter Everleigh, sister Lois, life long friend Cheryl, and many nieces and nephews who will lovingly remember their “Auntie Bubs”. Ina was predeceased by her parents, brother Donald, sisters Dorita and Merna, brothers-in-law Maurice and Harry, husband Norman and partner Felix.
The family wishes to express our heartfelt thank you to all who cared for Mom, including the staff at Neepawa Hospital and especially Dr. Poettcker and his staff at The Beautiful Plains Medical Clinic. Your kindness and respect shown to our Mom was truly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
At Ina’s request, there will be no funeral.
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost
But now I’m found
But now I see
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