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July 20, 1929 - April 10, 2016
Matthew Parkins, born July 20, 1929, in Kimberly,South Africa, passed away in Markham, Ontario, April 10, 2016 peacefully in his 87th year. Survived by his loving wife Iris and his children, Lynton, Alan, Howard, Jean, and Matthew. Matthew was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and friend. He also had many talents. He was a master carpenter, an accomplished baker, a fantastic ballroom dancer, and he loved to sing. Always smiling and with a good sense of humour, he was loved by all. He never had a complaint and he was always willing to help others. He was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.