Parkhouse, B/Gen (Ret’d) Stanley McColeman
November 10, 1923 – December 8, 2022
Stan died peacefully on Thursday, December 8th, with his family at his side, in Rideau Veteran’s Residence at Perley Health, where he had been blessed by extraordinary care for the past 3 years. His family could not be more grateful to Rideau 2 North and Rideau 1 South caregivers.
Stan was born in Pembroke, Ontario to Beecher and Bessie Parkhouse but grew up in Fergus, Ontario where he attended public school and high school.
In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained as an Air Navigator. He went overseas in 1943 and served first as a navigator on Wellington bombers based in Tunisia, then assisted in the training of air crews in England and Scotland.
Following the war, Stan attended Victoria College (U of T) and Emmanuel College, where he met and married the love of his life, Jean Isabel Brandon. After obtaining Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees, he was ordained by the United Church of Canada in 1951 and served the Levack, Ontario Pastoral Charge until 1953, when he re-enlisted and entered the Chaplaincy.
For the next 28 years Stan and Jean served congregations in Winnipeg, Zweibrucken (Germany), North Bay, Comox, Marville (France), Lahr (Germany), Halifax, and Ottawa. Stan ended his military career in 1981 after serving as Chaplain General (P) for three years.
In retirement, Stan and Jean continued to serve congregations as supply ministers including Dominion-Chalmers and Rideau Park United Churches in Ottawa and multiple churches in the Bobcaygeon area where they lived for 25 years.
Stan was predeceased by his beloved Jean in 2011. He was also predeceased by his brother Reginald Parkhouse (late Elsie), his sister Norma Ridge (Blair), and his brother-in-law Fred Brandon (late Mary). He is survived by his sister Anita Parkhouse, Guelph.
Stan was the much loved father of John Parkhouse and daughter Anne Mulholland (Kevin), and a very proud grandfather of his grandsons Patrick and Michael Mulholland, all of Ottawa.
Stan will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore & Baseline Road) on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Stan’s funeral will take place at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Ottawa on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 2 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the United Church Mission and Service Fund, Perley Health, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Tributes, condolences and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com