William Henry Parker (Bill) November 2014

williamhenryparkerOn behalf of his family, I regret to have to let you know, that our father, William Henry Parker (Bill), passed away on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Nambour District Hospital, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. His age was 90 years and one month.

He greatly enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest happenings at Kingham Hill and knew much about its history. He regularly communicated, by email or via Skype, with a number of his former fellow students and staff of Kingham Hill.

He made a number of valuable contributions to the KH website over the years, sharing photos and stories and posting documents, some of which reflected the poignancy of very sad moments he experienced while in the navy during World War 2, when far, far from home. For example this article > click here <.

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He is greatly missed by the family and his extensive circle of friends.

He leaves his wife, Halvena, daughters Christine and Sandra and sons Allan, Nigel and Martyn,4 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Bill was always active in his community and through his service on a number of committees and membership of various clubs,developed a worldwide circle of friends who appreciated his warm & friendly nature and sense of humour.
He liked to keep in touch with them via his computer and newsletters. He was a skilled carpenter and builder and later a talented woodturner, creating many beautifully crafted items, from bowls to standard lamps and clocks. He was active in the outdoors, swimming, walking and gardening, taking advantage of the warm climate of the Sunshine Coast.

Bill and members of his family have visited Kingham Hill a number of times over the years and we would like to continue to keep in touch with the school, as Bill would wish.

For photos or any additional information needed about Dad please contact John Timmins.

Warm regards,
Christine Carroll (eldest daughter).

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