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Andrea Loyko
Andrea Loyko
I think about you and the boys all the time Andrea. You are not alone in this. Please call upon us anytime you need anything. We love you guys and look forward to continuing to be an active part of yours and the boys lives. We continue to lift you up in prayer and send love now to you, Ethan, Brandon, Linda and the family. 
Tim Mills
Tim Mills

Hi Andrea,

I am very sorry to hear of Allen's passing, he fought a very long and courageous battle against a very deadly disease. Although you are terribly saddened and deeply hurt by the tremendous void this will leave in your life, you must also be relieved that Allen is no longer suffering continuously from the day to day pain that this disease caused him. Watching a loved one suffer makes us feel helpless and we have an uncontrollable urge to want to fix or make it go away, on the other hand the ones who are suffering feel a greater pain and dispair because they feel even more helpless than us. Allen was a warrior and a very tough and driven man, that legacy he leaves with you and the children along with all the wonderful and happy memories of your life together. These thoughts and memories will be the ones that help you and the children cope in your grieving process. Remember one important thing Andrea as parents we always place our children's needs above our own and this is natural, just remember to look after yourself as well. If you don't grieve on your own and deal with Allen's passing you won't be able to assist the kids in their process. There are some very wonderful kids programs available today please be sure to look at everything that is available.

I am truly sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies and condolences.

Tim, Scott & Anna Mills



Kelly Ramsey
Kelly Ramsey
Parkes Family:

I didn't know Allen or your family.  I had written a year or two ago.  I followed this page and was inspired by the fight and drive that he seemed to have.  My Mother lost her fight with a Glioblastoma on November 6, 2013.  I know the pain that you feel right now.  I also know the relief that you feel.  It may sound cruel to some people...people that haven't walked in our shoes.  I remember last year, on Christmas Eve, I told someone, "The only thing worse than Mama NOT being here, is if she were still here, suffering the way that she did at the end."  I'm sure you can, or will be able to relate to those words.  I wish and pray for peace for you and your family.  God Bless!
Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron
To the Parkes Family & Lynda Majors
My Prayers and Blessing are with each of you. My our Lord give
each of you peace and love during this time.All of you have been strong for Allen during his health issues. I will keep each of you in my daily prayers.
Blessing
Sharon Cameron
Faith Presbyterian Church
Andrew Earnshaw
Andrew Earnshaw
A gentle boy, a Gentleman, a HUGE heart.

Where does one begin with such feelings... The depth of sorrow that Andrea and family must feel, and yet the release after such a courageous and frankly remarkable extension of life, against all the odds.

Like many that have followed this journey from afar for the past months/years, I am one who has not had a lot of intimate contact with Al of late.  I did, however, have the privilege of growing up with him in Peterborough, every year from Kindergarden at Queen Mary right the way through to Gr 13 PCVS commencement. And nobody who had even a small portion of that experience will deny that a great, great man has died.

I could list the memories, page upon page, but the thing that resonates most for me is Al's kindness.  As we all know, Al was "the best". The best at any sport he engaged in. The best friend to his close (and diverse) circle(s). A man who loved and was loved by his family. But how rare in this culture to be this gifted, this privileged, and yet so humble, so generous of spirit, so encouraging to every person he interacted with, from age 5 up.

Never an unkind word. Never a tease that stung. Never advancing his ego by bringing down others. Always the opposite, making the most of every human interaction.

A great loss to us all. But what a joy for all of us to have received his gifts when he was with us, and to know his two boys got such an outstanding and privileged foundation to the rich lives they have ahead. Our world is a better place, thanks to Al.

Miss you Parksey.
Love and blessings to you Andrea.


Tracey Grimshaw
Tracey Grimshaw
We will miss our dear friend Al. His smile could always light up the room. We love him a lot. He will be in our hearts forever. Many years of wonderful memories to cherish. 

We send our love to you Andrea and to the boys. Al will be watching over you all with love and pride.

Love Tracey and Tim Farrar


Ann Mears
David, Ann, & Benjamin
Love you guys. Can't stop thinking about Allen. Benjamin is full of questions, which I try to answer honestly yet age-appropriately. Can't imagine how it is with Ethan & Brandon. David tried to cheer me up by telling me, in his opinion, Allen is now 'mountain biking in heaven with some hot chicks.' The Mears family loves you all.
Christine Blackburn
Christine and Family
Andrea, I know we had the chance to talk briefly yesterday.  But I want you to know that I have been thinking of you and your family non stop.  Allen was such a great friend, and he will be missed.  I want you to know that we are here for you, no matter what, and I am praying for you that God is wrapping His big lovin' arms around you all and comforting you during this extremely challenging time in your life.  I know the pain of loss and to this ugly disease, but nothing can even compare to the loss of a husband, friend, lover and the father of your boys.  God bless you as you go forward. Please call me if you need anything at all.   I love you! 
robinson cook
cookie
Well the news has filtered out through the networks of the passing of Allen this afternoon.  I suppose and propose that this could become a tribute site for the incredible life lived of the man that we all loved and admired. 
 Today and for the next 4 days I will light candles and offer the first plate of food from my meals to nurture Allens spirit on his journey. Then I will let him go. My thoughts and prayers stay with the family forever.
I remain grateful for Allens presence in my life. I look forward to gathering in his honour to toast his life and share stories and laugh. Thank you brother! I live life more awake to the miracle of every moment thanks to you. Bless you. Always.. Robinson
Vicky Matser
Vicky Matser
Hi Allen,
I am so proud to call you my little brother! Just can't tell you enough just how special you are to so many people. You have touched so many people's lives as you faced so many challenges and overcome so many obstacles. You have proven time after time how to fight hard and accomplish so much even when times are tough. I love you for being you! You have opened all our lives to always remember to cherish all the little moments in time and enjoy every day. Love you so much forever and always!
Andrea Loyko
Andrea Loyko
I think about you and the boys all the time Andrea. You are not alone in this. Please call upon us anytime you need anything. We love you guys and look forward to continuing to be an active part of yours and the boys lives. We continue to lift you up in prayer and send love now to you, Ethan, Brandon, Linda and the family. 
Kelly Ramsey
Kelly Ramsey
Parkes Family:

I didn't know Allen or your family.  I had written a year or two ago.  I followed this page and was inspired by the fight and drive that he seemed to have.  My Mother lost her fight with a Glioblastoma on November 6, 2013.  I know the pain that you feel right now.  I also know the relief that you feel.  It may sound cruel to some people...people that haven't walked in our shoes.  I remember last year, on Christmas Eve, I told someone, "The only thing worse than Mama NOT being here, is if she were still here, suffering the way that she did at the end."  I'm sure you can, or will be able to relate to those words.  I wish and pray for peace for you and your family.  God Bless!
Andrew Earnshaw
Andrew Earnshaw
A gentle boy, a Gentleman, a HUGE heart.

Where does one begin with such feelings... The depth of sorrow that Andrea and family must feel, and yet the release after such a courageous and frankly remarkable extension of life, against all the odds.

Like many that have followed this journey from afar for the past months/years, I am one who has not had a lot of intimate contact with Al of late.  I did, however, have the privilege of growing up with him in Peterborough, every year from Kindergarden at Queen Mary right the way through to Gr 13 PCVS commencement. And nobody who had even a small portion of that experience will deny that a great, great man has died.

I could list the memories, page upon page, but the thing that resonates most for me is Al's kindness.  As we all know, Al was "the best". The best at any sport he engaged in. The best friend to his close (and diverse) circle(s). A man who loved and was loved by his family. But how rare in this culture to be this gifted, this privileged, and yet so humble, so generous of spirit, so encouraging to every person he interacted with, from age 5 up.

Never an unkind word. Never a tease that stung. Never advancing his ego by bringing down others. Always the opposite, making the most of every human interaction.

A great loss to us all. But what a joy for all of us to have received his gifts when he was with us, and to know his two boys got such an outstanding and privileged foundation to the rich lives they have ahead. Our world is a better place, thanks to Al.

Miss you Parksey.
Love and blessings to you Andrea.


robinson cook
cookie
Well the news has filtered out through the networks of the passing of Allen this afternoon.  I suppose and propose that this could become a tribute site for the incredible life lived of the man that we all loved and admired. 
 Today and for the next 4 days I will light candles and offer the first plate of food from my meals to nurture Allens spirit on his journey. Then I will let him go. My thoughts and prayers stay with the family forever.
I remain grateful for Allens presence in my life. I look forward to gathering in his honour to toast his life and share stories and laugh. Thank you brother! I live life more awake to the miracle of every moment thanks to you. Bless you. Always.. Robinson
Tim Mills
Tim Mills

Hi Andrea,

I am very sorry to hear of Allen's passing, he fought a very long and courageous battle against a very deadly disease. Although you are terribly saddened and deeply hurt by the tremendous void this will leave in your life, you must also be relieved that Allen is no longer suffering continuously from the day to day pain that this disease caused him. Watching a loved one suffer makes us feel helpless and we have an uncontrollable urge to want to fix or make it go away, on the other hand the ones who are suffering feel a greater pain and dispair because they feel even more helpless than us. Allen was a warrior and a very tough and driven man, that legacy he leaves with you and the children along with all the wonderful and happy memories of your life together. These thoughts and memories will be the ones that help you and the children cope in your grieving process. Remember one important thing Andrea as parents we always place our children's needs above our own and this is natural, just remember to look after yourself as well. If you don't grieve on your own and deal with Allen's passing you won't be able to assist the kids in their process. There are some very wonderful kids programs available today please be sure to look at everything that is available.

I am truly sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies and condolences.

Tim, Scott & Anna Mills



Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron
To the Parkes Family & Lynda Majors
My Prayers and Blessing are with each of you. My our Lord give
each of you peace and love during this time.All of you have been strong for Allen during his health issues. I will keep each of you in my daily prayers.
Blessing
Sharon Cameron
Faith Presbyterian Church
Tracey Grimshaw
Tracey Grimshaw
We will miss our dear friend Al. His smile could always light up the room. We love him a lot. He will be in our hearts forever. Many years of wonderful memories to cherish. 

We send our love to you Andrea and to the boys. Al will be watching over you all with love and pride.

Love Tracey and Tim Farrar


Ann Mears
David, Ann, & Benjamin
Love you guys. Can't stop thinking about Allen. Benjamin is full of questions, which I try to answer honestly yet age-appropriately. Can't imagine how it is with Ethan & Brandon. David tried to cheer me up by telling me, in his opinion, Allen is now 'mountain biking in heaven with some hot chicks.' The Mears family loves you all.
Christine Blackburn
Christine and Family
Andrea, I know we had the chance to talk briefly yesterday.  But I want you to know that I have been thinking of you and your family non stop.  Allen was such a great friend, and he will be missed.  I want you to know that we are here for you, no matter what, and I am praying for you that God is wrapping His big lovin' arms around you all and comforting you during this extremely challenging time in your life.  I know the pain of loss and to this ugly disease, but nothing can even compare to the loss of a husband, friend, lover and the father of your boys.  God bless you as you go forward. Please call me if you need anything at all.   I love you! 
Vicky Matser
Vicky Matser
Hi Allen,
I am so proud to call you my little brother! Just can't tell you enough just how special you are to so many people. You have touched so many people's lives as you faced so many challenges and overcome so many obstacles. You have proven time after time how to fight hard and accomplish so much even when times are tough. I love you for being you! You have opened all our lives to always remember to cherish all the little moments in time and enjoy every day. Love you so much forever and always!
Andrea Loyko
Andrea Loyko
I think about you and the boys all the time Andrea. You are not alone in this. Please call upon us anytime you need anything. We love you guys and look forward to continuing to be an active part of yours and the boys lives. We continue to lift you up in prayer and send love now to you, Ethan, Brandon, Linda and the family. 
Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron
To the Parkes Family & Lynda Majors
My Prayers and Blessing are with each of you. My our Lord give
each of you peace and love during this time.All of you have been strong for Allen during his health issues. I will keep each of you in my daily prayers.
Blessing
Sharon Cameron
Faith Presbyterian Church
Vicky Matser
Vicky Matser
Hi Allen,
I am so proud to call you my little brother! Just can't tell you enough just how special you are to so many people. You have touched so many people's lives as you faced so many challenges and overcome so many obstacles. You have proven time after time how to fight hard and accomplish so much even when times are tough. I love you for being you! You have opened all our lives to always remember to cherish all the little moments in time and enjoy every day. Love you so much forever and always!
Tim Mills
Tim Mills

Hi Andrea,

I am very sorry to hear of Allen's passing, he fought a very long and courageous battle against a very deadly disease. Although you are terribly saddened and deeply hurt by the tremendous void this will leave in your life, you must also be relieved that Allen is no longer suffering continuously from the day to day pain that this disease caused him. Watching a loved one suffer makes us feel helpless and we have an uncontrollable urge to want to fix or make it go away, on the other hand the ones who are suffering feel a greater pain and dispair because they feel even more helpless than us. Allen was a warrior and a very tough and driven man, that legacy he leaves with you and the children along with all the wonderful and happy memories of your life together. These thoughts and memories will be the ones that help you and the children cope in your grieving process. Remember one important thing Andrea as parents we always place our children's needs above our own and this is natural, just remember to look after yourself as well. If you don't grieve on your own and deal with Allen's passing you won't be able to assist the kids in their process. There are some very wonderful kids programs available today please be sure to look at everything that is available.

I am truly sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies and condolences.

Tim, Scott & Anna Mills



Andrew Earnshaw
Andrew Earnshaw
A gentle boy, a Gentleman, a HUGE heart.

Where does one begin with such feelings... The depth of sorrow that Andrea and family must feel, and yet the release after such a courageous and frankly remarkable extension of life, against all the odds.

Like many that have followed this journey from afar for the past months/years, I am one who has not had a lot of intimate contact with Al of late.  I did, however, have the privilege of growing up with him in Peterborough, every year from Kindergarden at Queen Mary right the way through to Gr 13 PCVS commencement. And nobody who had even a small portion of that experience will deny that a great, great man has died.

I could list the memories, page upon page, but the thing that resonates most for me is Al's kindness.  As we all know, Al was "the best". The best at any sport he engaged in. The best friend to his close (and diverse) circle(s). A man who loved and was loved by his family. But how rare in this culture to be this gifted, this privileged, and yet so humble, so generous of spirit, so encouraging to every person he interacted with, from age 5 up.

Never an unkind word. Never a tease that stung. Never advancing his ego by bringing down others. Always the opposite, making the most of every human interaction.

A great loss to us all. But what a joy for all of us to have received his gifts when he was with us, and to know his two boys got such an outstanding and privileged foundation to the rich lives they have ahead. Our world is a better place, thanks to Al.

Miss you Parksey.
Love and blessings to you Andrea.


Christine Blackburn
Christine and Family
Andrea, I know we had the chance to talk briefly yesterday.  But I want you to know that I have been thinking of you and your family non stop.  Allen was such a great friend, and he will be missed.  I want you to know that we are here for you, no matter what, and I am praying for you that God is wrapping His big lovin' arms around you all and comforting you during this extremely challenging time in your life.  I know the pain of loss and to this ugly disease, but nothing can even compare to the loss of a husband, friend, lover and the father of your boys.  God bless you as you go forward. Please call me if you need anything at all.   I love you! 
Kelly Ramsey
Kelly Ramsey
Parkes Family:

I didn't know Allen or your family.  I had written a year or two ago.  I followed this page and was inspired by the fight and drive that he seemed to have.  My Mother lost her fight with a Glioblastoma on November 6, 2013.  I know the pain that you feel right now.  I also know the relief that you feel.  It may sound cruel to some people...people that haven't walked in our shoes.  I remember last year, on Christmas Eve, I told someone, "The only thing worse than Mama NOT being here, is if she were still here, suffering the way that she did at the end."  I'm sure you can, or will be able to relate to those words.  I wish and pray for peace for you and your family.  God Bless!
Tracey Grimshaw
Tracey Grimshaw
We will miss our dear friend Al. His smile could always light up the room. We love him a lot. He will be in our hearts forever. Many years of wonderful memories to cherish. 

We send our love to you Andrea and to the boys. Al will be watching over you all with love and pride.

Love Tracey and Tim Farrar


Ann Mears
David, Ann, & Benjamin
Love you guys. Can't stop thinking about Allen. Benjamin is full of questions, which I try to answer honestly yet age-appropriately. Can't imagine how it is with Ethan & Brandon. David tried to cheer me up by telling me, in his opinion, Allen is now 'mountain biking in heaven with some hot chicks.' The Mears family loves you all.
robinson cook
cookie
Well the news has filtered out through the networks of the passing of Allen this afternoon.  I suppose and propose that this could become a tribute site for the incredible life lived of the man that we all loved and admired. 
 Today and for the next 4 days I will light candles and offer the first plate of food from my meals to nurture Allens spirit on his journey. Then I will let him go. My thoughts and prayers stay with the family forever.
I remain grateful for Allens presence in my life. I look forward to gathering in his honour to toast his life and share stories and laugh. Thank you brother! I live life more awake to the miracle of every moment thanks to you. Bless you. Always.. Robinson