These trees are planted in memory of a kind, practical, humorous man. He was a loving and loved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He was an artist. His garden bears testament to his talent but his abiding enthusiasm was for the wood sculptures he made. He was well-known for his work and leaves a legacy of pieces in many homes world-wide. He brimmed with ideas for subjects and had a special feel for the texture and grain of the wood he worked. It is particularly fitting that his passing has enabled new life to begin in the form of the trees he loved so much.
We will miss him and remember him forever.
27th May 2009
Every day I think of my Ron and the life we shared. I shall love him always. Heather. Such a fitting memorial to a wonderful father and grandfather. You live on in so many ways, through your beautiful wood sculpture which brings pleasure to many people worldwide, through your extensive knowledge of working with wood and of gardening which you have gifted to others over the years and through the plants and shrubs which you tenderly planted and which now adorn our garden. Each day something new flourishes and each day we think of you. We love and miss you so much. Hazel, Arthur and Ryan. X X X In memory of a dear friend, Ron Parker Hilary Kirkby
Donated by all the family and their many dear friends.
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