Parr, Mikail

May 9, 2010 ~ January 23, 2015

PARR, Mikail Dylan – Age 4 ½ of Exeter, ON, previously of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 23, 2015. Beloved son of Jason and Iris (Hiebert) Parr. Loving brother to Olivia. Cherished grandson of Sherman and Carolyn Parr, Isbrand and Martha Hiebert and chosen grandson of Leendert and Jeanne Vanderkaa. Survived by his Uncle Brent, Aunt Angela Parr and their family, Uncle Ken, Aunt Ren VanEwyk and their family, Tio Detlef, Tia Eli Hiebert and their family, Uncle Vince, Auntie Kendra Hiebert and their family, Aunt Violette Hiebert-Kelly.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00pm.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home.

In the spirit of Mikail’s compassion for and love of helping others, sympathy may be expressed through donations to your favourite organization or charity that supports children. The Parr family is connected to Mennonite Central Committee and Samaritan’s Purse.

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  1. I’m very sorry for your loss. My son aiden was one of his friends at Stephen central. He was asking me the other day where he was buried so we could visit him. If there is any way of letting me know that would be great. Just so my son could say his final good byes

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My children attended the same school as your son. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  3. We bring you our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. We were so very saddened to here the news of your loss, and you’ve been in our thoughts and prayers ever since. We will continue to pray for you. May God comfort and strengthen you as you go forward. – Scott, Chrissy & Family

  4. I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mikail. I will forever remember him as my little football buddy. My condolences to your family.

  5. On behalf of the parent council of Stephen Central Public School we wish to extend our condolences to all of your family. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Paula Eagleson

  6. Sherman and Carolyn
    We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your grandson. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  7. We were so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your precious little boy. You’re entire family is being held up in prayer – wish there were words to say that could ease your pain. Peace and comfort to you through Jesus!

  8. Dear Parr Family, Our deepest sympathy is with you at this time our daughter Kaylee was a classmate of Mikail’s and we are very saddened to hear about his loss and we will all be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. -Whitcroft family

  9. You are my ” big boy ” Mikail
    My!! how you stood out in all your little ways
    Never loud but through your eyes I could see how busy was your mind
    So thoughtful and intentional as you organized your little words
    My ! My !! your innocent penetrating eyes
    And that big boy shy made it difficult to smile as your mother shined
    Twice a day I would see your curious eyes
    And really wonder what God had in mind with those little wise eyes
    May we all come to rest in joy
    You were always Someone’s Big Boy.
    Eye to eye.

    Dear Jason and Iris
    In a way I am a stranger but something always happens in relationship even as a bus driver. My daily routine included your son and that made us neighbours. I looked forward to seeing him every day stumbling to make his first step onto the bus. I missed him last week. His style was to communicate with his eyes.

    For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

    -T.S. Eliot

  10. Jason and Iris,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve only just heard, and am deeply saddened by the news. I remember meeting little Mikail in Grimshaw not that long ago. Strength through faith, family, and friends will carry you through this dark time.

  11. Jason and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this difficult time. Please accept my condolences as you deal with this loss.

  12. Dear Jason, Iris, the Hiebert Family and the Parr Family:
    You experienced such a huge heartache. We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to you at the loss of your beautiful son/grandson Mikail. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you experience the caring love of God, that of your family and of your friends. With much love,
    Henry & Elisabeth Reimer, Saskatoon, SK

  13. Dearest Jason and Iris, My very deepest condolences , I can not express in words what I feel in my heart. Do know I along with so many hold you and all of your family in prayer

  14. My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family on your tragic loss. God’s peace be with you during this time.

  15. Dear Jason, Iris and Family,
    Sending my deepest sympathies for your heartbreaking loss of Mikail.
    I’m so sorry and my heart just aches for you.
    Sincerely, Kristy

  16. I can not start to express to you how sad I am to hear this. Mikail was my little ray of sunshine at Crystal Park School. I was really sad to hear him tell me he was moving to “ONTARIO” ( I can still hear his little voice and that intonation he used). I was hoping that one day our path would cross again. I will never forget him!
    My sincere condolence.
    Ms. Jay or as he would call me “Speech”!

  17. Jason Iris and Olivia, through my lifelong’s friendship with Carolyn , she has shared her life and love of her children and grandchildren. I mourn and pray for you all, this is a momentous event in the family’s life and my prayers are for all of you , knowing the support of friends and family will surround and in days to come comfort and support your recovery. Sincere regards. Judy

  18. To all the family, I would love to be able to take away all your pain but since I can’t do that I hope it helps a little to say that I love you all very much. We don’t see that much of one another lately but please be assured that I will be thinking of you and praying for you. I know that Mikail is “playing at the feet of Jesus”, and I know that He will also wrap you all in His arms in the days to come.

  19. Jason,Iris and Olivia
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Amy, Shawn, Ashlyn,Kian and Eoghan

  20. You don’t know me, but my son Lucien was in Mikail’s class. We spoke about Mikail today as he has talked about playing with him in school. He said he is sad to hear about what happened to him and that Mikail was so nice and played with everyone. Please accept our condolences. Praying God gives you guidance and strength in your time of sorrow and need. The MacDonald family. <3

  21. May you feel Gods loving arms around you all during this difficult time.May you feel His and comfort every day..

  22. I will always have a memory of hearing a little voice on the other side of the office and when I went to find out who it was discovering Mikail. The memory always makes me smile because the only other voice I could hear across the office was Jason’s. My heart goes out to you and I feel a deep sadness of loss.

    Everyone in Engineering Services at the City of Grande Prairie is thinking of you and sends condolances.

  23. Sherman and Carolyn; Jason & Iris & Olivia, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you sense His presence and love for you during this difficult time.

  24. Iris and Jason and Olivia,
    We are praying for your family. May God who knows all things and hurts with you be your comforter and provide strength during this difficult time.
    Elma and Hans and family.

  25. My love and prayers are with you all at this stressful time. may God Grant each of you peace,strength and love Ruth

  26. I am praying for all family members at this stressful time.May God grant you peace and strength to walk with Him love Ruth

  27. The Lord knows
    the pain you feel, the grief you carry,
    the tears you cry, the memories you’ll cherish, the comfort you’ll need, the strength you’ll require.

    Thinking of you today
    and praying the tender ministry
    of the Lord will comfort you.

    Hear me, O Lord; for Thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies.
    Psalm 69:16 KJV

    Deepest sympathies thoughts and prayers at this diffiicult time

    Sara (nee Vandertil I rode the highschool Bus with Jason and Brent and Lauren and lived near them) and Jeff Karr and family

  28. We agonize in spirit for the loss of your treasure… may you know the Peace of God that is beyond understanding. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  29. Our hearts go out to you in this time. Branson has always spoke kindly of your little Mikail. We had many chats about just how kind and special your son was. Our prayers are with you.

  30. sending our deepest condolences on terrible loss.the loss of a family member is always hard but it is so much harder when a child.from parents to parents we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.may your angel wear his precious wings and halo cause god has taken a new angel

  31. Jason and family,
    From our family to yours, We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    George parsons and family

  32. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mikail, our son attends Stephen Central. We are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

  33. Dear Jason, Iris and Olivia, We have been praying so much for you, for God to comfort you and ease the pain in your hearts. I know that Mikail is in heaven, rejoicing with our Lord – never to be sad, never to hurt, never to cry or sorrow again. There is comfort in that. We will see him again when Jesus calls us home, too. There is nothing I can say or do that will make this better and but I wish there was. Love and prayers from all of us.

  34. Sending our deepest condolences. Glad I had the chance to have the family in our life so a short time. Mikail was a wonderful little boy. Prayers for you Jason & Iris. May God be with you during this devastating time.

  35. Iris, Jason and Olivia,

    Words cannot express this terrible sudden loss you are experiencing. Our thoughts are with you. Please consider yourselves prayed for as well.

    In His Love,
    Jacklyn and Chris

  36. Jason, Iris and Olivia and Parr family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. You’ll all be in our prayers.

  37. Jason & Iris
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  38. Dear family

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is just broken for you. I work next door and though we never formally met. I want to express my deepest condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Jason and Family

    We pray for Gods Grace and Mercy to be with you through this tragic time.

    Love from us both.
    Jim and Mary Lyn King

  40. Jason & Iris…My deepest sympathy to you both…..heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
    Wil Telford

  41. Jason and Iris
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the untimely and tragic death of your son. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  42. Iris and Jason,
    It is with great sadness I received your news about Mikail.
    We loved him very much here in PS-2 and have missed his joyful spirit, loving heart and beautiful smile.
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to Olivia from all of us.

  43. We would like to express our condolences to you, Jason and Iris, on the sudden passing of your son and continue to remember you in our prayers. We are Kathryn (Hildebrand) Klassen’s parents.

  44. Jason, Iris and Family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Genevieve and Michael

  45. Though we as a family didn’t know Mikail, our son Carter often spoke of the great times they spent playing together at school. Condolences from Carter’s family.

  46. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I & A. Klassen

  47. May the memories of Mikail and the love of you family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  48. Jason and Iris
    Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all in this most difficult of times ;;
    Hold each other tight.

  49. To Jason,Iris and Olivia
    Words cannot describe how we feel for you upon hearing what had happend.We are in disbelief and we pray for you all.we love mikail. If you ever need anything or just to talk just let us know.Love The Obrochtas

  50. Iris and Jason,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious little boy. There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss you are experiencing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fred and Monica and Rachel

  51. Dear Iris and family,
    I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. I was so happy to teach gr. 1 with you and thrilled when Mikail was born. He came into the world having many obstacles to overcome, and with your love, and support he overcame. It was wonderful to see how active and happy he was on your facebook posts and blog. My prayers are with Olivia, you and your husband. May you find strength and love with the support of God, your family and friends. You are thought of with love Iris,
    Take care ,

  52. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  53. Dear Iris, Jason and Olivia,
    I am so sad to hear about your tragic loss. May you feel God’s loving arms around you during this very difficult time. In prayer for you,
    Roswitha Goertzen (Hiebert)

  54. Jason, Iris & Olivia,
    We would like to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  55. Dear Carolyn, Sherman and family, we are so sorry to hear of your great loss of a Grandson. I think of you often my dear friend and hope that you find comfort in knowing he is safe in heaven above. His little life was much too short. We are presently in Florida but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Linda & Jim Kapala

  56. Please accept our condolences, Jason and Iris, and pass on to Sherman & Carolyn. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard on Friday. No words can be said for this situation-just know that there are many friends holding you up in prayer.

  57. Jason, Iris, Olivia and family….words cannot express how terribly sorry I am for your loss. I pray that you will be surrounded with peace that passes all understanding and be able to cross through this tragic time together as a family firmly planted in the Lord. We will be keeping you close in our prayers.

  58. Jason and Iris
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Marg and Steve McAuley

  59. You do not know me, but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you and your loss.

  60. Jason, Iris and Olivia, words can not express how sorry I feel for your loss. May our God comfort you in the next days and weeks ahead. Much love, Bev Enns

  61. Our heartfelt condolences Iris, Jason and Olivia. Our hearts hurt with you. Our tears flow freely as we plead with God to send strength and comfort your way. There aren’t words to describe how much we’d like to help take your pain away, but right now we can only pray that God will hold you. Praying. Hugs and love to you all.

  62. Dear family,

    We are holding you up in prayer and grieving with you for your incredible loss. May the grace and mercy of God our Father carry you through.

    In Him, Jocelyn and Mitchell

  63. Jason & Iris,
    My heart aches for you as you deal with the loss of your beautiful son Mikail. May you find strength through God in this time of grief and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  64. Jason and Iris – I am crying with you today. May Christ continue to be your source of hope and strength during this tragic time. You are in our family prayers. Corrie, Brenda, Kate and Claire Bradley

  65. Dear Iris & Jason, Our hearts hurt for your loss and suffering. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Praying that you feel God’s peace in the shadow of His wings.

  66. Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of Mikail’s passing. We are praying that God gives you His peace and strength during this time. Lots of love and hugs to you and your family!

  67. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you go throught this difficult time.
    Mrs. Rempel
    Gr. 2/3 Teacher at Stephen Central School

  68. Dear Iris and Jason and Olivia
    We are in tears and prayers for you. We don’t have words that can express our sadness to you only god can give you the comfort you need right now. We love you and are in constant prayers for you.
    Levi & Trudy with famili

  69. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mikail was a ray of sunshine. He taught us much in his short time. Louise, Gerry, Justin, Brad and Renee.


  71. Dear Iris, I am deeply saddened by this news. As I painted your family tree in November, I prayed for each member of your precious family. Now Jeff & I, as well as our kids are praying for you as you grieve the loss of your beautiful son Mikail. With tears streaming down my face, I pray for God to hold you, Jason and Olivia close, and whisper His comfort and peace to each of you. I am so sorry Iris. With love and continued prayers, Cheryl & Jeff Krahn & family

  72. Jason, Iris and Olivia, we were heartbroken to hear of this tragedy. We cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling and going through but we know that the God we serve – Jesus – is walking this journey with you every step of the way. We will continue to pray for you and your family that you will be strengthened and given the peace that passes all understanding. Love and Prayers Korry and Jodine Wiebe

  73. Jason and Iris and Olivia – Our deepest condolences. Our family will keep you lifted in prayer… I can only imagine the immense sorrow in your hearts. May you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you during this difficult time. Many prayers and much love being sent your way

  74. Dear Iris and Jason,
    Words cannot begin to express the deep sorrow we feel for Mikail’s passing. We have been praying for you both as her parents and for Olivia as well since we heard. If you can think of anything you need or want that can help you in this difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact us. We love you!
    Love Koreen & Ryan Anderson

  75. My deepest condolences to the entire family. May the Lord comfort you. A special hug and all my love to my dear friend Iris.

  76. Carolyn and Sherman my heart breaks for you in the loss of you precious grandson, my God give you extra strength during this most difficult time. Please pass my love on to the rest of the family as well. Praying for each of you, Deanna Core