Charles Cyril Parks, former co-owner of Camp-Out Rental and Sales with his wife, Helen, passed away on March 5 at the Stratford General Hospital in Ontario, Canada. He was 91.
After retiring, Parks passed on the Ontario-based dealership to his son, Sam, and wife, Debbi. Sam Parks is former chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada.
Cy Parks was born to Ernest and Jane Parks, in London, Ontario, on Feb. 26, 1927. He was married to Helen (McIntyre) for over 66 years. Cy is survived by his children: Ruth (Gary) Whaley, Judith (Carl) Szolcsanyi and Sam (Debbi) Parks, all of Stratford; seven grandchildren: Marianne (TJ), Steven (Christine), Kelly (Ryan), Wayne, Lauren (Riley), Karli (Aaron), Brianna and four great-granddaughters: Natalie, Jillian, Rachel and Ella.
Parks was an employee of Ontario Hydro for over 35 years in Stratford, then Seaforth, prior to running Camp-Out Rental and Sales. In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed summers fishing on the Bruce Peninsula and winters in both Homestead and Plant City, Fla. They also loved to travel, went on many cruises over the years, and camped their way across both Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland, and every state in the United States, including Alaska.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Parks are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.