Retired Caribana treasurer Parker Ignatius Woods dies in Toronto at 77


Parker woods

Tobago-born retired accountant Parker Ignatius Woods died at his home in Toronto on May 20 last  after a long battle with myeloma.  He was 77.

Woods worked for more than 20 years with Canada Revenue Agency, retiring in 2013 as an auditor and was also actively involved  for more than  25 years.with #Caribana ,the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, his daughter,Nicole told The Caribbean Camera..

He served on the board of the #Caribbean Cultural Committee which ran Caribana and was  for many years the treasurer of the organization.He  was also a member of the Tobago Association, the Caribbean Scholarship Association and  #Mas’ Pllayers International.

Family members recall that he was a keen soccer and cricket fan and a frequent visitor to the Woodbine race track in Toronto.

Woods who grew up in Bon Accord, #Tobago, worked as a police officer in Tobago before migrating to Canada in the 1970s.

Parker Woods and daughter Nicole

He leaves his wife, Shirley Hamlet, his daughters, Nicole and Julie,his stepchildren. Jillian, Debra, Lenore and Curtis, his brothers, Topin and Kenneth. and his sisters Shirley, Iola and Janet and several  grandchildren , nieces and nephews.

A virtual ” celebration of life  “for the late Parker Ignatius Woods  will be held at the  Woodbridge Chapel of the Ward Funeral Home  in Vaughan tomorrow.