I was born in Germany to Canadian parents and grew up in Alberta and Ontario. My last year of high school was spent in Chesterfield, Missouri as my father was in the Air Force
Growing up in a military family meant few long term friends but many memories, especially ones about me trying to adapt and fit in. I joined the Canadian Navy shortly after turning 18 was enlisted for a total of 25 years. I took a break in between those years to try my hand at commercial deep sea diving but decided to re-join as the Navy offered to many benefits to ignore.
Through the years I tried my hand at photojournalism, television news cameraman, and even did a stint as an Apple Store employee. Through all that the best job I ever had was being a father, I loved being a dad but I was only able to be one for seventeen short years.
We lost our only child, Rehtaeh Anne Parsons, to suicide in 2013. The story and circumstances of her death was international news and for months we tried our best to bring sense to an insurmountable amount of pain and grief.
In 2016 we moved to Toronto from Halifax and started to rebuilt our lives and left there in the summer of 2022. We love life and the moments we have together.
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Glen and Krista