Parsons, Rehtaeh Anne – of Dartmouth, was born December 9, 1995, in Halifax to Leah Parsons and Glen Canning. Our beautiful, beloved daughter Rae left this world on April 7, 2013 at the age of 17. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Anne and Ronald of Pictou, NS and her paternal grandfather Tony Canning of Ottawa, ON. Rae is survived by her mother, Leah and her partner Jason Barnes of Cole Harbour; her father, Glen Canning and his wife Krista of Halifax; her two darling sisters, Temyson and Teaghan of Cole Harbour and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Rae was a free spirit and free thinker. She was a scientist and astronomer. She had a passion for reading all kinds of literature and loved the arts, history, biology and learning about life. She was a passionate painter who found beauty in things others overlooked. Rehtaeh was a lover of animals and expressed a deep sense of love, devotion and empathy to animals in need. A compassionate heart, Rae felt for those less fortunate and never wanted to hurt others. We are proud and privileged to call her our daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the QEII team of caregivers who helped make Rae’s final journey a peaceful one. These include Drs. Witter and Hancock as well as Jane, Pamela, and Jane. In addition, our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Abidi of Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth. Your support meant the world to Rae.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday April 12 at Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday April 13 at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church, 5522 Russell St., Halifax.

In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to visit the SPCA for donation or to walk a dog. Donations may also be made to East Coast German Shepherd Rescue. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting the Dartmouth chapel at:

She loved life, her friends, her family.

Rehtaeh Anne Parsons

Rehtaeh Anne Parsons