Parise, Jean-Paul "J.P." Dear Dad, It is with the heaviest hearts that we say rest in peace to you. We watched you put together the fight of your life but the burden was too great for one person to bear. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. The joy and laughter you brought to each day is immeasurable. Picture after picture showing love and tenderness, compassion and kindness, pride and modesty, is a constant reminder that we lost the best man we will ever know. We watched in awe as you treated everyone with respect, dignity, and thoughtfulness, always making sure that the people who surrounded you walked away better people after being with you. As young boys, the simplest tickle, beard rub, and wrestling match ensured us that we were never alone. With mom, a daily hug and kiss confirmed that it was going to be another great day. You knew that it was the simple things in life that mattered most. As time went on and we became men, we began to recognize the astounding impact that you had on other people. They always knew that if there were something they needed, you would be there to help. We promise to strive for the same qualities and value system that you held. Your grandchildren will know the great man that you were. We will instill the same values, leadership, and love that you gave us. Mom will forever know that you gave all of your heart, love, and life for her and the family you both created. We will always carry your memories, stories, and laughter with us. You leave behind many family members and friends that will miss you dearly. We will see you again. We love you. J.P. Parise passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 73. J.P. was born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada on December 11, 1941. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family. The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM with visitation from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Colonial Church of Edina; 6200 Colonial Way; Edina, MN 55436. In lieu of flowers, the Parise family requests that memorials be directed to Defending The Blue Line (, a cause dear to J.P.'s heart. Prior Lake (952) 447-2633

Published on January 11, 2015

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