Eight Bells – Henrik Moberg Parker

“Henrik Moberg Parker, 18, of North Vancouver, died early February 5, 2020. Henrik was born June 21, 2001, in North Vancouver, the son of Dave and Tine Moberg-Parker. He was an exemplary student at Canyon Heights and Braemar Schools in North Vancouver and graduated from Vancouver College in 2019 where he put in many hours each week peer mentoring those with learning challenges. He was currently enrolled and living at UBC studying Kinesiology.

Henrik had a passion for doing activities with people – always with a smile. He was a leader on both his hockey and soccer teams. At school, he was the guy who would speak up for those being bullied. He loved his work as a sailing coach for children at several local yacht clubs. From age 11 Henrik was one of the provinces’ best sailors and until 2019 competed nationally and internationally representing Canada. He was always eager to try a new challenge or activity and share that experience with his friends.

Henrik was a role model to many and the best son, best friend, best brother our family could have wished for.
Henrik is survived by his parents Dave and Tine, his younger brother Mattias and best friend Darren Zhang. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Emily Humer and too many close friends and family to name individually.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, February 17th (Family Day) at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver starting at 11 am. Please come and share your memories of Henrik. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Henrik Parker Sailing Fund that is in the process of being set up and will be administered by Hollyburn Sailing Centre. Account details for donations will be available on February 17th. ”


Sail Canada offers its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.