Alex…the bravest redhead

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2008 at 7:36 am

The bravest redhead, photo by V. Lions

Hi All,

If you are reading this, chances are you are one of our friends who have known of Alex’s valiant and lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. You’ve also made your way here because you’ve been apprised of the fact that Alex has finally received the lifesaving gift of new lungs from a very special donor. Over the next few days, weeks, and months I (and before long Alex) will be keeping you up-to-date with Alex’s recovery and life post-transplant. As I am sitting here writing these words Alex is in the ICU ward of Toronto General Hospital. I know that she would much rather be at home typing these words to you if she could. And in truth, she’d probably do a much better job of it. But for now, let me be the one who speaks for the bravest redhead, the love of my life, my beautiful wife, Alex.


(Colonel) Tom Parker


It’s ….an EP!

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2017 at 2:45 am

November 2017 marks the delivery of a new album for Alex, this time an “EP”, or extended play album.  It was recorded in New Orleans live to 78rpm acetate disc and will be available as follows on Justin Time Records, November 3rd itunes / November 10th in stores/ November 12 Guelph Ontario/ November 15 BIG ALBUM LAUNCH Toronto/ Nov 24 MontrealQC.  Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 1.41.32 AM.png

Mississauga Music Walk of Fame

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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Alex Pangman at the unveiling of her stone at Mississauga Music Walk of Fame ceremony 2017 Photo Gabriella Bank

I was recently inducted into the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame, just steps away from where I went to school, and about ten minutes walk to the place I first sang with a jazz band! I gratefully dedicated this award to organ donor heros and the Trillium Gift of Life Network who work so hard to arrange for donation miracles. Thanks also to my own donors, family, friends, bandmates, the ever supportive local media, and to my teachers! I join past inductees Tommy Hunter, Oscar Peterson, Denny Doherty, etc. You can become a donor yourself in Canada at

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Left to right Peter Hill (pianist), Tom Parker, Alex Pangman, Connie Pangman, Jennifer Pangman, Ronnie Gavsie (CEO TGLN)