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Edward Wilbur Sparkes

Edward Wilbur Sparkes

Passed on: November 25th, 2018

Passed peacefully away at home on Sunday, November 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, Edward Wilbur Sparkes of Bay Roberts, at the age of 90 years. Thankful for his life and love, his loving wife of 66 years Audrey; children Debra and William, Rodney and Jennie, Troy and Tammy, Dwight and Michelle and Heidi; grandchildren Colleen and Keith, Nicholas, Nicole, Mallory and Justin, Jeremy and Patricia, Matthew and Adam; great-grandchildren Kolby, Ethan, Jaxson, Parker, Greyson and James and a very large circle of friends. Wilbur touched the lives of many people, young and old, throughout his 38 years as a teacher and principal; his 24 years as Mayor of the Town of Bay Roberts and his service as a town councillor before that. He was a decorated athlete, pitching for the Guards, playing hockey for the Rovers and is also a member of both the St. John’s and Bay Roberts Sports Halls of Fame. He was a coach in the Bay Arena Minor Hockey system for many years and his participation in sports continued well into his 70’s, playing rec hockey, slo-pitch softball and pitching in the Master’s Baseball League. Wilbur was a life-long member of Central United Church, serving as Treasurer and a member of the Board, as well as singing in the senior and men’s choir. He was an avid storyteller, a wealth of local knowledge and a friend to all he ever had the pleasure of meeting. The family will receive visitors at Moore’s Funeral Home, Water Street Bay Roberts, on Monday November 26th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Tuesday November 27th from 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm., 2:00 – 4:00 pm. and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. And Wednesday November 28th from 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 28th at 2:00 pm. from Central United Church. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Central United Church, Bay Roberts or to the Helping Hand Goodwill Center and Food Bank, Bay Roberts.

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