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Sparham, Kenneth

Kenneth Sparham, beloved husband of Shirley of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at the age of 75 years.

Born on June 28, 1932 in Belper, England, Kenneth and his family immigrated to Canada in July of 1965. As Canada became his home, he developed a great sense of nationalism, leading to many enjoyable years spent in a country he deeply loved. Kenneth’s many passions include fishing, golfing and painting. He also thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and pets. Always there to lend a helping hand, Kenneth will be dearly missed for his smile and his entertaining parties!

Besides his loving wife Shirley, Kenneth is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Jim Kuemper, Gale and Murray Westling, all of Calgary, AB, Johanna and Michael Kuentzel of Halifax, NS; his son Kevin Sparham of Calgary, AB; his five grandchildren, Mandy (Darren) Warren of Cochrane, AB, Melissa Kuemper, Nicki Hansen, Ryan Kuemper and Jessica Sparham all of Calgary; and numerous other family and friends. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents Harriett and Jack Sparham.     

Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying

‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow

Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow

‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying

And I am dead, as dead I well may be

You’ll come and find the place where I am lying

And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.

And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me

And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be

If you’ll not fail to tell me that you love me

I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

A Private Gathering will be held for family and friends. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Kenneth Sparham, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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