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SPARKMAN – Elspeth Margaret (nee Miller )

June 23, 1915 – October 16, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of Elspeth Sparkman announce her peaceful passing, on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the age of 94 years.

She was truly an amazing lady, with the kindest, gentlest heart. She lived for her family and they were her life. The void that is left with her passing will be difficult to fill, but remembering the strength she always portrayed will help all of us through this difficult time.

Elspeth is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Winnie Sparkman; daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and David Ferguson and Phyllis and Howard Cockwill; sixteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband, George; daughter, Jeanette and sons, Lloyd and Kenny.

A Celebration of Elspeth’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

“Time may heal the broken heart,
Time may make the wound less sore,
But time can never stop the longing
For the loved one gone before”

Forever loved and always missed.

In living memory of Elspeth Sparkman, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Michelle Chaban :

    Our deepest condolences.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Take care.

    Paul and Leona Chaban
    Tim, Monique, Madison and Dillon Chaban
    Michelle and Tyson Chaban

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  2. Derwin and Brenda Wing and family :

    Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother, Mother in-law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

    It is with great sadness that we read in the Melville Advance of the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person and was always there with encouragement when we were growing up.
    She was like a second mother to me.
    She always had a place in my heart and prayers and always will.

    Always in our memories
    Derwin and Brenda Wing and Family

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  3. Elaine Herasymuik :

    Dear Lorraine, Don & family,
    I was very sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful mother. I remember Mrs Sparkman as a kind and caring person who’s great spirit never failed.
    May God Rest Her Soul.
    Elaine Herasymuik

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