Gertie Sparkes

March 11, 1948 to June 3, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at her home in Portugal Cove on June 3, 2020, Gertie Sparkes at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her husband Roy, mother and father Frank and Eliza Churchill. Brother Albert, three precious grandchildren Alexandra, Kennedy and Kolby, brother in-law Wallace (Margaret) Sparkes and Gordon Sparkes. Leaving to mourn her precious daughters Sherri Lynn (Mark Wareham), Lori Lynn (Dave Hogan) and three special grandchildren whom she adored Rylee and Kinsley Wareham and Keira Hogan, brother Derrick (Donna) Churchill, whom she lived with, sister Emily (Bob) Noseworthy, sisters in-law Carol Ann Hibbs and Judy Sparkes, brothers in-law Lester (Doris) Sparkes, David (Gloria) Sparkes, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Cremation has taken place and due to COVID-19 there will be no visitation or public funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Janeway Foundation or St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove.

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My heart breaks for you both Sherry and Lori. Your mom was awesome and made your dad so happy. Find peace in knowing they’re eternally together with their precious grand-babies.

So very sorry to hear of Gerties passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

So sorry to hear of Gerties passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family sincere condolences

So sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing ! She was a lovely lady and she will be missed by many. Last time I saw her was at Walmart with Em She had her precious grandchildren with her. We would always have a little chat when we met. So glad I got to talk to her not so long ago. Rest In Peace Gertie .

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to all the family. God bless each and everyone of you.

Jean Hussey and family.

I am so very sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. As a part of a family of Churchill’s that came from the Cemetery Rd., we were a tight knit bunch and Uncle Frank and Aunt Eliza and all the family were my family too. Mom and Dad thought the world of Gertie and she was always so very nice to me and always spoke and smiled right up to the last time I saw her at Walmart with Em. My heart is broken for you all but I know Roy was waiting with a huge smile for her and she has gotten to hug her beautiful granddaughters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the Churchill and Sparkes families sorry for your loss Gert was a very special lady God bless you all

Sorry for your loss Gert was a very nice
Person God bless you all

I was so sorry to hear of Gerts passing. Nan loved to tell us how Gert got her name, after her of course. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all that knew her. We are thinking of you guys during this time

Sherri & family, sending deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts are with you. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Basil & Marie Molloy

So sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.. Gertie was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Em, Derrick and Families
Condolences on the passing of Gertie. Treasure the memories of your time with her and she will always be in your heart.
R.I.P. Gertie

So sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family.
Christine & Charlie Harris

Emily, Derrick & family, Shocked to hear of Gertie’s passing. Deepest condolences, treasure all your memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mimi & Tony Willcott

Dale, Matthew and Family
My heart is broken to hear about Marilyn’s passing.
I have wonderful memories of our days in elementary school, high school and working together at Woolworth’s.

May your memories help you through the days ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sherri, I’m so sorry for your loss.
No words can lessen your pain.
Just know that our thoughts are with you, and your whole family, in your time of grief.

Sherri, Lori, Em, Derrick and families, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Gertie, my condolences to you all, may she Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏

Gertie, We met & conversed for a few precious moments last July. I’m so glad you touched my heart & mind that day & forever. Keep smiling Gertie & God bless. Xo

Sherri & Lori
Sorry to hear of you mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person. . May all the wonderful memories you shared help you through the difficult days ahead. ..

Karen & Henry

Sherri and family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your memories of her help ease your sadness in the days ahead.
Take care,
Kay Careen

Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May her memories live on forever in your hearts.
Shane, Jina & kids

My heart is broken to hear about the passing of such a special women …
Sending all our love and condolences too everyone during this difficult time ..

Sorry to hear about your mom.My condolences to you and your family take care. Mitch

To Sherri and Family:

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing may your memories with her give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

My heart is broken into pieces. Gertie you were loved and cherished by so many…I don’t know what I would have done without you when you and Roy lived across the road from me. Meagan and Morgan loved going to your house..it was filled with so much love and joy…everyone was welcomed with open arms…young and old…you Gertie are a true defination of a friend…always there for those who needed a hand…Lori and Sher…you had amazing parents and were truly blessed and Em a beautiful sister❤ Gertie I know in my heart you have your arms wrapped around Roy and never letting him go…and your three sweet granddaughters…surrounding yourselves with love peace and joy. Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. You will be forever in my heart Gertie xo

Em so sorry to read about Gerti’s passing , thinking of you and all of the family, may all of the happy memories
comfort you all

My Family
Aunt Gert will be so very much missed by all of us left behind. But thinking of the reunion she had with Unlce Roy and the beautiful grandbabies she never met, brings a sweet smile to my face knowing that she is still surrounded by the ones she loves although it be in a different home. All my love and prayers go to all of you during this time.

so so sorry to heard of your moms passing……she was always sweet lady……may god bless you all…

Very sorry to hear. Thinking of the family and sending my sincere condolences.

Sherry Lynn ,Lori Lynn, and family, so sad to hear of your mom’s passing she was a beautiful women my mom injoyed her company when she lived next door to her in Victoria. Please except my condolences big hugs to one and all.

Sherri Lynn , Lori Lynn and family,

Know that I am thinking of you all during these difficult days . Your mom had a smile that always lite up a room and always gave me the biggest hug when I would come to visit . Sending you all our love and prayers from Ontario ❤️

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all.

I am so sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and friend for many years and will be sorely missed. She always laughed at my jokes. Grieve only shortly for she has gone to a better place and will be welcomed by all who went before her.
God bless you and keep you as COVID keeps us apart.

Lori, Sherri and families,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Treasure all your beautiful memories.

So sorry to hear of Gertiie’s passing,, our condolences to all the family, we know she will be sorely missed by all. God Bless

Nothing can change the wonderful ways Gertie has touched our lives. Grief can’t take away the good times we shared, and sorrow will fade in time…but all the good memories we shared together over the years will remain forever. So sorry for your loss; we do have some wonderful memories to hang on to and cherish. Take care; with all our love.

So sorry to hear of Gert’s passing. Condolences to you all during this difficult time.

To Em, Derek, and the rest of the family. I am so sorry to hear of Gert’s passing. Such a sweet soul and oh how she loved to laugh. She will be missed terribly. Take solace in the fact that she is with other love ones gone before her.

Love Elaine

So sorry to hear of Mrs Sparkes passing. She was a lovely lady . Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sherrie and your family. Take care.

To all the family,so sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing.When I started working at the Hoyles Home in the mid 70’s,I worked with Gertie together on Housekeeping on East 2. We got along great,she was always pleasant,with a smile for everyone. Take care,and once again,so sorry for your loss. Randy and Carly

Sherri, Mark, Lori and Dave, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I only met her a couple of times but I enjoyed talking with her. She was a beautiful lady. Praying she is at peace with her husband. May you all find peace knowing that they are together now. Praying for peace for all the family. Hugs!

Derrick, Emily, Sherri Lynn and Lori Lynn and all your families. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister mother grandmother and friend. Your all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May Gertie rest in peace and fly high with the Angels tonight.

So sorry to see this. Sending prayers and love Sherri Lynn and Lori Lynn to both of you and your families. You can tell by all the smiles in the pics she shared that she adored both your girls. She’s together again with your dad, thinking of you both. Hugs ❤️

Gert was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time.

Roger, Betty and Kelly Earle

Emily, Derrick & families.. & Gertie’s daughters & families..So sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. We had a lot of good times when we worked together at The Hoyles Home. Our deepest condolences to you all. RIP Gertie.

Sherri Lynn, Lori Lynn, and Families. So saddened to hear this news today, my deepest sympathies to you all. I have nothing but fond memories of your mom. She will be forever in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.

I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Condolences to you both and all the family.

Sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of all the family during this sad time.

Sherri Lnnn,Lori Lynn and families so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

Deepest sympathy to all family members . May God give you strength at this most difficult time