Winnifred Sparkes

June 3, 1925 to January 22, 2023


Passed away suddenly and peacefully, with family by her side at the Health Sciences Centre on January 22, 2023, Winnifred Sparkes.

Predeceased by husband Harold Sparkes; only daughter Carolyn Nicholson; son-in-law John Nicholson;
parents Harriet and George Moulton; and sisters Thelma Gosling, Hannah (Annie) Legrow, Millicent Hadley, Lyma Adams, and Helen Adams.

Leaving to mourn are her grandchildren Jacki (Thad), Paul (Paula), Anthony, Andrew, and Andrea (Keith); ten great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Cyril Adams; and her extended family and friends.

A very special thank you to her neighbours Wally Murphy, Roy Cahill, and Sean Tiller; caregivers Amanda Little and Valerie Hanrahan; Dr. Heidi Carew and staff at Anderson Avenue Clinic; paramedics and Emergency Room staff at Health Sciences Centre.

Funeral service will be held from Wesley United Church on Thursday, January 26 at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley United Church.



11:00am, Thursday January 26th

Wesley United Church

101 Patrick St, St. John's


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Sincere condolences Jacki to you & your family on the loss of your grandmother. May she rest in heavenly peace.

Eve joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy to the Sparkes on the loss of their loved one, Winnifred. May your fond memories of her soften your loss.

Eve and Bob McCrindle

Our deepest sympathy to all of Winnie’s family, she was a very nice person and a wonderful friend of Ena and Chap Eddy., We hope you. find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her.
John and Nancy Eddy

My heart aches. I’ve lost my friend, neighbor & someone I considered to be like a Grandmother of 31 years. You will be missed. With all my love Roy Cahill

So sorry to read about Mrs. Sparkes’ passing. She was such a great neighbour to mom , Hilda Starkes and to us all. I’m in possession of her recipe for Date squares and use it regularly. When passing by Perkins St. I always think on her. Jackie you know she always spoke about you with so much love and I know you have wonderful memories of her. Condolences to all May she now rest in peace.
Heather Janes (Starkes).