SPARKES, Mrs. Florence Jean — Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, March 19, 2011, Mrs. Florence Jean Sparkes, aged 81 years, of Shearstown. Predeceased by her parents: Edward and Florence (nee Frost) Bradbury; husband: Graham Sparkes; son: Jimmy; great-grandchildren: twin girls, Andrea and Becky; brothers: Doug and Don (Mav); sister: Alice Brown; brothers-in-law: Marv Rowland and Ed Halder. Leaving to mourn three sons: Gary (Helen), Douglas (AnnMarie) and Terry (Verly); one daughter: Joy (Ron) Brazil; four sisters: Irene (Kevin) Joy, Ruth Rowland, Audrey Halder and Grace ( Johnny) Kay; two brothers: Bruce (Daphne) and Nelson (Marg); four grandchildren: Gary (Annette), Jennifer Sparkes (Chad Parsons), Lori and Rhodie (Andrea); seven great-grandchildren: Leah, Joy, Ryan, Kerstin, Liam, Joshua and Chloe; sisters-in-law: Rexine Bradbury, Annie Coddington (David - deceased) and Sharon (David - deceased) Sparkes; brothers-in-law: Max Brown, Tom (Mary) Sparkes and Reginald (Violet - deceased). Also home care workers Betty Smith and Maureen Bell; long-time employee and friend Dave Badcock and dear friends Ed and Val Hodder, Jean Hillyard and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place on Sunday, March 20 at 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Reverend Dean Sellars conducted the funeral service at Trinity United Church, Shearstown on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Interment was at United Church Cemetery, Shearstown. Pallbearers were Terry Sparkes, Gary Sparkes (Sr.), Douglas Sparkes, Gary Sparkes ( Jr.), Chad Parsons and Ron Brazil. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Moore’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts.
ROOD, RUTH (Hue) — Passed away peacefully at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s, NL on March 21, 2011, aged 92, after a long, fulfilling and happy life. Predeceased by her loving husband Rex , brother Frank Hue (Marion), sister Florence (Chancey Currie), sister Grace (Bert Butt) and sister Mary (Fergie Vernon). She leaves with wonderful memories her daughter Susan and devoted son-in-law John Maunder of Pouch Cove, NL with whom she resided; sister-in-law Edith Rood, Dartmouth, NS; five nieces, three nephews, and three cousins; special friends Muriel Marshall, Clarke’s Beach, NL, Phyllis and Jim Whelan, Clarke’s Beach, NL, and Elsie Bowering, Coley’s Point, NL; as well as many fond acquaintances. Ruth has donated her body to the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Medicine for medical research. As per her wishes, there will be no memorial service. In memory of Ruth, please consider organ donation.