RICK SPARKMAN With sadness, we announce the sudden passing on Monday, December 17, 2012 at the age of 65. Loving husband to Rosemary. Loving father of Julie (Marko), Eryn (Paul) and Kyle (Mandy). He will be greatly missed by his nine little grandchildren Erika, Emma, Hannah, Cameron, Noah, Connor, Madison, Carter and Jackson. He will be sadly missed by his siblings Corrine (George) and Reg (Kathy). Visitation will be held in the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, one hour prior to the service. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. www.thomasfuneralhome.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 19, 2012