Lifetime Bulkley Valley resident George Sparkes passed away Feb. 28, 2013. Born in Telkwa May 1, 1928 George loved this valley and never considered living anywhere else. George had an appreciation for the simple things in life; good food, lots of laughs, a great game, his yard, his family and numerous pets over the years. George worked in many professions, including Butter Maker, Coal Miner and Millwright. Able to fix anything, he repaired many an item for anyone needing a hand.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Bernice Sparkes, daughters Stacey Sparkes, Holly Kelly (Don), Amanda Jones (Davey), Danial Keehn, Hayden Kelly, Jillian Kelly and great grandchild Jerzy Jones. George is also survived by his sister Doris DeEllion (Arnold) and extended family members. A Celebration of Life will be arranged for a later date, thus allowing out of town friends and family to attend. We would like to thank Dr. Sheila Smith, the Homecare nurses and support workers who were helpful in our time of need.
A good man, you may be gone, but you’ll not be forgotten. We will meet again someday. Rest in peace George, we all love you so very much.