Betty Sparks

Passed 02/02/2019

Obituary for Betty Sparks

Age 69, East Preston, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Ocean View Continuing Care Centre, Eastern Passage. Born in East Preston, to the late Lawrence and Edna (Taylor) Sparks, Betty worked with Revenue Canada for 30 plus years until her retirement in 2007. Betty loved her family and friends, enjoyed family gatherings, listening to music and going to bingo. She will be sadly missed by all! Survived by her son, Lance (Jacqueline); grandchildren, Robert, Nicole, Chelsea and Alexis; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Cam eron, Chloe and Tavyn; sisters, Daisy, Alma; brothers, Lawrence "Henry"(Sarah), Harold (Gail), George (Paula); several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by paternal grandparents, William and Bertha Sparks; maternal grandparents, George and Lavinia Taylor; brothers, Murray, Fredrick, Cecil, Michael and sisters, Florence, Connie and Beverly. Visitation will take place Tuesday, February 5th, 7-9 p.m. in New Beginnings Ministries, 26 Cherry Brook Rd., Cherry Brook. Funeral service will be held at the same location Wednesday, February 6th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Stewart Williams and Dr. Rev. Joyce Ross officiating; burial to follow in East Preston Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of Ocean View Continuing Care (Shoreside) for the care they provided. Online condolences may be sent to

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I have prayed for you and your family. Mrs Betty Sparks I wish you a safe journey. I have asked that you receive healing on your sad loss. She is safe in God's hands as only the body dies the spirit never does & her spirit soars reunited with family & friends that passed before her. God bless & keep angels around you & your family Lance & Jacqueline.
- Jean Gorton
We (Jan Clarke & Jo Lewis) are so shocked and saddened to hear of Betty's passing. We both worked with her at Revenue Canada for many years. She was so funny and we enjoyed many after work parties in our day. You always knew where you stood with her and she always spoke her mind! We all had a great affection and respect for her. She was very proud of you Lance and we last met you at her retirement party. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mum and we're sorry that we can't be there. God bless her and all your family.
- Jan Clarke
Lance and Jacqueline, my deepest condolences go out to you both during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort , courage to face the day ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Marie Hoskin
- Marie Hoskin
On behalf of Pastor Dr. LeQuita Porter, the Ministerial Team, the Diaconate Ministry and the entire Church family at the East Preston United Baptist Church, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your loved one, Sis. Betty Sparks. Sis. Betty was certainly one of a kind. A very vibrant woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest. It was indeed a joy to watch her during the Church Services as she publicly praised her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her whole heart. Although we will miss her earthly presence immensely, the precious memories we have of her will remain in our hearts forever. It is our prayer that the Lord will continue to show you His tender mercies, strength and peace in the days and months ahead. May He also surround you with the love and comfort of family and friends and grant you peace. God, Bless You All. 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” Sent with love and remembrance, Sister Ruby Williams, Clerk East Preston United Baptist Church
- Ruby Williams
We were sorry to learn of Betty's passing. She was a very dear soul.and will definitely be missed. Condolences to the entire family. Unfortunately we are both unable to attend the funeral but will definitely be with you in spirit. May Betty's soul rest in perfect peace. Sizwe & Kanika Adekayode.
- Sizwe Adekayode
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the Sparks Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and Comfort you during this time. Rest In Peace Betty
- Ruthanne Coles
My sincere sympathy and prayers to Betty’s entire family and friends. I worked with Betty at CRA, not directly but spent many break times together discussing many topics of the day. We had lots of laughs and she is someone I will never forget. Always impeccably dressed and turned out, fashion and lack of it was often a topic of discussion too. I know she loved her family deeply and spoke of them warmly and often. I’m sure she is in heaven and will watch over you now as she did while she was here. God Bless. Maxine
- Maxine Kelly
Lance,My Deepest sympathy and condolences ,so sorry for the passing of your mom,I’m sure she’s at home with the Lord,,may peace be upon you my brother , keeping you in my prayers
- Jason Cain
We extend our sincere condolences to Lance (Jaqueline), Daisy, Alma, Henry (Sarah), Harold (Gail), George (Paula), grandchildren and great grandchildren and send our love and prayers. Betty was such a kind and warm person and will be missed. May God's comfort and peace be with you all. Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence
Condolences to the family on the passing of your loved one. May she RIP
- Monica Skinner
It is with sadness to hear of the passing of Betty,we worked together for a short time at CRA. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. She was a lovely and caring person she will be missed by many.
- Audrey Smith
Sorry for your loss of Ms Betty. Sending prayers and lots of love to the entire family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Much love Leda Jarvis and Tyson Whynder.
- Leda Jarvis
To: Lance (Jaqueline), Daisy, Alma, Henry (Sarah), Harold (Gail), George (Paula), grandchildren and great grandchildren. We would like to convey our deepest sympathy on the passing of Betty. Sorry I cannot be with you during this time. You know that I would be there if I could. It is sometimes difficult to find the words to offer comfort during the loss of a loved one. It is even more difficult when it comes so soon after the passing of other family members. Betty had a bubbly personality and was a happy go lucky person. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Whenever I would see her we would chat and she would display her signature laugh. There are so many great memories that you can all hold in your hearts that will last a life time. God will give you the comfort that you will need during the challenging times. Praying for you. In Deepest Sympathy & Love, Cousin Nancy Sparks & Randy Downey
- Nancy Sparks
my deepest sympathy for the lost of your sister.mother. grandmother/ great grandmother may she rip by the lord.s side kaye jewers
- kaye jewers
To Lance and Family......I was saddened to hear of your Mothers passing.Its never easy no matter the ages or illness.I hope as days go by Lance when you think of her, a smile will come to your face rater than a tear. Good memories are always with us.
- Ruth Daley-Slade
To all of Betty's Family. My condolences to each of you. I worked in the Halifax Office with Betty and I have not seen her since she retired. I did the same shortly after her and moved permanently from Halifax to Tracadie. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your Mom/Sister in meetings and in social situations. I loved her openness, confidence and her laughter. I am a better person for knowing her. May God bless each of you with peace knowing that she now sits with the angels. Anne Marie
- Anne-Marie Long
On behalf of Betty's Godchildren William and Christopher Fagan, I send our sincerest condolences to you Lance and the family on the passing of your mother. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Sorry we can't be with you but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was special and we will always remember the kindness she showed to us and her laughter, we are comforted in knowing that she is no longer is pain or distress. As you mourn we do as well Godchildren William and Christopher Fagan
- Harriet Fagan
To Lance,Jacqueline and the Sparks Family. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Nadine Loppie and Roland Beals
- Nadine Loppie

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