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Frank Murray Sparks
Frank Murray Sparks

February 20, 1946 - August 14, 2019
Born in Calgary
Resided in Calgary, Alberta


Our beloved Frank Murray Sparks, born to Frank and Edith (Young) Sparks on February 20, 1946 in Calgary, Alberta, passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm on August 14, 2019 with his adoring family by his side.

Frank is lovingly remembered for his content smile, kindness, calm presence, sense of humour, integrity and gentle demeanour. Throughout his life he enjoyed tinkering with electronics, listening to music, racing cars, singing, golfing, travelling the world with his family and friends and booting around on his Vespa. But most of all, spending time with his family.

Frank cherished many great friendships with his buddies from the Rotary Club, poker, U of C classmates, steam bath, dinner club, choir/church, golf, biking, TLPOA and all those he touched along the way.

Frank graduated from U of C in 1969 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His career included Alberta Gas Trunkline (NOVA), Trans Canada Pipelines and the purchase of Foothill’s Industrial Products where he continued to work until present.

He lived a meaningful life dedicating his time and talents to Junior Achievement, the Downtown Rotary Club, Cambodia Water Project, Central United and many more boards and organizations...

Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda and daughters Mandy (Greig) Kaslo and Charlie; Ginny (Danny) Lauren, Finn and Casey; and Christine. Brothers Warren (Wendy), Paul (Janet), brother’s in law Grant (Sue) and Randy (Karen) and 52 nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the incredible team at the Foothill’s Hospital ICU and the HOPE team for their care and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Central United Church (131 - 7 Ave SW, Calgary) on Monday September 9, 2019 at 2pm. Reception to follow.

In the spirit of Frank’s wishes, memorial donations can be made to the Downtown Rotary Club of Calgary (305, 105 - 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A1) Attn: Curly Galbraith Global Memorial.




Celebration of Life
Central United Church
131 - 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB CA
Monday, September 9, 2019
2:00 PM


Downtown Rotary Club of Calgary
305, 105 - 12 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2G 1A1
ATTN: Curly Galbraith Global Memorial


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