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Date of Passing: Oct 14, 2020

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In the early hours of October 14, 2020, we lost an amazing man. Norman Dwight Langdon Sparks, will be treasured and missed by his family and friends. His love of life and the impressions he made on people will be remembered by all who shared in his life.
As the youngest to John and Clara Sparks, he will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Lillian, Daughter Dawn, Brother Doug (Paulette), Grandson, Langdon (Emma) and many others.
He was a man of many talents and ambitions who always managed to keep himself busy with little projects and improvements to anything he could get his hands on around the house, and always willing to help friends and neighbours.
He dedicated the majority of his working life to his owned and operated business Miracle Plastics, which allowed him to apply his mechanical prowess and always kept him on the go.
He was a proud member of multiple car clubs and heavily invested into the Navy League of Canada.
He loved working on his classic cars throughout the years and spent many hours working late into the nights in the garage.
He was a man who loved life and shared every moment with those around him to the fullest.
You will always be loved and deeply missed!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siloam Mission or a charity of your choosing.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My deepest sympathies to you dear Lili and Dawn and your family. Losing loved one is hard and it takes lot of strength to accept it, but you will, Slowly. God blessed you and Dwight ,with long loving life together which not too many people can say thy been blessed with.. So, you have been chosen and very lucky. Love always. Kuma Bozica! - Posted by: Kuma Bozica (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Condolences to Lillian and the Sparks family. I had the good fortune of working with Norm through his Navy League of Canada association specifically with the Cornwell (Winnipeg) Navy League Branch in support of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps John Travers Cornwell VC. Norm took great pride in Branch pursuits as it provided him the opportunity to rekindle his days as a Sea Cadet with the cadet corps while giving back to the program that gave him a solid footing in his younger days. Norm's energy and enthusiasm lead to his sound stewardship as a Navy League Branch President and ultimately as the Navy League Manitoba Division President. Norm’s desire to foster positive youth development through the Winnipeg Navy League Cadet and Sea Cadet programs will be a great loss. He will be sadly missed by all his Navy League of Canada colleagues. Rick Hunt - Posted by: Rick Hunt (Friend / Colleague) on: Oct 19, 2020

  • Dear Lili and Dawn We Re in Vancouver And just now read the paper. We are both so deeply saddened by news this news. He was a good man. Please accept our deepest condolences and love in these difficult and trying times. With all our love. Kumovi Dejan and Sonja - Posted by: Sonja and Dejan Paunovic (Kumovi) on: Oct 19, 2020

  • A dear friend of many years, a person who had the upmost integrity, compassion, and conscience. Thank you for all the help you provided when I was going through all of life’s lessons and for being there when I was in desperate times. You were always there to listen. Rest In Peace Norm, my very dear friend. - Posted by: Don (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • We were sad to hear of the passing of Norm. Norm and Lil made us welcome into their family. Our hearts go out to Lil and the family - Posted by: Sue and Brian Hutchinson (Friends through Langdon and Emma) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • To Lillian, Dawn and family my prayers and thoughts are with you through your loss. I was fortunate to get to know and befriend Norm through the North End Salisbury House. Norm certainly had many interesting experiences in his journey through life. The common thread in his experiences was his interest to learn and not shy away from challenges. Norm showed me his restoration projects in older vehicles and gave the history behind his antique's. We really became connected through music. Norm also enjoyed playing the guitar and we formed a community band. We all enjoyed playing and practising music at Norm's house in fact we also got out and played some gig's (great fun!). Norman it was wonderful that you became part of my life and we became friends. Till we meet again Norm. - Posted by: Walter Petik (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Lillian & Family We are so sorry for your loss. Norm was a VERY special person. We always enjoyed his thoughts on the many topics we discussed. Our Prayers & Thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Sincerely Paul & Cathy Jensson - Posted by: Paul & Cathleen Jensson (Friends) on: Oct 17, 2020

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