Obituary of Daryl Keith SPARKS
September 16, 1951 – Ponoka, Alberta
November 8, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Daryl K Sparks. He passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 69.
Daryl was born in Ponoka, AB on September 16, 1951. He moved to Edmonton as a teenager and then Victoria, BC where he attended the University of Victoria and met and married his beautiful loving wife, Patricia (Patti) (nee Brown) of forty-nine years.
He moved to Fort McMurray in 1971, working first for Catalytic, then Suncor (formerly GCOS) where Daryl had a fulfilling career working in supply chain. He always had an open-door policy for anyone in need. Daryl moved to Calgary where he ended up retiring.
While in Calgary he continued his love of sports playing hockey and golf. Daryl had enjoyed a long and wonderful career of hockey first as a goaltender, then involving himself with coaching and mentoring his three sons and running a goaltender school. In the summer he played fastball and soccer. Daryl was involved with his boys and adored his grandchildren Derek, Lauren, and Dylan (Dan), Cole and Shaun (Chris), Grayson and Scarlett (Graeme).
During his retirement in Calgary, Daryl spent his time playing for the fifty-five plus hockey group at Fish Creek and golfing. He was also well known for his time spent on Facebook. He enjoyed his vacation time with friends and family, especially in Fairmont, Palm Springs, and Hawaii.
Besides his loving wife Patti, Daryl is survived by his three children Dan (Char), Chris (Shanda), Graeme (Lesley); seven grandchildren, sister Janice and family along with many other friends. Daryl was predeceased by his father Earl; mother Dorothy, and brothers Douglas, Duayne and Colin.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date when safe to do so. Condolences and memories may be shared on Daryl’s Obituary.
In memory of Daryl, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation by McInnis & Holloway funeral home.