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Apr 30

Funeral Card Friday – Alec James Sparks

I am sharing funeral cards on Friday, following a Facebook meme which you an see here. I know the meme in for the first Friday, but sometimes I just like an idea sooo much…

Alec Sparks funeral card

Alec Sparks was a neighbor of Papa’s family for many years, and of Papa and I when we lived in the Cadillac area. You can see that he was born in Antioch Township, Wexford County, an area where Papa’s family also had roots. Alec James Sparks was the son of James Sparks and Minnie Sayer, the second of their nine children, and the oldest to survive childhood. He loved music, and he loved to dance. He was a carpet layer, at least for some part of his career, and M-in-L sometimes asked him for advice on flooring.

When our children were small, I remember taking them off to pick berries, or hunt mushrooms. We often saw Alec walking along the road, getting his exercise.