Richard passed away surrounded by his family at the Mattawa Hospital on April 11, 2019 at the age of 73 years.
Beloved husband to Judith (nee Maxwell), and loving father to Donna Jean Doucette, and Collin Sparks (Michelle). Proud and loving grandfather to Troy, Megan, Olivia and Connor. He will always be a loved and cherished uncle to his many nieces and nephews, and a good friend to many. Richard is predeceased by his parents Jacob and Grace (nee Russelo) Sparks, and is survived by his brothers Jay Sparks (Wanita) and Jack Sparks (Marge-deceased).
In keeping with Richard’s wishes cremation will occur at Whispering Pines Funeral Home’s Crematorium with no public visitation or service. If desired donations to the Nipissing Serenity Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by his family.