May 21, 1924 – February 7, 2018
at the age of 93 years
It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our father Garth Delbert Sparrow, who passed away on the morning of February 7 , 2018 at Park Place Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm, BC. Garth was born May 21, 1924 in Abbotsford BC. He moved to New Westminster BC at a early age where he lived until he left home in his early 20s. In high school he was a champion at basket ball and prized himself on how he could pick up a basket ball with his fingers using only one hand and hold it that way… a trick we his children repeatedly tried to master to no avail and his hilarity. He also loved playing the piano and spent the majority of his spare time studying birds. With the help and mentoring of his neighbour and good friend, as well as Ornithologist, Mr Maguire, Dad also became an Ornithologist. He spent the majority of his spare time escaping into the wilderness to roam around the woods in hunt of a new species of bird which by the way, he and Mr Maguire accomplished. He kept active in his life and in his career he was an accomplished Purchasing Agent. He liked to go fishing which provided a venue and excuse to wander the aforementioned woods. He is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband and family, daughter, Cathy and her husband and family, son, John and his wife and family, stepdaughter, Carole and husband and family, and stepson, Ryan and wife and family, and his cousins Eileen and Mark. Dad lived a quiet life ending his last years up in the Shuswap in Sorrento BC, a place he dearly loved. A service will not be held as there will be a private family gathering in the warmer climes when the ides of winter have blown through. The family asks that donations be made to your favourite charity. Our sincerest thanks to the amazing and caring staff that looked after Dad at Park Place Piccadilly Care Centre.