Emmanuel Baptist Church
100 McNaughton Ave West, Chatham
Friday July 30, 2021
Visitation from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Service at 1:00 p.m.
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Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday July 29, 2021
3:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Jean (Sparks) Crackel went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday July 25, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Sparks and will be missed by their sons Greg Sparks (Chris) and Brad Sparks (Phyllis), her grandchildren and their families Lauren Sparks, Ian & Kim Sparks (Claire and Nora), Sherry & David Buck (Jack and Myles), and Jessica & Brian Patterson. Jean remarried Ken Crackel who also predeceased her and will be remembered by his son Gary Crackel (Joyce), their sons Stephen and Kyle and grandchildren Maebella and Danica.
Jean was one of 7 children born to Margaret & Raymond Holdaway. She is survived by her sister Margery Roe and was predeceased by her sister Barbara McMillan as well as her brothers Keith, Kenneth, Douglas and Donald Holdaway.
Jean was very much a people person. She managed Young’s Jewellers in Chatham for many years. She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chatham where she donated her talents singing in the Choir and helping with the Children’s Programs. In her spare time she enjoyed travelling, spending time with family, cooking, baking and entertaining.
Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday for visitation from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Friday July 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery where Jean will be laid to rest with Jack. Those wishing to attend the visitation or Funeral Service must register by calling the Blenheim Community Funeral Home at 519-676-9200. Those attending either the visitation or the Funeral Service must wear a face covering.
Friends wishing to remember Jean with a memorial donation are asked to consider Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.