March 15, 2024


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I write to share with you the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Audrey Sparkes, mother to Debra Sparkes-Mercer, Regional Council Executive Member and mother-in-law to Rev. Bill Mercer, Ministry Personnel. Mrs. Sparkes passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Moore’s Funeral Home in Bay Roberts. The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 pm from Central United Church, Bay Roberts.

As a church family, we ask that you keep Debra, Bill and their family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.



Rev. Heather Sandford, Regional Minister
First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council