Mark Richard (Sparky) Sanders passed away on December 19, 2013 with his wife and children by his side.  Mark was born May 26, 1962 to John and Georgianne Sanders in Penticton, BC. Mark was raised in Keremeos, BC, spending most of his adult life in Kelowna, BC.  He was the superintendent for R & L Excavating,

and with over thirty years of experience in the heavy construction industry, he was awarded his Gold Seal Certification for excellence in Construction Management.  Sparky loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and music were his greatest passions.  He is survived by his wife Irene (nee Meekes), son Jesse, daughter Jaime, parents John and Georgianne Sanders, brothers George, Stephen, and Robert, and sister Liza Needham (nee Sanders).  Mark will be dearly remembered by his large family

and many friends.  To honour Sparky’s great love of the outdoors, a Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2014, public notification to follow.  In Lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to the BC Wildlife Federation, 101 – 9706 188th Street, Surrey, BC V4N 3M2, or a charity of your choice.  The family wishes to thank the

staff of Kelowna General Hospital and the outpour of support from family, friends and the community.


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