Resident Spotlight – Irene Sparks

Irene Sparks

Connections. It is interesting how we are all connected to each other. You just have to be aware and open to it. Irene Sparks is a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and has been since it began. In 1960 she made a donation towards a stained glass window in her daughter’s name. My father was a stained glass designer and artist until 1974. While preparing for a presentation on his windows, I found his original drawings for a window and took it on our tour to Irene’s church. Looking at the installed window I realized it was the very window designed by my father, and the one Irene sponsored 59 years ago! A great connection was born that day on our tour.
by Michele Willemse