SPRAGUE, Nola Marguerite

Nola Marguerite Sprague (nee Crosby) was born November 17, 1944, at the Belleville General Hospital, to Harold William Crosby and Gladys Crosby (nee Gilroy). She lived in Coe Hill, Ontario, and attended Coe Hill Public School and North Hastings High School, in Bancroft. Upon their move to Belleville, she attended Ontario Business College from which she graduated, and entered clerical work in the city of Belleville. She was employed with Oliphant Electric, Canadian Pittsburgh Industries, Trudeau Motors and W.T. Hawkins, to name just a few. She continued working in the clerical field for 12 years. On July 6th, 1974, she married Terry Sprague of Big Island, near Demorestville, in Prince Edward County, and continued working in the clerical field for two more years. Upon the birth of their son, Jeffery Harold Sprague in 1976, she became a full time housewife and mother until 1988 when she re-entered the work force, as a Homemaker for All-Care Health Services which she continued to do for approximately 10 years. Continuing with her health care work, she pursued courses with her agency, as well as updating herself at night school to the position of Health Care Aid. She successfully completed her courses at Loyalist College, as well as updating her High School diploma in Picton, in 1989, and obtaining an updated Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Nola Sprague also worked privately for individuals needing health care services, and worked with her husband in his nature tour business and part time janitorial business on weekends and at night. She was known to say that all of her jobs were special to her, and that she loved and had fun with everything she did in life. One of her pastimes was the joy of writing poems and short stories about the value and concepts of her life and, most important, the lives of those people she touched. Her greatest goal was to be constructive in the lives of others. Do your job with joy and a smile, and do it well.