In November 2015, Mark was diagnosed with Stage IV Oesophageal Cancer. From that moment he did everything he could in an effort to be with his family for as long as possible. He was always a fighter, and his approach to his illness was no different. Forever the optimist, Mark fought this disease with the most admirable strength and positivity. He passed on the morning of July 31st, 2017. Mark is survived by his three children - Jade, Joshua, and Jake - his wife, Maryann, his mother, and his brother. During this difficult time, they thank you for your kind words and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations in support of the children's education are preferred by the family. If you would rather donate directly to a charity, they have also set up a memorial page with St. Baldrick's Foundation to raise money for children's cancer research: https://www.stbaldricks.org/memorial/78
Mark believed in living life to the fullest. He spent what time he could exploring the world, especially with the people he loved. He enjoyed sharing his love for travel and adventure. He was an avid skier, a dedicated martial artist, a lover of food and wine, and so much more. But for Mark, family came above all else. Mark was a devoted father, husband, brother and son. Whether it be at work, out with friends, on the slopes or martial arts class, Mark touched the lives of many with his incredibly generous and kind-hearted spirit. He was well-loved and will be sorely missed.