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Mark died peacefully with his wife and children by his side on October 3rd, 2017, at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.

He was born on March 24, 1960, in Toronto, Ontario.  Mark was predeceased by his mother, Lyle (Shegog) in 1974 and father, Alan in 1999.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laura (Yeoman), his children Em and Winston, and his sister, Alex.  He will be missed by many other relatives, friends, co-workers, and the family dog, Nemeeco (and his bees).

Mark and Laura moved to BC in 1989 and started their family in Victoria.  He was an avid outdoorsman and passed his love for nature on to this children, leaving many happy memories of camping, hiking, skiing, sailing, surfing, fishing and a general appreciation of Mother Nature.

A casual Memorial Service, followed by a reception, will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm.

Special thanks for the care and compassion provided to Mark by the many doctors and nurses in the CVU and ICU at RJH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  the Heart & Stroke Foundation #106 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 4C9
(250) 410-8091
http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3644349/

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

 

 

  • Bruce Wiebe
    October 19, 2017

    Hi Laura

    I wanted to personally offer my condolence to you and your children. I have prayed peace for you and your family to help get through this very difficult time. I still remember vividly Mark and I having coffee together at a small bakery in Victoria right around the time we were rolling over the Hartley book to Co-op and we had a wonderful visit. Please reach out to me anytime, I will always take the time for a visit.

  • Trevor Miranda
    October 17, 2017

    Dear Laura and family. We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s sudden passing. He was such a great person and we will miss him. Wishing you strength and love.
    Trevor Miranda (and our family and team at Cowichan Eyecare)

  • Eileen, Chad, Lorri, Joe, Kirsten,Holly, Kerri, Katherine, Holly, Maegen
    October 16, 2017

    Our deepest condolences to you Laura upon the passing of Mark. Please know we are thinking of you Laura, and your two children, Emily and Winston during this most difficult time. We are sadness by the loss of your loved one.

  • John/Pam King
    October 15, 2017

    Laura, thinking of you at this time. John/Pam King

  • Larry Owens
    October 14, 2017

    Laura,
    So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you, Emily and Winston. I particularly remember how much Mark enjoyed hosting the Hartley gang at your home in Shawnigan Lake. He cooked a mean BBQ salmon! Life is not always fair but we must remember the good times. Best wishes for consolation in this difficult time.
    Larry

  • Cheryle Findlay
    October 12, 2017

    My sincere condolences Laura and family.
    Memories will live forever in your heart.
    – Cheryle Findlay

  • Doug Lyons
    October 12, 2017

    Laura and Family,

    I was truly shocked and saddened by the news of your loss. I too, like others who have posted above, was a friend from high school days. Many of my memories of good times were spent with Mark. We ski raced together at Mansfield and would spend weekends at his family farm in Creemore. His spirit will burn bright in my memory.

  • JOHN DEELMAN
    October 12, 2017

    Laura:

    Lisa informed me of your untimely and unfair loss. While I never got the chance to know Mark as well as I would have wished our paths did cross and I remember well an enjoyable afternoon visit with Mark at your home a few years back.
    My sympathy to you and your family.

  • Lorri Farquharson Petrie
    October 12, 2017

    Laura & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Life sometimes is not fair, and this is one of those times for sure. I hope that those memories of your times together with Mark provide you comfort during this trying times.
    Sincerely,
    Lorri

  • Rick Frost
    October 11, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Mark’s family from an old friend who grew up in Orchard Heights with Mark. Many fond memories of skiing at Mansfield with Mark and the rest of the Graydonites.

  • David Frost
    October 11, 2017

    Laura, my deepest sympathies to you, Emily and Winston. I lived around the corner from Mark in Orchard Heights and we spent many great times together at parties and on the ski slopes of Mansfield during our years at Gordon Graydon High School. I last saw Mark in 1999 after his dad passed. I was very saddened to hear of Mark’s passing via Facebook Messenger from Scott Perkin. I wish your family all the best in this very difficult time. Dave Frost.

  • Scott Perkin
    October 11, 2017

    Laura, my deepest sympathies to you, Emily and Winston. I was a childhood friend of Mark’s (from elementary school on up) and we spent many great times together on the ski slopes of Mansfield and Caledon. In more recent years, Mark and I had a few brief visits, when I was in Victoria on business or travel, catching up on family matters and sharing memories of old times together. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing (from Ken Head) and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the children and sister Alex at this difficult time. I pray that Bird Man (one of Mark’s nicknames as we were growing up) has been reunited with his Mom (whom he lost much too young) and his dad.

    Scott Perkin

  • The BC & MetroVan District Teams
    October 11, 2017

    Laura,

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

  • Joe Casciano
    October 11, 2017

    Laura,

    My family’s deepest sympathies to you and your children on your loss. May you find some comfort in your memories of happier times together.

    Joe Casciano

  • Lucia Caracoglia
    October 10, 2017

    Laura,

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you, Em, Winston and Alex. Thinking of you.

    Lucia

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