With great sadness, the family of Mark Donaldson announces his passing at his residence in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010.
Mark was born Dec. 24, 1965 along with his brother, Guy, with whom he had the special bond that twins share.
Mark attended Burriss and Cornerbrook public schools, and graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1984. He attended Carleton University in Ottawa in 1985-86.
As a teenager, Mark worked at Ross’s Camp. After returning from university, he worked at various jobs locally.
As a young boy, Mark enjoyed the outdoors and throughout his adult life loved fishing and camping. He loved music, played guitar, and had a wonderful singing voice.
He also had a wonderful sense of humour. Mark’s greatest attribute, however, was his kindness and caring, and this was displayed throughout his entire life by helping others whenever and however he could.
He had a wide circle of friends and kept in touch via e-mail and Facebook. We all enjoyed his amusing observations and postings.
Throughout his adult life, Mark had many struggles but he never gave up and always lived life to the fullest.
Family was so important to Mark and he always enjoyed getting together with family, whether one-on-one or as a large group.
Mark was predeceased by his father, Gale Donaldson, on July 9, 2009; and infant niece, Sarah Mosbeck.
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Donaldson; sister, Emily Mosbeck (Tom); and brothers, Ross (Denise), Lee (Leanne), Jerry (Nancy), Guy (Kelly Spicer), Brian, and RobRoy (Heather Campbell).
He also is survived by his 15 nieces and nephews, and five great-nieces and nephews, each of whom had a special place in Mark’s heart.
He also is remembered by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
The honorary pallbearers will be Mark’s brother-in-law, Tom Mosbeck, and sisters-in-law, Denise Donaldson, Leanne Donaldson, Nancy Donaldson, Kelly Spicer, and Heather Campbell, all of whom Mark loved dearly.
Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at a later date at the Burriss Cemetery.
In Mark’s memory, please contribute to the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 and/or please complete an act of kindness.
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