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Born: Jun 13, 1948

Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2020

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June 13, 1948 - December 28, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Dr. Mark Swendrowski on December 28, 2020, at the age of 72.
Predeceased by his parents, Tadeusz and Alicja Swendrowski; Mark leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Judith (Munro) of 49 years; daughter Erica and her children, Owen and Maddie; daughter Alison (Todd Griffiths) and their children, Ava, Tait, Eliza and Will of Melbourne Australia; son Thomas; siblings, Barbara Lindenbach and Danuta Walsh from Calgary and their families. Mark will also be lovingly remembered by Judith's siblings and their families, his many friends and co-workers.
Mark was born in Penley Hall, Wales. In 1956, he and his family immigrated to Canada, making Regina their home. Mark went to high school at Campion College. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975, and five years later returned to study veterinary pathology. In 1982 Mark moved with his family to Winnipeg to start his job with Manitoba Veterinary Services. He formally retired in 2014 and had a brief stint at Lee Valley. Mark returned to practice as a pathologist with the Provincial Government in 2018.
Mark was happiest spending time with family and friends, teasing and joking around, taking photographs and working on projects at home and at the cabin. He was a great coach, avid snooker player and a relentless tinkerer with an inspiring intellect. He will be greatly missed.
A private family service will be held. Cremation will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam to a charity of one's choice.
More memories of Mark's life and a book of condolences can be found at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My heartfelt condolences for your loss. I truly enjoyed working with Mark and later scheduling Mark to come back and teach sharpening in my seminar program I looked after at Lee Valley. It was a lot of fun. - Posted by: Paul Collard (Coworker at Lee Valley Tools) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • Great man that always had a positive comment. Had the privilege of coaching several sports with Mark and every child in his eyes had greatness. Mark played hockey for many years in the SOHL and we always kidded him “so what road kill are we having for diner today” open a beer then laugh. Great Man and will be missed by all who knew him . Rest In Peace my friend See you at the face off circle on the other side - Posted by: Daryl Rondeau (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mark. Happy go lucky guy and always full of knowledge . He had a great sense of humor. We will always remember as part of our hockey family. He was a great hockey dad. Our thoughts are with you Judy. Amazing man now an angel in heaven The Flockton families - Posted by: Bev and Brian Flockton (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2021

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