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MARK DAVID ROBERTON
Born: Dec 04, 1956
Date of Passing: Mar 11, 2018Offer Condolences or Memory
MARK DAVID ROBERTON December 4, 1956 - Winnipeg, Manitoba March 11, 2018 - Okotoks, Alberta Mark Roberton gently passed from the loving arms of his family, Linda, Christine and Jason, to the arms of God, in the early hours of Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the age of 61 years. Mark was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer on May 2, 2017. Mark showed incredible fight throughout treatment and was continually encouraged by his amazing supportive friends and family. Mark married his wife Linda, (nee Hardy) on June 21, 1980. They had two children, Scott and Christine. Mark was a devoted, active father who coached soccer, sold Girl Guide cookies and loved to help with science projects. Mark loved family above everything and he cherished every day that he had his family at his side, whether it be family vacations, the Stampeder games or hanging out watching his beloved sports on the television. Mark loved being a "PupPup" to his grandson Tyson, he enjoyed taking him on adventure walks down the beach, exploring garage sales and shooting water guns at each other in the pool. Mark was born in Winnipeg, MB on December 4, 1956. At a very young age he could be seen selling garden seeds and The Star Weekly, up and down his street. He grew up playing football for the E.K. Lions, curling at Rossmere Golf and Curlng Club and spent his summers selling newspapers and water skiing at the family cottage at Twin Beaches. He attended Neil Campbell Elementary School, John Henderson Junior High and Miles Macdonell High School. In 1979, Mark graduated from the University of Winnipeg and began work in the insurance industry at Canadian Indemnity. In 1984, Mark took a job in Thunder Bay, ON. He and his wife then moved to Calgary in 1985, where he became the Auto Manager at Wawanesa Insurance. With his eye set on the evolution of this new thing called risk management, Mark joined Husky Energy and spent 10 years there, learning and growing this industry. Finally retiring on November 30, 2014, after 17 years as Director of Risk Management and Insurance for Nexen Energy, Mark took it easy and moved to London, U.K. with his wife Linda, to pursue his dream of starting up Palm Global with some good friends and colleagues. Mark was active in his industry, teaching in the insurance programs at Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary, holding positions on various boards and committees. Mark was an accomplished presenter and spoke at conferences, training and workshops around the world. Mark was an avid sports lover and collector of anything and most things. He spent many hours painting in his studio at his happy place, his lakehouse in Ponemah, MB. Mark was a lover of traditions; he served noodles on Good Friday and baked glorious treats each Christmas. Mark was a man of strong faith. He served on several committees at our first church in Winnipeg and upon moving to Calgary, we joined Peace Lutheran Church, where Mark held many roles: youth leader, Bible camp teacher, adult Sunday school leader, church elder and chairman on the congregation. Mark's deep and abiding faith in Christ and his devotion as a servant of God, his church and his community, was evident to all. Mark is survived by his loving wife Linda; his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Jason Rachar; grandson Tyson Rachar. Mark will be missed by many, including his two brothers and sister-in-law, Rob and Valerie and James; sisters-in-law, Pat (Tim) and Lori (Dean); brothers-in-law, Jamie (Mona) and Robert (Cheryl); as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a multitude of colleagues and friends around the world. He will be sadly missed by his furry family, Hurley, Louis, Lola, Charlos and Todd. Mark was predeceased by his parents, Mack and Dorin Roberton; his beloved son, Scott Roberton (2017); and Murphy his ever-faithful dog. Please join us in celebrating Mark's incredible life at Peace Lutheran Church, 14640 - 6 St. S.W., Calgary, AB, on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. A wake will be held at the Royal Duke Pub in Okotoks, AB, at 6:00 p.m. to give us an opportunity to hear all of your wonderful stories about Mark. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Mark's name to: William H. McGannon Foundation www.mcgannonfoundation.ca. The family would like to thank Dr. Cynthia Card, the staff at the High River Community Cancer Clinic, home care nurse Nicki and Dr. Subramanian. In living memory of Mark Roberton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575
Publish Date: Mar 15, 2018
MARK DAVID ROBERTON December 4, 1956 - Winnipeg, Manitoba March 11, 2018 - Okotoks, Alberta Mark Roberton, beloved husband of Linda Roberton (nee Hardy) of Okotoks, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 61 years. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Christine and Jason Rachar; and grandson Tyson Rachar. Mark was predeceased by his son Scott in 2017. Memorial services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (14640 - 6th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Full obituary to follow. In living memory of Mark Roberton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.
Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 15, 2018
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Linda, Christine and family - Brian and I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. We were sad to read of Marks untimely passing. Sending you and your family strength to assist in healing during this difficult time. - Posted by: Alanna Berezuk (Friend) on: Mar 17, 2018
When I first saw the short obit, I thought no it couldn’t be or shouldn’t be the Mark I knew, he’s too young (my age)! The long obit confirmed my nagging fears and illustrate on how important yet short our lives can be. I also went to Neil Campbell & Miles Mac and Curled at Rossmere where I met Mark. He was a feisty young man a pretty good Curler, and a leader. My deepest condolences to all who loved and miss him, as this is a tragedy. - Posted by: Robert Duncan (Curling Adversary) on: Mar 15, 2018
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