It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mark Joseph Valentine at the age of 50 years on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband and best friend of Melissa Stevens. Devoted father to his girls, Mikayla and his twins Holly and Lindsay. He was one of the most kind and caring people who loved his wife and children more than anything in the world. He taught his girls how to ride their bikes, snowmobile, swim, and so much more. Dear son of Peter (predeceased) and Margaret (Moore) Valentine of Norland, ON. Cherished brother of Scott (Heather – predeceased), Lorie (Tom) Reddering. Loving uncle of Dan, Jack, Conar, Nicole, Hanna and Rachael. Mark could fix anything, build anything and do it better than anyone. He spent 25+ years working for INCO/VALE as a Millwright. Anyone who worked with Mark loved him just like his family and friends. He was the first one to jump in and help anyone who was in need, whether it was visiting a neighbour in the hospital, cutting someone’s grass, loaning someone money (even if he barely had enough himself), taking a van-load of kids to dance, skating, soccer, or anywhere else they needed to go. He loved snowmobiling with his friends and his daughters. He also loved to spend time in Haliburton at his Mom’s house on the lake, swimming and driving the boat for the girls to ski and tube. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and the world is a little darker without him here. Even in death, the donation of many of his organs has saved lives and will continue to help sick children and people in a variety of places. In keeping with Mark’s wishes, there will no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in his name to the Cardiovascular Thoracic ICU Centre at Health Sciences North.