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Valentine, Mark

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.

11 Condolences

  1. You will be greatly missed brother.Wish I had kept in touch after school..RIP

    Posted by:Tom George
    June 24, 2015
  2. The kind of man Mark was is reflected in his beautiful girls and their amazing spirits. I will always be grateful for the time our children were able to spend with Mark. His kindness, patience and love for them touched my heart. It always amazed me that such a big man could be such a softie with my youngest daughter…she actually calls him “my Marky”. Thank you Mark for loving them and helping to shape who they are. You will be deeply missed. Melissa and girls, we have no words. Just know that we love you and are here for you. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Love, The Windovers

    Posted by:Tracy Windover
    June 23, 2015
  3. Mark would always find the good side of a bad situation and made us laugh.
    I have nothing but good memories of him.
    May the family console themselves remembering all the good deeds he made in his short life.

    Posted by:Hubert Aubin (Retired co-worker)
    June 22, 2015
  4. Melissa, Mikayla, Holly, Lindsay, and family.
    Please accept our expression of condolence in this time of loss. We are deeply saddened to hear the news and want you to know that our thoughts are with you, just know that we are here for you, please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

    Posted by:Janna Hunt and Donna MacWilliam
    June 22, 2015
  5. Mark was one of the nicest guys I have ever met, when I had to go to Sudbury to do some work on The Silver City Theatre I stayed there and Mark and Melissa treated me just like family. The times we all spent at the lake were priceless. I have amazing memories from the lake and Scott and Heather’s house. My heart just aches for Melissa and the girls as Mark was a great husband and wonderful father to those beautiful girls. I pray that the wonderful memories of Mark will give them some kind of peace. I love you buddy and you will be truly missed by all.

    Posted by:Bryan Jackson
    June 22, 2015
  6. Our deepest condolences to Melissa and the girls. Mark was genuinely a great guy, always smiling and fun to be around. He will be profoundly missed.

    Posted by:Lise and Roger Bertrand
    June 22, 2015
  7. May God give Melissa and the girls the strength they need to overcome their sadness. There are no words to describe how truly saddened we are for your loss. Take comfort in the memories you made in the time he shared with you. My deepest condolences for your loss.

    Posted by:McCaffrey family
    June 22, 2015
  8. You were one of the best Mark. Anyone who had the pleasure to know you was not the same person afterwards. You lead people, inspired people and more often than not helped people.
    You will be missed Big Square.

    Posted by:Randy Cook
    June 22, 2015
  9. Dear Mark you will be sadly missed!!

    May the road rise to meet your Family.
    May the rain fall softly upon your family’s fields.
    May the Sun shine warm upon your family’s faces.
    And until we meet again my friend,
    May God Hold You In The Hollow of His Hand!!

    All our Love Chris, Nancy, Stephanie and Elizabeth King

    Posted by:Chris & Nancy King
    June 22, 2015
  10. I would like to express my deepest condolences to Marks family. I worked with Mark at Garson Mine and he taught me so much and he was great to be around and has left me with some great memories. RIP Big Square.

    Posted by:Brian Hajdukiewicz
    June 22, 2015
  11. We are saddened by the sudden loss of Mark. Truly him described in the obituary. He will surely be missed at work. I had tears reading and will be greatly missed by many of the raisebore and diamond drill department. May you find happiness and joy knowing that he made an impact and quality of his work and life he lived. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by:stephan lefebvre
    June 20, 2015

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