Born August 26, 1962, in Edmonton
Alberta, Mark passed
quietly on April 2, 2007 after a
solid fi ght against cancer.
Mark’s family moved to
Texada Island BC in 1963, and
he grew up in a rural lifestyle
of fi shing, farming, logging, fl ying,
sports, things he loved to
the very end. Marks travels took him to the Okanagan, the Cariboo,
and on to Northern BC, where he found his true love – 18
Wheels. Open highways, mountain roads, and a “Place Where
Everybody Knows Your Name”.
From Fort St James to Dallas Texas, along many hundreds of
miles of blacktop and backroads, no load too challenging, Mark
was never happier than his years as a “Diesel Tramp”.
Mark spent his past two years in Powell River BC with his
dearest Mother Peggy Schima, also leaves behind his sister Colleen
of Powell River and brother David of North Vancouver.
No service by his request, donations in his memory may be
made to 22 Red Knight Sqaudron Air Cadet (Powell River).