Born August 26, 1962, in Edmonton Alberta, Mark passed quietly on April 2, 2007 after a solid fight against cancer.
Mark’s family moved to Texada Island BC in 1963, and he grew up in a rural lifestyle of fishing, farming, logging, flying, 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 Squadron Air Cadet (Powell River)