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ANDERSON, Mark Vincent
With great sadness, we announce Mark's passing on October 16, 2014 at age 51, surrounded by his loving family. Taken too soon, Mark will forever be the cherished husband/soul mate of Catherine Lindquist; treasured son of Roger and Ursula (Drees); and beloved brother of Dirk (Cheryl Corkery) and Erik (Lynn Barwin) Anderson. He'll be fondly remembered by his Lindquist in-laws Evert and MaXine (dec.), Evert (Lesley Watson), Adele (Dan Dalby) and Leah (Charlie Ramin). "Uncle Mark" will be dearly missed by Emma, Sarah and Evert; Matthew and Shontelle; Calvin and Spencer; Kieran, Orin and Calem; Brendan and Corey; and the children of many friends.
Mark's hilarious stories and caring conversations cheered and touched many. A graduate of Carleton University's English Literature program, Mark was an award- winning literary journalist who specialized in business, editorial, geographic, outdoor and nature writing. He contributed to (inter)national publications: Bloomberg, Financial Post, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business Journal and Carp Valley Press, Canadian Business, FP Business, Report on Business, Listed, Profit, MoneySense, Reader's Digest, Made for Men, Canadian Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Explore, Outdoor Canada, Cottage Life and Ontario Nature. His writerly work will be recalled by colleagues and readers alike.
An admired instructor/mentor at Algonquin College's School of Journalism, Mark will long inspire his students, as they inspired him.
The fly-fishing fraternity will reminisce about his (inter)national competitions and medals - especially his convivial camaraderie and clutch catches - culminating in a Lifetime Achievement gold medal bestowed at the 2014 Canadian Fly Fishing Championships.
Favourite pastimes for Mark were fishing Elbow Lake with Cathe; jamming with the Festerin' Fingers; fretting over the Sens, Vikes and German soccer teams; grilling on the Weber; and reading.
Mark, your star burns brighter still: we're wishing you Tight Lines in the great beyond.
A Celebration of Mark's Life will be held at Algonquin College's Observatory lounge, Sunday, October 26, 3 to 6 p.m. (words at 4 p.m.) followed by the fireside chats or pool games he'd love.
To share memories online, join the Facebook group "In loving memory of Mark Anderson (Ottawa journalist)." Donations to Algonquin College Foundation's Mark Anderson Memorial Bursary, via, are appreciated.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Ottawa Citizen from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2014.
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October 16, 2015
My brother Mark
A better friend a man couldnt ask for! We sure had some great times over the 30 plus years!
Not a harsh word was ever said between us.are friendship was a rare thing, not a day goes by that I don't think of you!
I miss you terribly, maybe we will meet again one day! Rip MK
You Rock
Chris Dore
November 17, 2014
Catherine- Angela and I just heard of Mark's passing. We are so deeply saddened and shocked. Our thoughts are with you and your whole family. Much Love. Mark and Angela Saunders
Mark Saunders
November 17, 2014

I am so saddened to hear of Mark's death.
He was a wonderfully talented journalist and I enjoyed our times at the Citizen and at Algonquin College.
He's one of the great guys ... but then I don't need to tell you that.
Mark wrote some of the best editorials ever in the Citizen and his teaching skills were superb.
But most important, Mark was a joy to be with and great help to budding journalists and veteran scribes like myself.
You can't replace someone like Mark.
One of a kind.

Ken Gray
Ken Gray
November 7, 2014
Dear Catherine, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Lori Hewson
October 28, 2014
Our deepest sympathies to Mark's loved and loving family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss, and wish you peace and comfort in your memories, and in each other. The tribe of Anderson boys at the corner on Solva Drive were so much a part of the fabric of my growing up. And Mark had such a special sparkle, that comes through in the photos and stories about him here. What a gift that he enriched so many lives.
Sheryl and extended family
Sheryl (French) Harris
October 27, 2014

Mark was a such a kind person, far too nice to be in the cynical business of journalism. But we who had the pleasure of working with him we so much better for it. A terribly sad loss. My deepest condolences to you and your families.
Darrin Denne
October 27, 2014
Catherine and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. Mark was an amazing man and we were lucky to get to know him through planning Miracles for Mark last fall. Very sad to hear about his passing.

Natasha Jamieson
Natasha Jamieson
October 27, 2014
My condolences to all of Mark's family and friends. We had the good fortune to have shared a few evenings at celebrations in Blackburn over the years with Mark . He was surely a great addition to any gathering as he was every bit as good a listener as he was a story teller. As only a casual friend he left a lasting memory! I am sure he will be missed by many who have enjoyed his inviting company.
Paul McDonald
October 26, 2014
I am so sorry to learn of Mark's passing.
My prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Ian Lee
Ian Lee
October 26, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Catherine and the entire Anderson family.
Charles Cusson
October 24, 2014
I worked with Mark at the Citizen, and a finer writer and more congenial colleague you could never hope to meet. Gone much too soon! My sympathy to his friends and family.
Wendy Warburton
October 24, 2014
Catherine, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending love and condolences.
Annie Hillis
October 24, 2014
George and I have fond memories of our night out with my cousin Mark and his wife Catherine during our visit to Ottawa. We are saddened to hear of his passing and are thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Sara Berg Molstad
October 24, 2014
Want a snowball fight Cathe ?
October 24, 2014
Algonquin College's journalism program is diminished without Mark's devotion to the published story, his wit, his joy of living and the breadth of his knowledge of current events. I will miss trading fishing stories, his sense of humour and his unforgettable friendship.
Joe Banks
October 23, 2014
My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Mark's family and loved-ones - from one of his current students. Mark has made what will be a lasting impression on me during the brief time I had the privilege of being a student of his. His wealth of knowledge, hilarious side-bars and insider approach to sharing his profession with students will be deeply missed. I sincerely wish I could have gotten to know him better. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Patrick Jodoin
October 23, 2014
Dirk and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother and good friend
Laurie and Dan Sokolowski
October 23, 2014
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Mark was a great patient at our dental office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Dr. John Izzard & staff
October 22, 2014
Dirk and family,

Sorry to hear of your brother's passing. May your memories live on in your heart for years to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bonnie Orchard
October 22, 2014
so sorry to hear of this loss from inMotion Production Group
Karen Keskinen
October 22, 2014
"A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work." ~Author Unknown will be missed.
Laura Bombier
October 22, 2014
Mark at the 2006 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in North Wales, U.K.
Todd Oishi
October 22, 2014
Mark at the 2006 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in North Wales
I had the pleasure of fishing as team mates with Mark and going head-to-head with him at our nationals. He was a highly-skilled angler; always a gentleman; and willing to encourage others both on and off the water.

My fondest memory is that of the time that I spent with Mark when he and I fished as team mates at the 2006 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship in Wales. We shared a few laughs, drinks, delicious meals, and good times while we fished and explored the waters and villages of the Welsh countryside.

He was a great angler, talented writer and story teller, and a very kind soul. I'll miss his sense of humour and wit, and will treasure the memories of our time spent together casting flies to rising trout and grayling, while swapping stories (and sometimes lies) about our fishing adventures and conquests on our home-waters and abroad.

Rest in peace my friend...
Todd Oishi
October 22, 2014
Cathe, our deepest condolences to you and entire family. We will treasure the times spent. Always fun. Always laughter. He will be greatly missed. Take care.
Jerry and Jantine
October 22, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cathe as we remember Mark; his quiet enthusiasm for life, and his impish little-boy smile. Angie & Brian
October 22, 2014
Mark, you were a great friend are are terribly missed. We will celebrate your life in proper style that would have made you proud.
Peter Simpson
October 22, 2014
Cathy and family, so sorry for your loss. Earth has lost a very kind, friendly and happy man and Heaven has gained. Take Care, Sue Muldoon (Murray Lake)
Sue Muldoon
October 22, 2014
Muckum, I'll miss you buddy. My deepest sympathies Cathe. All the best Dale
Dale Conrod
October 22, 2014
My heartfelt condolences go to the Anderson and Lindquist families. I am truly grateful to have known Mark. I have many cherished memories of our younger days, our friendship, and many hilarious Anderson antics I was witness to. I will always smile when I think of MK.
Allyson Barr
October 22, 2014
So sorry to hear of Mark's passing dearest Catherine. Dennis and I are with you in this difficult time. Much love, Suzanne.
October 22, 2014
A great spirit full of fun
October 22, 2014
Happier times Jan 31, 2009
Brian Burge
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