Mark Edward Dailey

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MARK EDWARD DAILEY After a courageous and tremendous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Edward Dailey. He peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2010 surrounded by his family. Mark was the devoted husband of Kim (Gould) and proud father of Nicole (Murray) Grove and son-in-law Matthew Grove. He was born August 1, 1953 in Youngstown, Ohio the cherished son of John and Rose-Marie (Genetta) Dailey. Sisters, Kathleen (Dan) Gacsal of Toledo, Ohio; Colleen (Tom) of Hubbard, Ohio; son-in-law of John and Doreen Gould; sister-in-law, Kelly Clark, many nieces and nephews to whom he dearly loved. Mark graduated from Ursuline High School and attended the law enforcement program at Youngstown State University. At 16 years old he began pursuing his passion in radio and television broadcasting at WNIO and WYTV respectively. Mark had a parallel career in law enforcement, then moved to Windsor, Ontario and worked at CKLW as anchor and crime reporter. Mark was a radio reporter/anchor at CHUM Radio, founding news director at Q-107 radio and served as assignment editor, producer, crime reporter and eventually late night news anchor at CITY TV in Toronto. He's known as 'The Voice' of Toronto. He was one of the founding members of the Toronto Crime Stoppers program. He has lectured extensively on police and justice issues and media relations at the Canadian Police College, Ontario Police College, Ontario and Canadian Chiefs of Police, Ontario Fire Chiefs and with former US Secret Service media officer Jack Warner to numerous other law enforcement officials North America wide. Mark has won numerous awards for his work including Man of the Year 2009, the City of Toronto volunteer service award and a Public Vote of Thanks from the governor General of Canada for community service. He is also very respected for his involvement with numerous charities. Most recently Mark and his colleagues at City TV were just received a Gemini Award for Breaking News Coverage. Mark has chronicled his own personal battle with prostate cancer on television and encouraged many to be pro-active on men's health issues. He is on the board of directors of Prostate Cancer Canada. He thoroughly enjoyed golf, driving semi-trucks, CASCAR racing, baseball, music and travelling. To all who have had the honour to meet him, Mark's a true gentleman and a genuinely kind and compassionate man. Many know him as the most faithful friend, willing to give his time, talent and an encouraging word. His quick wit and humour was loved by all. He has always put others before himself and loved the GTA. Calling hours will be at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton), Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, December 8th and Thursday, December 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. (at Heath St.), on Saturday, December 11th at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Holmes and the Rev. David O. Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada, 145 Front Street East, Suite 306 Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E3 Canada, would be appreciated by the family.

Published in the Toronto Star from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2010