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Mark Daniel Wilson February 1st, 1981 July 6th, 2009 It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we announce the untimely death of Mark Daniel Wilson on Monday, July 6th, 2009. He was born to Janet and Dan Wilson on February 1st, 1981 in Brandon, Manitoba. Mark attended the University of Saskatchewan and convocated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Civil Engineering, in May of 2005 and registered as a Professional Engineer on December 30th, 2008. Mark felt at home in his position as a Transportation Engineer and greatly enjoyed his work. He was currently the President of the Saskatoon District Soccer Referee Association but remained an integral part of the Soccer Community both as a player and a referee. Mark was a kind, gentle, loving, caring, and genuine man who always put family first and tried to include them in everything. He had an amazing smile, warm eyes, a heartfelt laugh and a way that made everyone feel special. Mark, you have blessed our lives in countless ways and our memories with you will be treasured forever. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jodi; mother, Janet Wilson; sister, Cara Wilson; brother, J.R. Dingwall; grandmothers, Joyce Wilson and Gwen Dingwall; parents-in-law, Joanne and Harry Huys; brother-in-law, Adam Huys (Jennifer Zaba); grandfather-in-law, Irving Cooper; step-father, Kenneth Holmes; stepgrandparents, Dr. Ian and Betty Holmes; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends including Don Georgison and Jordan (Chanda) Van de Vorst. Mark was predeceased by his father, Dr. Daniel E. Wilson, and grandfathers, Rev. N. Stewart Dingwall, and J. Ernest Wilson. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace-Westminster United Church (505 10th St E.) officiated by Rev. Daryl Woods. A private family interment will follow the service. In memory of Mark the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (279 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8) or the Parkinson Disease Foundation of Saskatchewan (103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8). E-mail condolences may be addressed to david.schurr@sci-us.com. Arrangements are entrusted to David Schurr of ACADIAMcKAGUE'S FUNERAL CENTRE 955-1600.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Jul. 9 to Jul. 13, 2009.
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July 30, 2009
We were so shocked when Shelden told us about Mark's passing. He and Jodi both shared in some great high school memories with our daughter and we all mourn the passing of one who left this life too soon. May you be blessed with the strength and beautiful memories to endure this tragic part of your lives.
Chris & Blair Thompson
July 23, 2009
Dear Janet and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your son Mark. I'm just sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I'm sure if you raised him he would be a kind loving person just as I remember you being. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you cope with your loss.
Debra Woelk (Moore)
Debra Woelk
July 22, 2009
Dear Mark's family,

I was Mark's teacher in Grade 7 and 8 at Brownell School in Saskatoon. Jodi, his wife was also in my class. What a precious couple even then. I remember Mark as a good hearted person who had a wonderful gentleness and compassion towards others. His warm smile and joyous disposition made a memorable impression on me. I followed his, Jodi's and Mark's sister Cara (whom I also taught) progress through the years via their step dad and my colleague Ken Holmes.

I am in Washington DC right now visiting my daughter. I wish that I could have attended his funeral service and conveyed personally to each one of you my deep sadness over his death but also what an honor it is to have known such a wonderful man.

You are all in my prayers.

With love and deepest sympathies
May Cummings
May Cummings
July 21, 2009
Mark's death was a sudden shock to many. It has been felt across the globe by family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. My greatest sympathies go out to all who have suffered this loss. Mark exuded great respect in his work as a referee, and made himself a role model in the community. His silent confidence, gentle nature, and comforting smile made him very easy to love and respect. He is missed, even by those who didn't get the privilege of knowing him well. I say this with a heavy heart, but wish all the very best to Mark's family and friends. You knew a very good man, hold him close in your memory.
Amanda Proznik
July 21, 2009
I overlapped with Mark for only a short while at the UofS, but i've never forgotten him as a kind, down-to-earth, respectful and amiable guy. Reading this guest book, there is no doubt that he ha left a tremendous mark on his closest friends and family, but i am evidence that his great attitude has also benefitted the many who have only briefly crossed paths with Mark. I'm glad to have known him and send my sympathies to his family and closest friends.
Chad Hamre
July 19, 2009
Dear Janet and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences at your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Rita McLeod
July 19, 2009
Janet,
Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family as together you struggle to find a way through your profound loss.
The Saskatoon Children's Choir
Phoebe Voigts
July 15, 2009
Jodi,

Please know that the Ringette community is thinking about you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Brenda King on behalf of the Saskatoon Ringette Association
Brenda King
July 15, 2009
I am saddened by Mark's death, and wish to express my condolences to Mark's family and friends. May God grant you strength at this time of sorrow.
Alastair Hesketh - Jones
July 15, 2009
Jodi, Harry, Joanne, Adam :
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Anne Jacquin(nee Workman)
Anne Jacquin
July 14, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. A few of the soccer referees in Edmonton came into contact with Mark in recent years, and he was a very talented young man, who will be dearly missed.
Edmonton Soccer Referees Association
July 14, 2009
Jodi and family.We are so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss.
Deepest sympathy to all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ken and Elva Skiftun
Saskatoon
July 14, 2009
May the good Lord grant rest to the gentle soul of Mike and may God grant you his family, inner consolation, peace and fortitude to bear this great loss at such difficult time.
Rosaria Obazee
July 14, 2009
Dear Janet --

We were shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the untimely loss of your son Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at what must be a very sad and difficult time.

John Botari and Carolyn Kroeger
John and Carolyn Botari-Kroeger
July 14, 2009
Our prayers are with you all. Mark was a man whose soul shone with kindness when ever he smiled. His gentle spirit was ever so evident. Keep those cherished memories close to your heart. Know he is with our Lord and at peace knowing you all will be together again. Peace be with you all.
Sincerely, Verna & Les
Verna & Les Lazaruk
July 14, 2009
Dear Janet and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mark. Our prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.
Sincerely, Casey and Brent Longstaff
Casey and Brent Longstaff
July 13, 2009
I did not know your son but know the extreme pain you are going through. We lost our son who was the same age in June. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Sharon MacDonald
July 13, 2009
Jodi and Family... we are so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. It is so sad to hear of the senseless tragedy that took the life of such a vibrant young man. Mark was well respected and cherished by all who knew him, his family, his friends, his colleagues and the soccer community. Mark gave all his energy to all aspects of his life. He was committed to his family, his work and was striving to make soccer better in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan by his volunteer work, being a player and a referee. We will miss Mark as a truly fine, humble, honorable, caring and devout human being. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and we hope all of Mark's cherished memories will comfort you.
Danny Pasulyko
July 13, 2009
Dear Janet,
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Ron Knoll
July 13, 2009
With Deepest Sympathy to the Wilson and Dingwall families for the loss of your cherished loved one, Mark. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Neil, Hilde, Eric and Henry Richardson
Neil Richardson
July 13, 2009
I fondly remember Mark for his upstanding character on and off the pitch. He was humble, respectful, thoughtful, and often seemed mature beyond his years. Mark was willing to contribute without reservation for the team and in difficult game situations he often discovered something positive to share with friends.
Mark had a good and kind soul and I can visualize him waving 'across the pitch' and smiling up into the bleachers the very last time I saw him referee. It is difficult not to smile to his memory.
Sincere condolences from our family to Mark’s family and to his many friends.
Rob & Leslie Worth & family
Rob Worth
July 13, 2009
Dear Janet,

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your son. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and I pray that your memories will warm your hearts and that God will send you peace.
Anne Cooke
July 12, 2009
Jodi,Joanne,Harry,Adam & Irving
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Bernie & Rita Broshko
North Bsttleford, SK
July 12, 2009
Dear Janet and Cara,
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your son and brother. Our prayers are with you during this sad time.
Bruno & Pam Klassen
July 12, 2009
Janet and Family,
I had emailed you in care of the funeral home but not sure whether you'll get it. I just wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you on the death of your son. I can't imagine the heartbreak you and your family are going through. Though we only got to know each other a bit during our "Fiddler" experience I wanted you to know that I am praying that God would give you strength and peace during this trying time.
Glenn Stephenson
July 12, 2009
My deepest condolences to Mark's family on the tragic passing of Mark.
Roman Todos
July 12, 2009
To Jodi,
My prayers and support are with you during this very tragic time and always. I pray that the Lord will give you strength to get through this and things to come.
Love you!!
Cosette Neufeld
July 12, 2009
Dear Janet and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all on Marks passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Bev.& Norman Ink
Airdrie Alberta
Bev. Ink
July 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am deeply saddened by Mark's passing and I pray you will soon find peace. I worked with Mark and enjoyed the time I got to know him.
K Lawlor
July 11, 2009
Jodi, Joanne, Harry, Adam and Irving

We were so sorry to hear of your very tragic loss. Please know that you are very much in out thoughts and prayers. May your many friends and good memories help to console you.
Murray and Inez Anderson
July 11, 2009
Janet, I was so very sorry to hear the news of Mark's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane Janes
July 11, 2009
We wish to express our condolences to you Janet and all the family and everyone who knew him . He will be missed very much.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.
Dick & Joyce
Dick & Joyce McBride
July 11, 2009
Janet:
Words cannot express how sad I feel for you with the loss of your son. We know death is part of the life cycle, however, coming at such a young age seems so unfair.. having recently experienced our own loss with our grandson, I truly sympathize with the ache in your heart.
May the support, prayers, and encouragement from family and friends help ease your pain.

Alice Stacey
2nd soprano section
Saskatoon Choral Society.
July 11, 2009
Janet, Cara, Jonathon and Jodi.
My heart is yours. My mother passed along the announcement and I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My love to you all.
Tracey McDuffie
July 11, 2009
To Janet and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Susan Pattison
July 11, 2009
Dear Janet,
We were so sad to hear, through the University Chorus, of the tragic loss of your young son. Many summers ago, we lost my teenage brother in an accident, so we understand the terrible pain and grief you and your family must be going through. We pray that you will find peace and comfort as you hold each other close. You are in our thoughts and prayers today.
Diane & Rachel Peters
July 10, 2009
To Janet and Family,

Sorry for the loss of your son Mark.
He was a great person and will be missed. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. Take care always.

From your Cousin and Family
Tammy Graham
July 10, 2009
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Mark was an amazing person and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. You are in the thoughts and prayers of myself and my family.
Shelden Thompson
July 10, 2009
Dear Janet and family,
I was so saddened by the news of your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.
Kelly & Jen Harder
July 10, 2009
Dear Janet,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mark will be greatly missed.
Errin Horsman
July 9, 2009
Dear Janet and family,

I was very surprised and saddened when I heard news of your loss today. I am so sorry for you all and I pray that you will find peace and comfort in the coming days and months. Please accept my condolences and be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gerald Langner
July 9, 2009
My deepest condolences to the family. Mark and I took the referees course together years ago. I will miss him dearly. His laughter, his smile and most of all his encouragement and love of the game. May you be at peace Mark, I'll miss you.....
Lynn Blair
July 9, 2009
To Janet and family,
I just heard of your immense loss through the University Chorus. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. I can't tell you how shocked I was and how heartsick I am for all of you. I pray for God's love to surround, comfort and enfold you as I send those prayers and my thoughts of condolances to each of you in the family.
Elin Sletmoen
July 9, 2009
Our deepest condolences to Mark's family on the tragic passing of Mark--our grandnephew.He was a fine young man.We are holding Mark's entire family close to our hearts as we mourn with you.May God bless and comfort each of you.Our loving sympathy.
Bill & Helen Millar
July 9, 2009
I am sorry to hear of your loss - it definately came as a shock to hear the news.

I knew Mark through highschool and soccer; it was always a treat to play on the same team as Mark, also when Mark refereed any of my adult games. I can even recall, one of my fondest highschool soccer memories was riding to a game with Mark.. We used a German dictionary to make up some "new" and "creative" terms. Good times.

He was a good guy and he will be missed.
Devon Deslauriers
July 9, 2009
We extend our deepest sympathies to Mark's family. We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Mark was one of the finest young men we have ever known. His honesty and sincerity made him truly special.
Randy & Pat Gillies
July 9, 2009
Our condolences to the Wilson and Dingwall Families. A fine husband, son, brother and grandson will be missed deeply.
The Konecsni Family
Marjorie Konecsni
July 9, 2009
To Janet, Gwen, Cara and all your family
We've heard through the Men's Chorus of your great loss and send you our sympathy and love as you remember and honour Mark's life. Our hearts go out to you.
Carol and Frederick in PEI
July 9, 2009
To Janet and Family,

My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray that you find some comfort in the memories you have and the celebration of a beautiful life.
Amanda Stephenson
July 9, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies to the Wilson family. Mark is a valued member of our Tauro FC soccer club and a great guy to know and play with. He always played with such passion and loved the game. He will be greatly missed by our entire team.
Sheldon Mathies
Tauro FC
Sheldon Mathies
July 9, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Jean Brost
July 9, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Wilson family in such a tragic loss. He was a great individual and the world will be always be a lesser place with him gone.
Gord Quinlan
Gord Quinlan
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