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We are heart-broken to announce the passing of Mark Jensen, age 60, on February 1st, 2021 peacefully at home. Mark was the loving husband to Sue (nee Clouse), and a devoted and proud Dad to Eric and Brent. Predeceased by his father Kaj, he will be deeply missed by his mother Peggy, and sister Caroline (Shawn). Lovingly remembered by in-laws, nieces, nephews and family "across the pond". Mark pursued his desires with passion and energy, which rewarded him with many full and interesting adventures and accomplishments. As a rock climber, he learned the ropes locally at Rattlesnake, and then ventured on to peaks in Yosemite and Wales. After excelling on the luge track at Centennial Park in Etobicoke, Mark earned a position on the Canadian luge team, competing overseas and finishing with the 1980 winter Olympics. Always an airplane enthusiast, Mark reached his goal of earning his pilot's licence, and being able to solo. Years on, he swapped the flying for a sailboat and spent the last 8 years cruising Lake Ontario with family and friends in his treasured Catalina 34. He so enjoyed his time at EYC, whether exchanging stories with seasoned sailors, or putting his woodworking skills to use to maintain the docks. Mark's love of the outdoors and high energy will leave lasting memories with family and so many dear friends who joined him hiking, cycling, skiing, sailing, canoeing and camping. As a Professional Geoscientist, Mark approached his career with integrity and was known for his breadth of knowledge, leadership, and ability to foster collaboration with local peers and colleagues around the globe. After retiring, he was known to eagerly impart his earth science knowledge on any willing listener. Sincere thanks to the many healthcare professionals who supported Mark over the past two and a half years, including Dr. M. Shahideh, Dr. Warren Mason, Maureen Daniels and colleagues at PMH, Dr. Francois Jacques and nurses at Clinique Neuro-Outaouais in Gatineau and the Halton LHIN palliative team. A private family funeral service will take place. A celebration of Mark's life will be planned when Covid restrictions are lifted. If desired, memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or the Bruce Trail Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jonesfuneralhome.co

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Published in Torstar on Feb. 3, 2021.
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February 8, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mark was an incredibly gifted and dedicated sledder. As I recall, his favourite track, Konigssee, was also the most challenging and, in keeping with his character, where he truly excelled.
1980 Olympic Luge Teammate
Bruce Smith
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February 7, 2021
Deepest condolences to Mark's family. Although we did not keep in touch through time, I remember him as a fine and talented athlete.

1980 Olympic Luge Teammate
Dsnielle Nadeau McMillan
Friend
February 6, 2021
A fellow, true Canadian who made a lot of us proud.
Donna Baker
February 6, 2021
“I thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Michael has fond memories of Mark and their luging days.
Our deepest condolences.
Elaine Nadeau and Michael Rump
Elaine Nadeau
Friend
February 3, 2021
Sue, I was really sad to hear this sad news. Even though we did a poor job of keeping in touch, I always really appreciated Mark. I will miss his mischievous grin and the glint in his eye whenever I saw him.
Ian Mitchell
Friend
February 3, 2021
Incredibly deflating to hear the sad news. Mark lived his life with unmatched enthusiasm and working with him was incredibly rewarding and a privilege. I'd like Sue and the boys to know how respected and appreciated Mark is among his peers. He will be remembered for his strength, integrity and dedication.
Tom Al
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