OBITUARY

Mark Vincent Grace

January 28, 1958December 22, 2018

GRACE, Mark Vincent - On December 22, 2018, at the age of 60, Mark Grace of Dartmouth, unexpectedly passed away at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born January 28, 1958, in White Horse, Yukon, he was a son of Pauline (Ingram) and the late Robert Grace. Mark is survived by the love of his life, his wife Micheline Trudeau; his children, whom he loved deeply; Curtis (Kristine Elliot-Grace), and Sarah (Jeremy Loney); his two grandchildren Finn and Wren, who he cherished every moment with. They both wanted their Granddad to know they love him very much. Mark is also survived by his mother Pauline (Ingram) and oldest brother Robert (Serena Innes), along with many nieces and nephews. Mark is predeceased by his younger brother Christopher. Not only were Robert, Mark, and Christopher brothers, they were also the best of friends. Mark attended Prince Andrew High School and spent 30 years working as a Federal Government employee. He recently retired in January 2018 and enjoyed every moment of his retirement. Mark was a true gentleman, an avid reader, and a natural athlete, with a witty sense of humor. Passionate about sports, he enjoyed his time spent playing on a number of local teams including basketball, rugby, and baseball. He also enjoyed tennis and most recently pickleball with friends. His competitive nature shone through whether he was playing sports, family washer toss tournaments, or board games at home. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Paul Aalders and Dr. Josh Bowdridge who were pivotal in caring for Mark and allowing him a few more moments with his wife Micheline. We would also like to thank the staff and those who assisted at the Shearwater Sports Center, the Paramedics that attended to Mark, and the Dartmouth General Emergency Doctors and Nurses. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life in honor of Mark, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Mic Mac Canoe Club. Please join us in celebrating with music, food, drinks, memories and laughter; this is exactly how Mark wanted to be remembered. Those who are unable to attend the party are welcome to visit with the family prior, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Mic Mac Canoe Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Mark may be made to KidSport Nova Scotia to help provide children with the gift of sport. Online condolences may be sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mark Vincent Grace

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Leah Nolasco

January 16, 2019

Micheline and Sarah,
I am so so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I cannot even begin to imagine the heartache you and your family are going through right now. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care of each other...xoxo

Bruce Mason

January 14, 2019

Micheline,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept heart felt sorrow and condolences, from my family to yours. Even as you are grieving, may you draw strength from the love of family and friends to stay strong.

Bruce

Scott MacDonald

January 5, 2019

Micheline, Pauline and Robert, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mark was a great friend when I was still home and during his brief stint in Vancouver. I know he'll be sadly missed by many.

Theresa McGee

January 4, 2019

Sarah,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you
and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene Dougherty

January 4, 2019

It's a shock to hear of Mark's passing. I knew Mark from working at Regional Office with ESDC. He was a great, laid back guy who was always smiling. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Sarah Dorland

January 4, 2019

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mark’s passing and I would like to express my sincere sympathy to his family. Mark was a pleasure to work with. He was a very positive person and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Jim McNeely

January 4, 2019

Micheline, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe Scott

January 4, 2019

My condolences to Mark's family. I knew Mark when we both played rugby for Dartmouth in the late 70s. He was a gentleman with a keen sense of humor and a ready smile. He was a natural athletic and a competetor. It was a privilage to have been on his team. RIP Mark.

Alan Mac Donald

January 4, 2019

Very saddended to bear of Mark's passing and my sincere condolences to his family. Mark was a great friend, team mate and competitor and has left us far to soon...Always met with a smile one of a kind..

Jackie Poirier

January 3, 2019

Micheline and Sarah,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. I hope that wonderful memories of your husband and father will bring you some comfort in the days ahead.
Jackie Poirier