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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Mark Bradley Ehler

25 July , 19598 May , 2019
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Ehler, Mark July 25, 1959 - May 8, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mark Bradley Ehler while vacationing in Valinhos, Brazil. Born in Halifax, NS, Mark drove for Casino taxi for many years. He also worked at the Halifax Waterfront and became a member of Local 269 for the Longshoreman's Association, where he was a crane operator for the past 12 years.

Mark was loving and loyal, compassionate, big hearted guy, driven in life by his passions and dreams.His dreams created his path in life.His personality was bigger than life, always had a big smile, hearty laugh and a hug for anyone. His commitment and love for his family never wavered.He always had a passion for flying his paramotor, riding his motorcycle, boating and spending time by the ocean. Mark woke up to every day as a new day.

"Mark was very grateful for his 14 years of sobriety and held much respect for Bill W. and his extended family members. During the days of his sobriety, Mark built a strong faith and invested many hours, day and night, time and time again enjoying conversations and coffees at Mark's favorite meeting place, Tim Hortons. If you wanted to hear a story, Mark had no problem providing one, but you darn well had better had the time, it was always a lengthy one. Mark loved to lend a hand in helping others and always referred to his extended family members as his brothers and sisters.His laughter resonates through us all. We sure do love you, our "Big Teddy Bear". -brother Tom.

Mark is survived by his father, Lowell Ehler, Quispamsis, NB, sister, Kimberlea Greene (Brian Hamilton), Quispamsis, NB, partner in life, Flavia Ortega Do Prado, (Valinhos, Brazil). Mark was very devoted to his nephews, Ryley Greene, daughter Zaylee,(Edmonton), Daniel Greene, (Edmonton), Brandon Greene (Amanda), son Lucas and daughter Andi, (Rothesay, NB), Uncle George (Roberta), Lake Charlotte NS, Uncle Percy, Vancourver, BC, Aunt Sarah (Bob Urquhart), Edmonton, AB,. Mark was predeceased by his mother Louisa Ehler, and special Aunt and Uncle, Jenny and Steve Whynott.

Mark had a special place in his heart for his childhood sweetheart, Cindy Pitman (Halifax, NS) and also his cousin Nora Pitcher, (Louisbourg, NS). Also survived by several cousins. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 10:00am, at J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax, NS. Reception to follow. The family will be holding a private burial following the reception. Inspirational Quote: "The best things in life are free: hugs, smiles, friends, kisses, family, sleep, love, laughter and good memories!"

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 1 June , 2019
  • Reception Saturday, 1 June , 2019

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Darrelyn Hubley

2 June 2019

Lake Charlotte. Cottage life. Boating, swimming, snorkelling the cove for golf balls, fishing. We were privileged to have grown up in a wonderful cottage community. Rest easy Mark ❤️

Dewbvorh Fullerton

1 June 2019

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I have all good memories of Mark, if we ran into each other in Halifax, going out for beers, but so many great times at the cottage, boating ,water skiing, swimming, visiting Vera and George. you're too young to go! God bless.

Bev Sponagle

29 May 2019

There are many fond memories that were shared with Mark and Kim over the past 40 years. One I will never forget was the broken ankle at the swimming hole off the Purcell’s Cove Road. Mark was the hero that day! Mark was always such a kind and loving person with a heart of gold. Will miss you Mark! My sincere condolences Mr. Ehler, Kim, and Family. Bev and Dennis

Keith Vienot

29 May 2019

Lowell,

Karen and I were deeply saddened by Mark’s untimely passing. We always enjoyed talking with him whenever he came to visit you, especially for the Canada Day celebration. He always had interesting anecdotes about working on the big container cranes and his interest in cars and motorcycles. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Robert Jones

29 May 2019

Almost all of my memories of Mark include funny stories and lots of laughs. But it is the serious caring moments that I will remember most fondly. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with Mark as we grew up in different provinces, however, one summer he spent an unexpected week at our cottage after having plane trouble in Ontario. Mark was entertaining even then, and it was probably the most fun week of our entire summer. But what I remember the most is laying watching the stars each evening in the back yard together. I was nervous about starting high school in the fall, and although he was only a few years older, he used this time to provide "big brother" type guidance and comfort during some very serious, thoughtful talks that I will never forget.

I regret that I only saw Mark a few times over the years, but I remember thinking how happy he seemed the last time I saw him. At peace in his life, and caring deeply for his father. Rest in Peace Mark.

Krista Jones, Cousin

Robyn Cross

27 May 2019

I always enjoyed his stories, his beautiful personality, and that he always had a smile. He was one of my favourite brothers and will truly be missed.

Tom O' Toole

27 May 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Mark's family, extended family and many friends at this time. We all feel this heartfelt loss as Mark was part of a great circle of fellowship and he will be missed by all who knew him especially the members of the WESG. God Speed Miss You Brother!