OBITUARY

Mark Alan Wilson

27 July, 195223 November, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mark Alan Wilson on November 23, 2021 in his 70th year. He was the beloved husband of Susan for 44 years and adored father of Hilary. Predeceased by his father John (Jack), mother Rowena and sister Susan, Mark will be lovingly remembered by his brother Scott, sister-in-law Linda, niece Julia (Debbie), nephew Mike, and great-nephews Jack and Owen; as well as extended family and friends. Mark worked as a video editor at CHCH-TV for 26 years, then in the communications media department at Mohawk College until retirement. As a lover of local history, he was a long-time, proud member of the Hamilton Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society and had articles published in the ‘First Here’ and ‘Vanished Hamilton’ series. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Tuesday, November 30th from 11am until time of service at 1pm. Proof of full vaccination, along with government issued ID, are mandatory to attend indoor funeral services for those age 12 and older. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson’s Canada or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cresmountfennellchapel.com

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    Tuesday, 30 November , 2021

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    Tuesday, 30 November , 2021

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Ron McKerlie

30 November 2021

Mohawk College is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mark Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. In deepest sympathy,
Ron McKerlie, President & CEO, Mohawk College

Craig Hogg

30 November 2021

Craig Hogg

30 November 2021

Craig Hogg

30 November 2021

I had the pleasure to work with Mark at Mohawk College for many years (the best years) and we laughed and laughed and just hit it off. What a great co-worker, what a great person. I do miss those days and of course I miss by buddy.

One of the best memories I have was one summer when cleaning up the department we found a plastic bag with colourful clothes that a student had left behind. Mark said "give me a minute" and when he came back he had put on the clothes, came bursting through the door and gave me the "I'm fabulous" pose and I snapped the picture. Some faculty were around and saw him with those hot pink pants...what a site! He could really play it up.

We just could not stop laughing and of course he was probably laughing the most.

When I think of Mark it always makes me smile, for the man he was and the quick wit he always had.

Ken Wallis

29 November 2021

Mark and I worked together at CHCH. He edited promos and sales presentations that only Mark could do. Working with him was always a fun-filled ride. One year we brought Mary Hart of Entertainment Tonight to Hamilton. I kept saying to him come into the studio and meet Mary. But not Mark. He stayed in editing looking after things. After Mary left, he took a video shot of her, put it into a chromakey and we stood in front of it. LOL..only Mark would think of this. I have searched for that pic but can’t find it. Years later I was able to hire Mark at Mohawk College as a technician. For me it was a reunion with one fantastic guy. I only wish I could attend his funeral but I have a fracture and torn ligaments. Rest In Peace Mark. I will never forget.

Denise Dickie

29 November 2021

Mark was one of the most positive individuals I've ever known. His wit - lightning speed. Generous always with his time and talent. Mark was a bright guy and a bright spot. It was a true pleasure to know and work with him. My heart goes out to his family.

Tara Smith

28 November 2021

I met Mark through his daughter Hilary many years ago. He was a very nice man and a pleasure to talk with. My deepest condolences to his family.

Christine Lei

27 November 2021

I will remember Mark as kind and witty, who always took the time to talk with you and say hello. He was passionate about history and being a part of the Head of the Lake team. May you rest in peace. Sincerely, Kevin and Christine

Rosanne LaScala

27 November 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Chch TV & was so saddened to hear of his passing. I will remember Mark as such a kind person with a great sense of humour.
Sincerest Condolences to his wife Sue & family.
R.I.P Mark, you will be missed by many.

Lisa Knap

25 November 2021

I was lucky to work with Mark at both CH and Mohawk. Such a kind, wonderful, competent person. Sincere condolences on your loss.

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