December 25, 1955 – September 3, 2020
CROMPTON, Mark Stephen (December 25th, 1955 – September 3rd, 2020) You will never find a gentler, kinder soul than Mark. After several years of battling declining health, Mark was unable to fight another fight and gave in to complications from myelodysplastic syndrome. A lover of music, movies, sports, games, trivia and family, Mark was a quiet friend to all who crossed his path. Cherished son of the late William and Edna Crompton (nee Miller), he leaves behind his sister Teresa (Marty Van Veghel) and brother Matt (Kim). He was always a willing playmate to nephews Kaleb and Daniel (Van Veghel) and we know they will miss the special friend they had in their Uncle Mark who taught them so much about kindness and acceptance. We know he will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, the Van Veghel family and his furry pal Rosco. He will have a forever faithful companion in Tag. We are all left with trying to find a way to fill the hole he has left in our hearts and in our lives. Special heartfelt thanks to the nurses, doctors, psw’s, recreation staff, and all who cared for Mark during his time at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, and Oshawa and Whitby. His suffering is over and he can now begin his job as a DJ – so when you hear the rumble of thunder on Saturday night, know that Mark has turned the volume up on one of his favourite songs and the dancing has started. A private family service to take place. Please consider making a donation in Mark’s memory to BIAD (Brain Injury Association of Durham) where he enjoyed many hours of companionship and acceptance, or to Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Oshawa or Whitby.
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September 10, 2020
Hello Matt and Teresa. I’m so sorry for your loss of your brother Mark. You will have to go back quite a few years but I lived next door to both of you in Oshawa. My parents Marlene and David Harmer still live there and as it turns out over the years my sister and my brother and I both moved to the street and live there today. I remember Mark from some backyard events your parents held. I also remember the puck marked garage door, curtesy of Matt. I think my parents are still finding pucks in the garden. All the best. John
September 7, 2020
Hi Matt and Teresa
I always remember Mark being so kind and friendly when we came to the house
So sorry for your great loss
Take comfort in each other
Thinking of you
September 5, 2020
The music will not be the same without you Mark. You laughed at the 'groaner' jokes, shared music trivia I did not know existed, and were a true sports fan. Your kindness to everyone will be missed.
"Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone".
September 4, 2020
Mark, you taught us to be kind, patient, and accepting of others. I will always remember the jokes you told and the laughs we shared with your family. You made us smile with your humor and thoughtfulness. You are one of a kind and I will miss you. Sincerely, Lori Christensen, Lakeridge Bowmanville
September 4, 2020
Dear Teresa and family:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with your father for many years and I know how he loved each one of you. You gave your brother great care, and his passing leaves a big hole in your hearts.