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Mr. Mark Anderson
February 17, 1943 - May 20, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Mark Howard Anderson passed peacefully on May 20, 2016 in Brampton, Ontario at the age of 73 surrounded by family. <br> <br>Mark is survived by his wife Patricia Anderson (nee Ewing) and his children Karen Arfa (nee Anderson) and husband Karim Arfa, Kathy Anderson and husband David Minister, Ken Anderson, Sean Anderson and wife Corina Anderson (nee Attwells), Megan Anderson, Stephanie Anderson, Mary McMillan, his grandchildren Justin, Crystal, Jessica, Kayla, Dalton, Lilli, Eden and his great grandchildren Malikye, Piper, Gabriel, Kassidy, and his aunt and uncle Eileen Sleath (nee Hughes), John Sleath and their family. <br> <br>Mark was born on Feb 17, 1943 in Ipswich, England to Nan Christina Anderson (nee Hughes) and John Norman Ferguson. He was later adopted by Howard Colwell Anderson. Mark received a degree in Organizational Psychology from York University and he worked as a manager at Texaco and Esso. <br> <br>Growing up in Toronto and attending De La Salle Catholic College, Mark was an avid sport enthusiast. He played hockey, baseball, basketball, and boxing, while also participating in school plays and developing his love of theatre, dance, song and above all, movies. He loved his time with the boy scouts and excelled at swimming, diving and was an accomplished canoeist completing a solo portage through Algonquin Park. As an adult, his love of the outdoors and sports continued and he progressed into the role of Coach – hockey in winter and baseball in summer. He always stressed the enjoyment of the game while pushing skill improvement. This leadership role came naturally to him and continued in all aspects of life. Above all, whether you knew him forever or only for a moment, Mark always tried to make you smile. <br> <br>All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mark’s life, please see the funeral details below. In lieu of flowers, please send a Tribute in Memory donation to West Park Healthcare Centre, or the Human Fund.</div>