01/06/1975 – 04/05/2020
Mark was a gentle giant, the most loving, caring friend, son to Carol and Ian, and big brother to Debbie and David. He was dad to Kieran, Jessica, Rebecca and Hannah and husband to me, Gayle. Mark had a wicked sense of humour, he loved playing pranks on his friends, although you’d have to ask them if they loved it! He used to play in pool, darts and snooker teams in his younger days and was the life and soul of the party, never being shy of singing when it was karaoke.
After medically retiring from being an electrician, his children and I became his focus, we were very lucky to have him. He was a truly attentive father and nothing made him happier than Saturday dinners with all of us together.
Mark was my everything, we started dating when I was 18, married in 2005 and had our girls. He was the lynchpin in our family. His girls adored him, and he them. He was so proud of Kieran and the young man he grew up to be. I have lost my soulmate, the one person who loved and knew me more than anyone else and will miss him forever.
His love of Star Wars carried him through until the end, May 4th always being “His” day in our house anyway, it was only fitting that the Force took him back into it on the 4th May 2020.
No words will ever explain how our lives have been shattered, the Miss we all feel every second of every day. How moving forward we will be different people than if this had not happened. But i know one thing. The LOVE that grew inside our family like roots, the one thing along with his pride in our children they will NEVER EVER doubt, will keep us together. I will love our children for both of us. I will clap louder, cheer louder and be there at EVERY event in their lives. Just as he would have done. I am and always will be broken.