Mark died suddenly on Feb. 3, 2015 at the age of 62. Our beloved Mark will always be remembered for his passion and visionary leadership in building the co-operative movement and spreading the co-op message across the country. Bringing co-op values to life from his early 20s, Mark co-founded the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT) and contributed to the construction of thousands of co-op housing units. He was a co-founder of Rooftops Canada, served on CHF Canada's board and as its executive director, was a co-founder and long-time president of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) and founding member of the Canadian Co-operative Federation. As co-operative development manager with CCA, he worked to expand and create federations of health care, car share and funeral co-operatives, and to promote First Nations, Metis and Inuit co-operatives. Mark dedicated himself with heart and soul to developing the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa. Among his honours were: CHFC Honorary Life Associate, CMHC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Co-operative Housing, Lifetime Achievement Award from On Co-op, and the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Beyond his achievements, everyone loved Mark for his gentle and loving nature, generous spirit, sense of humour, and loyalty to those he loved. His passion for social justice started in his high school years. He took a caring and genuine interest in other people's lives and liked to learn something new every day. He was a loving brother, kindred spirit and solid rock of support to his sisters and irreplaceable soul mate to Linda. He will be forever missed by Linda, sisters Lynn and Ann, brother-in law, Alvin, Linda's sisters and families, Alexandra, his close friends, and all who had the good fortune to know and work with him. His funeral will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, 3:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary, with interment on Monday at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to support the development of the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, www.fco-cpo.coop or the cause of your choice.