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Mark Melis

September 22, 1959 - June 18, 2022

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Mark had the world!

The world’s best smile that is and he loved to laugh and make others laugh too. He had an amazing life full of family, friends and adventure. Mark spent his childhood sailing the world with his family and was like a fish in the water. He especially loved to swim the backstroke. Once settled in Victoria, Mark attended Crossroads Day Program for more than twenty-five years. He loved going to Crossroads and had countless good times with the friends he made there. After Crossroads, Mark moved with Campbell, Diane, and Cissy to the Cowichan Valley. Once settled into retirement, he certainly didn’t slow down. Instead, he had even more time for the recreational activities that he particularly loved, such as fishing and crabbing with his pal Dave. He was always up for any fun activity, including many camping and road trips with family and friends, snowshoeing at Mt. Washington, kayaking at Comox Lake, snowmobiling at 100 Mile House, go-carting, playing regular rounds of mini golf, enjoying ping pong at Yellow Point Lodge and bowling (just to name a few!).  He was a well-travelled soul. Amongst his travel he cruised to Alaska, Mexico and Hawaii, attended a Super Bowl Party in Las Vegas, saw his favorite Star Wars characters in real life at Disneyland, spent a day at the San Diego Zoo (very fond of the monkeys), saw the Grand Canyon, hiked in both Sedona and New Mexico, rode the trolley in San Francisco, drove the coastal highway through Big Sur, and spent many winter breaks with his many friends at Los Amigos in sunny Arizona. Not only did Mark enjoy participating in sports and activities but he loved watching sports too. He loved to watch the Canucks, the Blue Jays, and the Raptors, and was very happy watching Canada compete at the Olympics. He loved coffee, food, and celebrating every kind of holiday. He especially loved his birthday and Christmas.  Mark spent the last year of his life with the kind folks of Campbell house. We will miss him (and his smile) greatly.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cindy Hodgins & Paul Kreitzer
Relation: Friends of Diane and Cam.

Cam, Diane and Cissy
Our sympathies on your loss, may the road rise up to meet him.

From: Cathy Thornley
Relation: Friend

What a beautiful life he had. He was fortunate to find Campbell, Diane and Cissy to take him on many travels and encourage him with his hobbies. Our condolences. Dave will be happy to see him.

From: Jane Haggis

Sorry for your loss, what a wonderful life Mark had.

From: Sam

Oh Mark, I loved your smile, it sure lit up the room. My deepest sympathies to all who were fortunate enough to know him, and love him.

From: Robert Moore
Relation: Marks Cousin

Condolences to all of Mark’s family. A wonderful and fulfilled life Mark had. He will remain in our hearts.

From: Cherlynn Moore-Grosvold
Relation: Second Cousin

I am saddened to learn of Mark’s passing so late but I wanted to share my love. Mark was my second cousin and while I hadn’t seen him in many years, I had many fond memories of his smile and his laughter. My Oma who he fondly referred to as “Romy” was his Aunt and when Mark’s mother Ingrid was still alive, they travelled to Florida to visit Romy the same time I was there. He loved keeping busy and gathering water for all the residents of the trailer park on his bike.

When my Oma passed almost 10 years ago, I frequently tried to find where Mark ended up. I’m pleased to hear that he had a loving home and friends.

Thank you for your love and care. Sending you all our love.

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