ABBOTT, Mark - loving husband to Anne, father to Ben, Thomas, and Stephanie, who he bragged about to everyone he knew.

Mark was a grandfather to 5 young grandkids, sharing in the excitement of each new addition by showering them in love.

He was an avid soccer lover, and his knowledge about the game was beyond that of the biggest fan (even though his team rarely saw the top of the table).

Although his passing was sudden, he is now reunited with Anne once again, which was what he always dreamed of.

Mark's legacy was fulfilling the wishes of his late wife, and achieving everything they dreamed of doing together before he went to be with her again.

He will be remembered fondly as the doting grandfather, the bragging father, and the husband whose love knew no bounds.

As his friends at the Waring house knew him, Sparky Mark will be remembered as someone who always knew how to put a smile on someone's face.

In lieu of flowers, Mark requested for donations to be made in his name. The charity his family has chosen together, which we know he would've been proud to contribute to, is The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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