Nov. 17, 1968 – Oct. 7, 2006
Surrounded by love, we sadly announce, Mark Hendrickson decided to end the battle as he passed away October 7, 2006 at the age of 37. Predeceased by his sister Brenda Colleen, Mark is survived by his loving wife Lisa Hendrickson, step sons Reece and Matthew; parents Carl & Bertha Hendrickson, brothers Byron (Wendy) and Kevin, in laws, Jill and Dennis Nelson, Gail Tamburri, friend Hunter, and Bob Weinberg (Sue). Mark is also survived by his extended family, many devoted friends, co-workers, and musical partners. Mark grew up with his family and went to school in Prince George, but recently spent a number of years living in the Comox Valley. Here Mark met his soul mate Lisa; they were married 7 years ago.
To have know Mark was a privilege. To be with him would only enhance your life. His smile meant that he was devoted to you, loved you, and would do anything for you. Mark was a talented musician, (bass guitar), whose addition to any band, would fill the dance floor. He also loved his car, and when he was presented the gift of his “Real Haulin’; Fueled by Friends” restored 1966 Ford Fairlane, his life was that much more worth living with the time he had left. Mark’s life was too short and he will be dearly missed by many.
Appreciation and love goes out to Dr. Eva Hemmerich, Pastor Peter Rabey, Pastoral and nursing care at St Joseph’s Hospital, VIHA ComÂmunity Home Support, and all of those who supported Mark and his family through his illness, including his extended family at Garf Baxandall Ford, and the Griffin Pub.
“Crazy, but that’s how it goes, millions of people,
living as foes… maybe it’s not too late,
to learn how to love, and forget how to hate.”
A service for Mark will be held at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church, 2963 Lake Trail Road at 1:00pm on Saturday October 14, 2006 in Courtenay. Immediately after, there will be a Celebration of Mark’s life at the Griffin Pub in Comox. (no minors please). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice Society of the Comox Valley, c/o St Joseph’s Hospital