DOUGLAS JOHN MARKS
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our husband and father Douglas John Marks on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the age of 59 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years, Toni; children Christine (Michael Kustra) and Andrew (Jenny); granddaughter Allison; his father Robert; brothers Scott (Catherine Newcombe) and David; mother-in-law, Maria Cotroneo; brothers-in-law Frank (Pat) and Mimmo; nephews Frank, Anthony, and Justin. He was predeceased by his mother Kathleen.
Doug was a passionate, loving, family man who loved to spend time at the lake. He loved sailing, canoeing, and sitting around a campfire with his family. Doug was an extremely proud and loving grandfather who enjoyed spending his free time with his granddaughter Allie, his “little sausage”. There was not anything he wouldn’t do for her in a heartbeat. He would pride himself on his sense of humour and making others laugh. Doug spent over 36 years dedicating his work to the hospitality industry; the majority of his time with FRHI and most recently Accor Hotels. He was proud to be a Winnipegger and loved the Winnipeg Jets. When he was not at the lake, or spending time with family you could find him curled up on the couch, cuddling with his dog Benji. Doug left a big impression on the hearts of all who met him, and he will forever be loved and missed.
Mass will be celebrated in his honour on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Church Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Dr., Winnipeg, followed by a private family interment. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory can be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS