September 3, 1949 – June 28, 2021
Sadly, Mark died in a tragic accident, alone in a favoured back country retreat. His parents, Frances Belle Foan, and Clarence Foan predeceased him.
He is survived by his aunt Dorothy Jendruck of Saskatoon and his many cousins.
Mark was born in Hope BC where he lived until high school, then, following a year working in Thompson, MB moved to Chilliwack, BC. He then attended Vancouver Community College for studies in electronics.
His career spanned periods at Burroughs in Vancouver, Cariboo College in Kamloops, BC Lottery Corp, and Thompson Rivers University — then began his own design-build construction business, Paladin West Consulting.
Mark had a vast and incredible technical knowledge and experience in mechanics, electronics and computers. He was the ultimate ‘handy’ guy and could draft and build most anything. He owned one of the original and legendary Macintosh computers – as well as several others.
Like his mother, he was an excellent teacher – sharing his expertise – and was known for his telling of a good tale.
Mark was kind and gentle, thoughtful and considerate – a very private person – though he had many friends to whom he was very loyal. He kept in close contact with his aunt in Saskatoon and spent summers and holidays visiting his many relatives on the prairie.
His early and continued interest in computers, cars, airplanes, and bikes introduced him to many groups and close friends and to extensive travels in North America and the world. He was proud of, and delighted with his most recent bike, a BMW, on which he travelled with friends and Judy, his close companion of recent years.
A Celebration of Life for Mark will be held August 19, 2:00 pm. RSVP:
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