July 13, 1983-October 22, 2006
It is with great pain and sorrow in our hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our devoted son, brother, and uncle — Mark Devonshire.
Mark was predeceased by his biological father Keith John Devonshire (May 1985), and Grandparents Hans Christian Olsen (December 1994) and Pearl May Olsen (August 2001).
Mark is survived by his loving parents, Betty Devonshire and Karl Lundquist; special sister Heather; sister Kimberlee, sister Kari (Larry) Hunt; nephews Adam and Ethan; Grandmother Rose Lundquist of North Vancouver, his three older half brothers, Stephen, Kevin, David and their families in the Comox Valley. He is also survived by his uncles; Keith Olsen (Barb) of Westbank, Frank Olsen (Jean) of Salmon Arm, Dick Olsen (Yvonne) of Vernon, Jack Olsen (Dolores) of Calgary, Don Olsen (Diana) of Vibank, Ted Olsen of Fort St. John, and his aunts; Karen Ellison (Jim) of Kamloops, Bernice Olsen (Jim) of Stettler and Irene Boivin-Olsen (Rod) of Calgary. Also sharing our loss are numerous cousins, extended family and close friends.
Mark was born and raised in Port Hardy. He spent most of his youth perfecting his skills in soccer, and hockey. However, he loved outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking. Mark treasured the Okanagan Valley, and the peaceful Shuswap River. He spent many summer vacations with his family camping throughout British Columbia, hiking to Cape Scott, and made countless trips to the family cabin on Victoria Lake.
Mark attended Robert Scott Elementary School, graduated from Port Hardy Secondary School in 2001, and soon after he was employed at Alpha Processing, then Western Forest Products. He was currently working at Neucel Specialty Cellulose while still occasionally working for WFP on his days off and studying for an apprenticeship at Neucel. Mark was interested in other careers as well, including wildlife conservation.
Some of his favourite things included his puppy Ammo, his new Ford truck, annual moose hunting trips with his Dad, uncles & cousins, his Mom’s family dinners, shopping trips down island, fishing at Victoria Lake and spending time with his family, including his two nephews Adam & Ethan, whom he adored and loved. Mark also enjoyed spending time with many of his close friends, many of them lifelong.
Mark was well known and loved throughout the community and made friends very easily. He was a hard worker, very giving, compassionate, loyal, kind and had a great unforgettable smile. Although we miss him everyday, he will remain forever in our hearts and in our many cherished memories.
A Celebration of Life for Mark will be held Friday, November 10th, 2006 in the Port Hardy Civic Centre at 2pm. Everyone welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the British Columbia Wildlife Federation.