Passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015 at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband to Helen “Clyde” (nee Patterson). Loving father of Maggie Holmes (Bryce), Linda Bryon (Rene), Laurie Woltz, Kelly Patterson-Hardy, and Mike Patterson (Stacie). Proud papa of Ellie, Haylie, Justin, Matthew, Sidney, and Kye. Survived by several brothers and sisters in law and by many nieces and nephews.

In his younger years, Mark served as a petty officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Mark founded and operated Windsor Electric Eel and eventually passed the business to his son Mike so that he could spend his days riding his motorcycle. He also founded and was a past president of the Essex County Riders.

A special thanks to the great nurses on the 7th and 8th floor at Windsor Regional- Ouellette campus for all of your compassionate care. Many thanks to the Bayshore Care Givers especially Dan Adeogun and Brad Stooke and to Josie Enis from PeriMed.

Visiting Monday at 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Followed by one last ride to Heavenly Rest Cemetery Crematorium. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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