My dad was a great dad he always new what to say. He always tried to cheer me up. He did a great job at being a dad and he will be dearly missed.
I couldn't do it, recovering from a big op recently, taken it a lot harder than I expected, I will go & see him soon but in my own time. I know he will understand, Garry is there on my behalf too today. Made a personal decision to spend the day remembering him in my own way in private. A very long history but a very fond one - he was taken from all of us, Lana especially, too soon. Some may or may not remember me but i'm not concerned. My only thoughts are with Lana, the family & my own memories of him over the years. May he rest in peace - I'm just amazed how hard this has hit after all this time but they were great times & I know he got all of this old group of dear friends who had drifted apart over the years, back together & for that we will be forever grateful. Thanks "Jack" we love you xoxo
So sad to hear you've gone. We'll always remember the fun we all had growing up in the ' burbs' together....ski trips....parties when parents were out...motor bikes....surfing..... and just hanging out. Not just the end of a precious life, it's the end of an era. May the force be with you always because you will be sorely missed. With much love from Wendy Coates and Ruth Clayton.
I am getting frustrated with putting up some memories, wishes & thoughts and them not showing up on the site, this is just a test to see if it appears once ...
I put a tribute up yesterday but, obviously it's not showing up, I can't re-write that again , it was hard enough the first time. Knew him a very long time, will always remember the love, fun times, laughter, stirring, joking around. We had some great times. Hadn't been in touch for about 10yrs now, got the news last week from Gazza and still find it hard to accept and take in. Regretting very much not catching up sooner - last time we spoke, we were going to and never got around to it. Lana is gorgeous, I'm glad you became a dad, I'm sure as Catch says, she will miss you forever, like the rest of us and you will always be a part of her life, as you were a part of a lot of people. You made mine special just for being in it for a very long time. Thanks for the memories. Love and thoughts to Lana, mum, dad and the rest of the family, you will always be very sadly missed but, thought of with the fondest of memories xoxoxo
I knew Mark for over 20 years, along with Gazza and friends. He drove me mad but, made me laugh so much at the same time. I could never ever say a bad word about him, he had a heart of gold but, didn't show it often back then. I always love and cherish the memories of fun, laughter, silliness, good times and he will forever remain in my heart as a very dear and cherished friend with very fond memories. We didn't catch up often, in fact last time was about 10yrs ago but, it was like we had spoken the week before. Forever in my heart Mark, have missed you so much already over the years, this news has really hit home how much I should have made more of an effort to stay in touch with someone who made such a big happy difference to my life for a long time. Rest in peace my friend, thoughts with your family very much so, just wish I had caught up sooner - a couple of days too late I am regretting so much & I'm sorry. Forever in my heart, one of my dearest friends xoxoxoxo
Love, laughter, so many wonderful memories. My Love and thoughts to family. Tanya Crean nee Smith
Mark demonstrated what a loving parent he was to Lana, she will miss him but he will be forever part of her.