Obituaries — 21 February 2012
In loving memory of Mark John Coagie, age 35, who passed away Friday, February 3, 2012.
Mark was born in Shelburne, ON on March 24, 1976 and later moved with his family to Dryden in 1980 when his father was offered employment at Great Lakes Forest Products Ltd.
Mark graduated from Dryden High School and later attended the University of Manitoba and went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Social Sciences.
After graduation Mark relocated to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he could pursue his passion in life, skiing. Mark enjoyed being outdoors and could often be seen riding his bike around town.
Mark is survived by his mother Kathy Coagie, his sister Julie (Kevin) Caldwell, nephew Tanner and niece Kira, his uncle John (Mary) Blixen, aunt Roseanne (Dave) Lyons, cousins Chris and Karen Lyons, and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mark was predeceased by his father John Coagie.
A private family interment will take place at a later date.
God gave us the strength to bear it
and courage to fight the blow
what it has meant to lose you
God alone will ever know


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(3) Readers Comments

  1. I have many great memories with mark growing up, Ian very sorry to hear this my thoughts and prayers got out to Julie and her family.

  2. I have so many great memories of Mark, a lot of them happened on ‘senior’ at the Dryden Ski Club where we would slam our bodies down a rutted mogul line for hours on end, pushing each other to get better and better. While we drifted apart after high school, I was glad to hear in recent years that he was living ‘the life’ in Crested Butte. People who don’t ski have trouble understanding how it can become ‘your life’, how mountains can unlock a spiritual connection to something greater. It sounds hokey, but I take comfort in the knowledge that Mark knew about these same things and that we have walked similar paths.
    I’ll miss him and I’ll never forget him.
    Chris Marchand

  3. John, was a great human being. Aside from what other people may have seen as shortcomings in him, I can say that he was a compassionate, understanding, thoughtful human being who was unbiased and fair forwards people he came upon in his day to day life. I am glad that I got the opportunity to share some of the time in my life with him and I will remember a few of the times he came over for dinner, once for thanksgiving and another for Christmas and we enjoyed food and drinks and chatted about life on the deck. Ha was a grade AAA+ guy with a heart of gold. Going to miss you Mark.

    My condolences to the family of this remarkable man.

    Best regards,


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