1956 – 2011
Mark Anthony Warren Glaser, born July 13, 1956 to Jack and Beppie Glaser, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011.
Mark is survived by his wife of 28 years Mary-Jane, his son Cody and daughter-in-law Tina, his daughter Brooklyn, his step-daughter Trisha, his father Jack and his brothers Ed and Carl.
Mark had many interests and excelled at everything he did, including his career. Mark began working in the Oil & Gas Industry 25 years ago on the rigs. He obtained his degree in Petroleum Engineering from the U of A and advanced his career in the industry through a number of positions, including V.P. & C.O.O. of Enco Gas Ltd. and most recently in management at Murphy Oil Co.
Mark loved God, his wife, his kids, his family and his friends. He loved exploring and adventuring in the Rocky Mountains and expressed his love of nature through his incredible water colour paintings and photography. Mark’s brother Rob shared his love of life and was his companion in many outdoor adventures. They were two of four extraordinary brothers, whose passion and respect for nature was instilled by their proud father Jack.
Mark truly did live by the words of his favourite song “Live Like You Were Dying” and appreciated all of the adventures life had to offer. Among hiking and skiing at every chance, he recently picked up fly-fishing and kite skiing. Mark loved his annual “guy” trips which included hiking, skiing and horseback riding. Mark made it his priority to protect and provide for his family and was a compassionate teacher and counsellor to his children. He was a proud father, and a loving and supportive husband. He and Mary-Jane looked forward to growing old together in Canmore. Anyone that knew Mark, knew that he was a strong and caring man of integrity, selflessness, generosity and humility. Mark would help anyone…anytime.
Mark Glaser has touched so many lives and will be indescribably missed by the many who love him dearly.
A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at The Bow Valley Christian Church (5300 – 53 Avenue N.W.) on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calgary Dream Centre (403-243-5598).
In living memory of Mark Glaser, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences