Mark Cockshutt

Mark Cockshutt

Saturday, September 30th, 1950 - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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COCKSHUTT, Colin “Mark” -

Unexpectedly as the result of a workplace accident, Mark passed away surrounded by his loving wife and good friend Paul Kitchen at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the age of 69. Devoted and loving husband of Karen (nee Smith) for 33 years. Proud father of Meredith Johnston, Chelsea Cockshutt and Rhonnie Cockshutt (Shane Larose). Grandfather of Cherilee Johnston. Cherished son of Stewart Cockshutt (Heide) and the late Joyce Cockshutt (nee Sohm). Dear brother of Jim Cockshutt, Catherine Cockshutt, Nikki Scarborough (Sean McGrath), and Susanne Scott, and brother-in-law of Rhonda Ryan (Eamonn) and the late Matthew Smith (Dianne Campling). Also mourned and missed by his mother-in-law Carol Smith (late Ron), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his co-workers, numerous friends and the Burlington Old Timers Hockey Family. As per his wishes, Private Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4-7pm. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mark to The Carpenter Hospice or the Burlington Food Bank would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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Donations are being accepted for: BURLINGTON ROTARY COMMUNITY HOSPICE INC..


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Scott Taylor

Posted at 01:48pm
Dear Karen, Rhonnie, Chelsea and family,

Mark was a truly a remarkable and unique person. I first met him in 1975 when I was a youth, he was my minor hockey coach and as Derek Long pointed out in his post on October 7 a very important person in our lives. Who could forget that big head of hair and moustache? I am convinced the brown leather jacket Paul Newman wore in Slapshot was from Mark's closet. When he served as a hockey coach and taxi driver he carted us around Burlington in the early morning hours to Nelson, Central, Skyway and Mountainside arenas in that 1975 Yellow Datsun Pickup that had a cap. You always made sure you were picked up 1st or 2nd, otherwise it was a cold ride to the rink in the back of that truck. Mark was not just a 'sports' guy, as many of you who knew him he was also a photographer, does anyone else remember that he once had a show at the Burlington Public Library of his 'work'? Who else can say they learned about Salvador Dali from a hockey coach or a goalie that they knew? Mark was also a botanist (not just at work!) and a great craftsman. In my current home Mark built our backyard deck twenty years ago that is still standing. He knew his music history also, in the most recent years our discussions were often centered around the roots and origins of many bands and artists that Mark saw himself in the 60's or early 70's. My last memory of Mark is that constant smile on his face and his round John Lennon glasses he wore. Maybe he needed those on when he was tending goal!

I am forever grateful to have shared as much time with him as I did, I am already missing him.

My deepest condolences.

Scott Taylor

Lynda Marsh

Posted at 10:04am
Our sincere condolences to you Karen and your family.
Our hearts go out to you for your loss.
Sincerely, Len and Lynda Marsh

Sharon Cunningham

Posted at 03:14pm
I was so saddened to read of Mark's passing. Sincere condolences to Karen, Chelsea, Rhonnie, Stew Heidi and all of Mark's family.

Dee Burley

Posted at 02:54pm
Rhonnie, Shane and family , sending our condolences and love at the difficult time. Xo Mike , Dee , Kloey , Marsha ,Emmie , Kayla and your 1050 friends

Bob Glasbey

Posted at 11:01am
Bob Glasbey

Mark was a great guy to play hockey with. His infectious laugh was always present. An excellent player that will be greatly missed.

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