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Douglas Wayne Marks

May 5, 1962 - April 16, 2020

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The world became a lesser, darker place on Thursday,April 16, 2020 when Dougie Marks passed away.

Dougie, 57, was born in Sydney,grew up in the Shipyard, and resided in the south end of Sydney for the remainder of his life. He was “Dad” to the lights of his life, his daughters,Hannah and Ava, attending every game, practice, concert and awards night that he was able. His face lit up every time he spoke of them, he was so proud and devoted.

He leaves behind wife, Lisa (Madden), the love of his life; sister, Kelly Power (Gerald); brother, Shane (Kim); nieces, who were like daughters to him, Amy MacNeil (Matt) and Becky Inder (Brandon); and many nieces, nephews and godchildren, each uniquely special to him.

He was predeceased by his father, Doug; mother, Renee (Irene Morrison); grandparents, Donald and Blanche (Powell) Marks and James and Lucy (Killiam) Morrison.

Dougie attended Argyle Elementary, Woodill Jr. High and Sydney Academy, graduating in 1980. He graduated from UCCB (now CBU) in 1987 with BACS (Sport Option). Dougie worked as a milkman for many years with Scotsburn Dairy. He worked as a small boy alongside his milkman father, “Big Doug” in the North End, subsequently delivering to many of the same homes. From 1991-1998, Dougie, with his wife Lisa, lived with and cared for three developmentally delayed ladies with Resicare CB Association. Joan, Sandra and Linda always held a special place in his heart.

Dougie was well-known and respected in the community for his exceptional athletic abilities having played hockey and baseball from a very young age. He played competitively for many teams and was instrumental in many successes locally and afar. As an adult, he played hockey with UCCB and baseball with the Sydney Sooners. His favorite years were when he played hockey and slow pitch with the Moosehead Nighthawks, making wonderful friends and beautiful memories which lasted for the remainder of his life. Telling stories of those times always gave him and his audience a laugh, no matter how many times he told them. Dougie was an exceptional human being, kind and generous, easy-going, intelligent, funny, the list goes on. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Dog is man’s best friend was never a truer statement than with Dougie and Ryder. Therefore, if anyone wishes to make a charitable donation, please donate to the SPCA.

A graveside service will be held in Hardwood Hill Cemetery on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Paul MacGillivray officiating.  For your comfort, you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

                                                           ...You are with me always, and I with you. Even death cannot change that...

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