Mark was born in 1996. He passed away in 2015.
JACKMAN, Mark Alexander - (September 26th, 1996 - May 6th, 2015) - Passed suddenly away in a tragic car accident May 6, 2015 in St. John's, NL the family and community announce the loss of Mark Alexander Jackman. Predeceased by his grandmother Olga (Crocker) Burt. Left with devastated hearts, but loving memories are his parents; mother Sandra (Burt) Jackman, father Dr. Paul Jackman and sister Lauren Elizabeth. Also mourning are his Grandfather Harold Burt and Harold's wife Margaret (Peddle) Whitten and Grandparents Don and Noreen Jackman; Uncles Greg Burt (Tanya White) David Burt (Krista Stevenson) Sean Jackman (Robert Dimech) and Aunt Catherine Jackman (Doug MacKay). Also mourning are his first cousins Jake and Camille Burt (mother Wendy Dunne) and Charles and James MacKay and many great uncles, aunts and cousins. As well, feeling this great loss is his Parliament St. Neighborhood family and a large circle of extended family and friends. Mark also leaves behind his Gonzaga High School Alma Mater and his beloved Gonzaga Basketball teammates, MUN Engineering peers, friends from his days with the St. John's Soccer Club, NL Provincial Soccer and Basketball and Chess communities.
Mark was born in St. Mary's Ohio, USA where his dad had pursued a career in family medicine. He was blessed to have survived that night in a complicated birth that almost took his life then and his mother's. Mark would always retain this flare for the dramatic and we were blessed to see his shining ideas and intelligence although sadly for too short a time. Mark was the consummate student-athlete. He graduated with A-Plus honours from Gonzaga High School in 2014 and was awarded the MUN Entrance Scholarship. Mark had just completed his First Year of Engineering at MUN with an overall A average. Mark was Grade 4 Provincial Chess Champion and member of Provincial Championship and Select teams in Soccer and Basketball. He cherished the chance to represent his province and enjoyed the travel that came with it to the rest of Canada, USA and UK. Mark earned the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and was a Regional Science Fair Champion. Mark was gifted with other talents including guitar and drums and golf but even his talent there and attention to Golf Channel's Golf Academy could never fix his father's fundamentally challenged golf swing. Mark was blessed with an unusual intelligence and often saw things from outside traditional perspectives. At times he may not have had a clue where he left his wallet but he could tell you whether ionic radiation was a concern going forward in the space-time continuum. He was a voracious reader and respected Da Vinci and Einstein in the past and the modern views of Jobs, Gates and Elon Musk and Warren Buffet. Mark's thoughts were often on his theories and his buddies and their adventures so his bedroom maintenance was secondary much to his mother's chagrin. He would often misplace things so his sister Lauren and Dad and Mom would often find their headphones or phone chargers "borrowed." Despite the bravado Mark was very sensitive and may not have told his buds about the hug he had given to his Mom that day or belly-rub to the family dog Sam. Mark was a visionary who could recognize years in advance the emergence of talent including the prowess of PGA golfer Jordan Spieth and The NBA's Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors and Elon Musk and the Tesla vehicle even when the press at large was not seeing it.
Visitation will be at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday May 9 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm and Sunday May 10 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday May 11, 2:30 pm at The Salvation Army St. John's Citadel, Adams's Ave. Donations may be made in Mark's memory to Ronald McDonald House St. John's. To leave a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com
Mark: We are devastated at your passing from this world. We take some measure of comfort in the fact that your Uncle David was with you in your final moments. Although difficult we were blessed by the wonderful and professional treatment given by all Emergency Responders, Eastern Health Medical and Nursing staff and Clergy. Mark, may you be at peace in the loving arms of Jesus (don't argue with him - he knows even more than Musk!) You are a star that shone brightly, but oh too quickly. We will marvel at your supernova and be inspired to challenge our own limits. We Love you.
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