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Saturday November 17, 2012

SPENCER, Mark David

June 24, 1963 - November 16, 2012 Surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer, Mark Spencer, 49, died peacefully at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, Ontario. Mark was born in Ottawa and grew up in Brantford, Ontario. He graduated from St. John's College Secondary School and earned an Honours Degree in Music and later his Bachelor of Education from Queens University. A much loved music teacher at Collingwood Collegiate Institute for 23 years, Mark's dedication and commitment to his students made him a much admired figure in the Collingwood Community. Mark was a loving husband to Kimberley Flanagan and a devoted father to Conor and Sophia. He will be dearly missed by parents Rita and George Spencer of Brantford, Ontario. Mark was a cherished brother and brother-in- law to Nancy Keyes (John Mark), Paula Morency (Guy), Chris (Tracey), Michael (Debbie), and Jennifer Flanagan (Matt Mansell) and a beloved son-in-law of Rose Flanagan and Don Flanagan (deceased). Mark was a wonderful uncle to nieces and nephews David, Robert, Martin, Adele, Elyse, Patrick, Michelle, Charlotte, Evan, James, Colin, Madeline and Isabelle. Mark's family would like to extend a special thanks to their dear friends, neighbours, and staff and students at CCI and Jean Vanier High Schools, for all of their kindness and support. A very special thanks to devoted friend, Kevin Hamlin, Dr. Mark Quigg and the excellent nursing staff at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Visitation will be held in the Chapel at Jean Vanier Catholic High School on Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (160 Collins Street, Collingwood). Funeral services will be celebrated at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church (63 Elgin St., Collingwood) on Wednesday November 21st at 11:00 a.m., with interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church Hall. On the same day, a Celebration of Life service will be held at Collingwood Collegiate Institute (6 Cameron Street) at 7:30 pm. All are welcome. Donations may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. If sending flowers, please send directly to Jean Vanier High School. Online condolences and donations may be made at

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