From Mark's brother Nic
We’ve had so many thoughtful and supportive messages about Mark and want to thank all his family, friends and colleagues – the love and great stories really have helped us at this difficult time.
As you would expect for Mark, we want to ensure that his life is celebrated fully on Tuesday 22nd December, so the following details will help you all join us.
Mark (and mum) will be leaving Naylor’s Chapel of Rest (Brigg) at 13.15 on Tuesday 22nd December. The cars will travel through Hibaldstow and arrive at the Kirton Lindsey junction at c.13.30.
The procession will turn right, opposite The Queens Head (Mark’s local watering hole) and head into Scunthorpe.
We’ve been asked if friends can gather at the Queens Head junction to pay their respects – please do, Mark would love that.
We expect to arrive at Scunthorpe Crem at c.13.45 and the celebration service for mum and Mark will start from 2pm.
We have split the service into two parts to celebrate mum’s life and then Marks. We are sorry many of you cannot attend due to COVID-restrictions but they have offered a live stream service if you wish to join us remotely (it will be recorded and available for 7 days)
The access credentials are: https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
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2. Flowers & Donations
Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to keep large deliveries of flowers with Mark, so our family have decided it would be appropriate to support a cause close to Mark’s heart. He was a keen supporter of Scunthorpe Ruby Club who are a voluntary organisation. Over the last few years, Mark supported their “Tackle It Together” initiative that supported the mental wellbeing of young people, providing counselling and friendship to people that have experienced the most serious of life challenges.
We’ve set up a Just Giving page to accept donations and will then liaise with the Rugby Club to channel monies raised in Mark’s memory for this incredibly worthy cause.
The Just Giving page can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/memoryofmarkjones
3. Memories of Mark Book
To support Mark’s family, we are also going to create a ‘Memories Book’ with uplifting, amusing and especially embarrassing stories about Mark (with any photos if you have them). Chloe and Laura (two of Mark’s family) are co-ordinating this and have set up an email account to send in your memories –
– no RIP messages please, let’s celebrate all the good times.
We would really like as many people as possible to send stories of his Manchester days, Uni days, Work exploits, travels, rugby trips – this should create a lovely journal for Philippa, Angela, family and friends to keep. We’ll collect all stories up to 31st Jan 2021 and will then let you all know when it’s completed.
Please do raise a pint for Mark when you have a chance – he loved life, and will be missed by so many people – Luv ya Bro x