CORNELL Mr. Mark Oliver Cornell of Fort McMurray, formerly of Red Deer, passed away suddenly on December 27, 2005 at the age of 24 years. He will lovingly be remembered by his mother, Sharon (Les) Campbell and his father, David (Lynne) Cornell. His memory will be further cherished by his two brothers, Greg and Brad both of Red Deer, one stepbrother Brandon of Calgary and one stepsister Cody of Red Deer. Mark was born and raised in Red Deer and graduated from Hunting Hills High School in 1999. While playing hockey in the Minor Hockey Association, the highlight came when his team won the Midget AA Provincials in Grande Prairie in 1999. After high school, he moved to Calgary where he worked and trained to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Mark’s first job in emergency services was as an E.M.T. with Medicare E.M.S. in Boyle and Redwater, Alberta. Mark’s dream and goal was to be a Firefighter. This dream became a reality for Mark when he became a volunteer member of the County of Red Deer Fire Department. In August 2005, he became a member of the Fort McMurray Fire Department. Mark was so proud and happy to be a firefighter. Mark also loved his 2004 Honda CBR 1000. He could never get enough of riding his bike. Mark had a special place in his heart for his dogs, Cocoa, Roxy and Jazz. There was a special love and bond between Mark and his younger brothers Greg and Brad and he will be greatly missed by them. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the “Dave Richard Lifeline Fund”, Northern Lites Regional Health Centre, 7 – Hospital Street, Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H 1P2. A celebration of Marks life will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 1 pm from The Chapel of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer, Alberta with Leanne Hall officiating. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at In living memory of the Late Mark Oliver Cornell, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.

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