Mark had Stage 5 metastatic melanoma and very unwell. His cancer had spread from a melanoma to his liver, adrenal glands, lung and part of his rib and spine. His long-time partner and love of his life Jenny applied for a very special wish for Mark, to see his two daughters and grandchildren who live in Sydney, for one last time. We also knew that Mark and Jenny had been together for over 27 years and planned to be married shortly after returning home to Brisbane. So we also organised some very special accommodation at the Astina Apartments in Sydney.
After returning from their weekend away Jenny wrote: “The joy on my partners face was priceless. Mark and I are so grateful and our children Lisa and Karen were overjoyed as they were able to spend one on one time with their father in the comfort of the Astina apartments. The attention to detail made us feel special and lucky. The best thing about it was seeing our family, the quality time you gave us will last in our memories forever. The one thing I remember the most is the 24 gorgeous pink roses as we walked in our room, everything was so special, you have helped to heal a space in our souls.”
Mark and Jenny were married in a beautiful ceremony with close family and friends on 8 November 2014, sadly Mark succumbed to his illness on 14 November 2014 - we send Jenny, her children and family much love and comfort at this very difficult time.
RIP Mark 12 April 1964 - 14 November 2014