MARK Geraldine

Posted: February 16th, 2016


Geraldine Mark (nee Frache)

On February 3, 2016 Mrs. Geraldine Bernice Mark of Ponoka passed away at the age of 92 years. She was born on March 18, 1923 in Grand Forks, British Columbia to Gustav and Agnes Frache. She was raised in Lethbridge and moved to Ponoka in 1942 where she completed her Psychiatric Nurse and R.N. training at PMH and Calgary General Hospital. She married James Mark in 1948 and raised a family of four daughters. She enjoyed her role as business partner , book keeper and designer of Jimmy‚Äôs Esso, Oasis Motel and Crossroads Restaurant. She enjoyed gardening, travelling across Canada and world-wide, and was an active curler into her 70’s. She was predeceased by her husband Jim, sister Ruth Kirchner, and brother Raymond Frache. She was well loved by her family and friends, and her gentle spirit will be missed. She is survived by her daughters Devon Mark (Allen Vander Well), Camelia Doyle (Shannon), Maureen Mark (Barry Gates), and Lauri Mark (Dave Miller); grandchildren Ryan (Tracy, Avyah & Kingston), Meghan (Mark & Alexis), Tyler, Keilih, Cavan, Alexandra, and Kyra (Calvin); her sister-in-law June Frache (Bill, Leslie & Pamela); niece Barbara and nephew Christopher. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre (Palliative Care). To express condolences to the family, please visit

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