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Time to Remember

11 Nov

I want to write just a quick post today. Nothing to do with the plan.

I didn’t know him well or for very long, but my husband did. And Scott loved him. He grew up with him, had piles of adventures with him and held him as one of his closest friends. When we first started dating stories were often filled with stories of Darky Mark or The Chinaman. Funny, adventurous and most of all brave. When I finally did meet him I could see what the fuss was about, why Scott held him in such high regard. His smile was infectious and could make even the shy new girl to the group feel at ease.

I didn’t get the chance to know him the way I would have liked. The times I did spend with him I could see all the love that surrounded him by all that knew him. He was a great man.

For the first time in my life I have experienced a loss that really hurt me at my core. The loss of a person I knew only in a small way, but who touched the man I love so deeply that it hits me more than I thought it would.

Cpl. Mark McLaren

September 7th 1985-December 5th 2006

He will not be forgotten

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