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Delmage, Mark

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2021

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DELMAGE: Mark Steven passed away peacefully after his courageous and long battle with diabetes at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB, on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 68 years. The family would like to thank the many Doctors and Nurses that cared for Mark over the last year. Due to Covid 19 restrictions a service to celebrate Mark's life will be held at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Mr. Delmage (as he was known to his students) was an excellent teacher, someone who cared about your learning and who would spend his own personal time to ensure that you were on track for success. I entered his AP Chemistry class in grade 11, and immediately got a 65% in my first test. He encouraged me, despite my failure, and eventually I wrote the AP exam, and did well. The man lived for his students, and was one of the foremost influences on my young self. He was an amazing person, and I miss him. Rest easy, Mr. Delmage. The clock reaction worked. - Posted by: Chris DeVries (Student) on: Jan 06, 2023

  • My Captain, my teacher, my mentor, my friend. He will be deeply missed. Joining Air Cadets at 12 years old was when I first met him. He organized so many activities for the cadets in my teens that we were busy every weekend. Bush camps, RC aircraft building, drill competitions, ground school, so many more ....Movie nights too (always aviation style movies his favorite being Battle of Britain) Tours to Moose Jaw, Minot and others locations including Squadron exchange to St. John, NB. His influence on so many young men and women has been very long lasting. Many including myself attribute their successes and skills to the contribution of Mark. He was my ground school instructor at St. Andrews. His enthusiasm of flight encouraged all of us to share in that enthusiasm. It'll never be truly known how many young minds he influence in the cadet program as he was involved actively, even while in hospital, for over 50 years. He has his full wings now -no medical restrictions! I can't speak to his influence to youth at St. John's Ravenscourt but there too I'm sure many young men can attribute their success to this man. His other dedicated interest involved The Brandon Film Festival in Brandon. He had a love of film projection starting in high school on 16mm films. This translated later to a newly started film festival in 1967 at Brandon University with Jim Skinner. From there he was a projectionist at every festival as well as the weekly showings at the Evans theatre He was later very instrumental at acquiring 35mm projectors and having them installed in the present Evans Booth. He wouldn't miss an opportunity to show a movie even if only to 1 or 2 people. He was so dedicated to the Bff that until COVID-19 he would travel every weekend first by car, later bus, Then by shuttle to Brandon at his own expense to simply have a chance to run the projector. He thrilled at the old school film threading, splicing and manual changeovers. Took great pride when he and the other projectionist had a perfect reel changeover that was unseen by the audience...the way it should be! He taught myself and many others the nuisances of old school projection skills that we all used until recent digital upgrades. There are so many facets to Marks life untold. His unrelenting dedication to whatever peaked his interest. Then passing it on to others whole heartedly! An other friend of Marks aptly stated that his heart beat to the rythm of a 35mm projector. Farewell and safe flying to my Captain, my mentor, my teacher, my friend. Forever remembered! - Posted by: Ken Mckenzie-Cochrane (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • I knew Mark from Adventures and I am saddened to hear of his passing. He was a nice guy and a gentleman. He will be missed. - Posted by: Ron Henderson (Friend) on: Feb 04, 2021

  • Mark was a mentor and friend in my teen years. I joined the Air Cadet programe and he was there and nurtured my abilities. When he became the comanding officer he brought me an board as training officer and my wife (Rhonda) as admin officer. The leadership qualities that he instilled in me led to succesfull career. To the family condolenses from Rhonda and I - Posted by: Bill Crompton (Friend) on: Jan 23, 2021

  • Mark was a proud member of the Air Cadet programme for over 55 years. As a Commanding Officer and a mentor, he touched the lives of countless young Canadians. He will be missed and fondly remembered. - Posted by: Doug McLennan (Friend and colleague) on: Jan 21, 2021

  • I would just like to express my most sincere condolences in the loss of Mark. I am a member of Adventures and Mark attended many of their activities. I will miss seeing and chatting with him as he was a very nice gentleman. - Posted by: Alice French (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2021

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