OWEN, Dr. A. Mark

Passed away peacefully on his own terms with his family by his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre in Wawa on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Beloved husband of Anne Owen for 50 years. Proud father of Dr. James Owen (Adam Morrison) and Meredith von Hagen (Magnus von Hagen). Son of the late Andre and the late Elsie Owen. Elder brother of Christopher Owen (Jacquie Owen). Step-son of Joyce Owen and step-brother of Jim and Amy Crerar.

Mark and Anne came to the town of Wawa in 1973 intending on staying for three years; he established a longstanding dental practice serving the community until his retirement in 2012. Outside of the office, Mark was a certified scuba diver, pilot, and most recently an avid motorcyclist. He served on the Board of the Lady Dunn Health Centre and was an active and proud supporter of the Rotary Club of Wawa. In addition, he served on the Hawk Junction Local Services Board, and enjoyed 25 wonderful years at the camp on Hawk Lake. Mark always felt that Hawk Junction water was even better tasting than Wawa water!

Memorial donations to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation (ldhc.com/Foundation/Ways-to-Give) or to the Rotary Club of Wawa (PO Box 280, Wawa) would be greatly appreciated by the family. The family wishes to acknowledge the incredible professionalism and compassionate care provided by the teams at the Lady Dunn Hospital and Sault Area Hospital Oncology Department. At Mark’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in early summer 2022. (Arrangements entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home Ltd., Wawa


  1. My condolences to Anne and the family. Mark was an outstanding member of our community.
    He was a gentle and caring person. He will be missed.

  2. To the Owen family my sincerest condolences. I remember Mark as someone who was genuinely nice, had a wonderful warm smile and embraced life!

  3. Gerry and Irene Bugyra

    Our deepest condolences to you Anne, James and Meredith on the passing of Mark. Mark was a very kind and caring person. We will miss his smile and personality. God Bless you Anne and the Kids during this most difficult time. Cancer is a terrible disease and Mark did everything he could to fight the good fight. We are never prepared when someone transitions from this world to the spirit world of eternity. Mark will always be with you. Until we meet again. Mark, Rest In Peace.

    Gerry and Irene Bugyra

  4. Dave and Tracy Blackmore

    Anne and family, so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. He was a real rock in the community and will be missed by all who knew him.

  5. Lennea Isosaari-Bzdell

    Sending deepest condolences to the Owen family during this difficult time!

  6. Our most sincere condolences to Anne, James, Meredith and family. Mark was such an upstanding individual – welcoming, generous, hard-working and an avid listener, who showed great interest in what others had to say. He worked with dedication to organize the Wawa Rotary Auction just days before his demise. He will be greatly missed.

    Susan and Erle Kirby

  7. My condolences to Anne, James and Meredith. Your father was always such a lovely person and I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Judith Lessard(Orr)

    Deepest condolences to Anne and family. Mark will be greatly missed by many. He was a wonderful guy. It was a pleasure to know him. Rest in Peace Mark.

  9. Jude Charbonneau and Don Charbonneau

    Sincere condolences to all the family. He was such a kind man and will be missed.