It is with great regret that we must pass on the news that on Saturday, May 22nd our friend Mark Toews passed away at Mt. Sinai Hospital, from complications related to lung cancer. Mark had been the Music Director at Lawrence Park Community Church for 30 years.
We all loved Mark. He gave us music for spirituality, years of kindness, and much pastoral sensitivity and care. We commend Mark and his family to the love they find in each others’ embrace, and to the eternal love of God. Please remember to pray for Mark’s family and friends in this time of sadness. Join us on Saturday, June 12th at 2 p.m as we remember and honour him.
Mark's Memorial Service took place on Saturday, June 12, 2021
Here is the recording of the Preludes that happened before the serviceThis nearly hour long piece of music was played prior to the memorial service of our dear Mark. Please enjoy the music that has been provided by all of Mark’s friends across the country. Access to Preludes
Here is the recording of the Memorial Service. We gathered today to celebrate the life and mourn the death of Mark Toews. Many of you know Mark as a friend, a brother, a colleague, a mentor, dog lover, and the Music Director here at Lawrence Park Community Church. Mark was the organist and choir director here for 30 years, during which time he made a deep impression on this congregation, and on the musical life of Toronto. Thank you Mark for bringing some of heaven down to Earth for us. You are loved and will be greatly missed. Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended this service. It was a beautiful tribute.Access to Mark's Memorial Service
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