We lost our beloved father, grandpa and cherished friend on October 10, 2021 but his energy and spirit will live on. With his beloved wife Monica (d. 2008), they came from London, England to Toronto in 1976. They created Izba Restaurant. Their son, Bart, was born into the family business, working alongside mom and dad, learning about life, its challenges and opportunities. Izba has, and continues to be, a special place where people come together, where memories are shared and new experiences born. Mark found strength, purpose and meaning at Izba. He continued Izba when his beloved wife, Monica, passed away. Mark was blessed with granddaughters Melia and Mia. He loved his daughter-in-law, Milita, and was proud of the life that Milita and Bart created for themselves and the family, always with his love and support along the way. He was our “Grandpa Marco”, who spent his best years with Melia and Mia. He listened to Melia play the piano. He saw in Melia the musical talent of his beloved wife, Monica, and that was everything to him.
Mark is the son of Akbar and Maliheh, and brother of Monir, Mahmoud and Ahmad. The large, extended family including Pejman, Ali and Payman remembers his energy and kindness.
Family, friends and the many people who’s life Mark touched may visit at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. Due to the limitations still in place surrounding COVID-19, space is limited, all guests must register - link to be made available below. Funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Church at 277 Park Lawn Rd, Toronto, on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.