Loved your natural story telling….the message is..work hard at yourself, embrace each opportunity..and hang on to your friends……your biggest achievement..Rita’s future.
Hi Mark- a beautiful website so nice to meet you and your family history through the website- interested in your family's history as I am interested in the Jewish History of Kenora. Members of my family resided in Kenora from around 1919. First my great-great-great aunt Genendal Ashkin/Gerovitch then my great uncles Sam and Saul Daiter and my Dad's cousin Zen Daiter. General operated a Lady's wear store on Main Street and Saul and Sam farmed, then owned a motel. The family was involved in a synagogue in Kenora so I always thought there would have been more of a community there. BB Camp is still on Towne Island and I am sure is located there because of the community support for it. Would love to hear more from you about the history.
Hello, Dear Mark!
I have found you again through my friend Randee, who just sent me the best Birthday Card - a note saying that you are her cousin!!! And the long windy amazing story of connecting to her and her family. So, I am perusing your website, so happy to hear your voice in such full-bodied beauty, reflecting on the beauty of our collaborations so long ago and thinking about how we must reunite and share our lives in person in the near future.
Much love and joy to have found you again!
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MY mother Elsie was you and your brothers aux pair back in the late 70s . She spent only a short time with your family but she was very impacted by you guys, she even named my older brother Mark after you I think. Mark died this past summer from Covid and she has talked about memories of your family more so. I thought I’d google your name and lo and behold …small world. I know my mother would love to talk or email with you, get an update. Email
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I did a search for you, because I wanted to thank you for your amazingly generous donation to Radical Joy for Hard Times! I saw the photo of us withj the Quilicos, long long ago. Believe it or not, I am still in touch with David Powless, subject of our other IBM show that year. It was he whose words in that AV production gave me the idea that became RadJoy. Send me your mailing address, and I'll send you my book and a RadJoy flag.
Beautiful life you lived together ❤ and built. Love reading about the love you all shared.
Thank you for the recount of this beautiful experience shared by two beautiful souls.
I came across your page quite by accident today Mark. Such lovely and moving stories. I got to know your Dad when he was Mayor and I worked for the town's solicitor, Mr. O'Flaherty. I loved reading the love story of you and Charlie. 🙂
Interesting to reconnect with you after all these years. “Hamilton” is my favorite Broadway show of all-time also. Your serious health issue(s) was quite something to read about. Glad you made it thru all of that. Let’s have lunch next time I’m in NYC whenever the heck that might be. Take care. Jim
Very interesting to read you
Good luck to you
It has been a very long time, not sure if you remember me, we were friends when you lived in Toronto, Remember Chutzpah??,
Hope you are well, I enjoyed reading your site!
Thank you so much for writing the article regarding your memories of Dr Jerry Litman.
I worked for him in the 80's in Winnipeg at Redwood Dental Center.
He was the kindest, gentlest man I have ever met. My working with him enriched my life totally.
I shall never forget him.
Thank you for posting his photo, also.
Thanks for sharing your life on this truly terrific site.
I believe you are the Mark Winkler that is a 3rd cousin match (113) on ancestry. I googled you name to try to find how we are related and came across your blog. I really enjoyed reading your stories of Kenora an family. I am still working on how we are related. (A lot of procreating went on in Northern Ontario and they all seemed to name their kids the same 10 first names 😀)
Proud to have met you. A very interesting and insightful person who is a living proof of how life events can be used to evolve one’s serenity, wisdom and love for humanity.
Thank you Mark for inviting me to share a very personal part of your life. Your stories, photos and video of Charlie, Jay and your Parents was especially moving. I view this website as a testament of love and gratitude to the three men and mother who helped mold you into the loving kind and caring man that I know you to be. I wish I could have met them but in a sense I feel as if I did the day I met you. It is now so obvious to me that they are part of your very essence and they live through you with every act of love and kindness you share unconditionally with those you know and even those you don’t. You’re a very special man Mr. Winkler and I am so very grateful to know you. xo
Mark great website! Good read (as six of us plan to descend on your place)!
This was a good read. Thanks for sharing Mark.
Hello Mark I was enjoying watching and reading your web site and browsing the Facebook entries. It is amazing - there are so many striking similarities there on our lives: the feelings at the first important public performance and successful recovery inspiration and positive attitude helping you in overcoming struggle with some unfortunate moments you have had no chance of fixing… Unfortunately I was not able to listen and download your performance due to error there. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely Leon Karan
Interesting coincidences that the Internet sometimes brings to light. My Father (Eric) was a fellow Cabinent Minister and friend of Leo Bernier.We also had relatives in and around Dryden and I was there many times in my younger years. Fly me an email if you feel so inclined. Take care. MPW