Thanks for sharing your life on this truly terrific site.
Hello 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 😀) Take care, Denise
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
So glad to visit this pages you are full of surprises! What an interesting life you have lived and are living I am very lucky to have met you and more so to have connected with you again after so many years. Now not just me, my family also are in your life to stay if you want us to! With my admiration and love!
I've only just begun visiting these moments that you've created. It is quite fun discovering who you are and who you were beyond our limited experiences together. I look forward to access permissions. That's when the real reveal begins to happen. Peace and Love! Rick
I just listened to your friend's mom 's voicemail. Hilarious. Love when people are appalled. Mark dude you really went through a rough time. Your treatment and recovery story is sobering. I can't say I didn't know this or that because obviously I didn't know anything. But I do see a very complex and varied life. You are still a mystery to me. -mbc
Mark what courage shines through this recounting of your life so far one full of both love and challenge. Thank you for sharing with the world. A pleasure to read to experience. Warm regards Joan Watterson
Mark: Looking through your life has been a journey of a life lived and loved. It's been a pleasure to view and no I never knew Jay was a Barefoot Bandito! I'm so sad at your deep loss in losing your partner Charlie. I like that he loved to travel and I hope you two got to see more of our vast wide world before he shed this mortal coil. Peace my friend. You were a wonderful friend so long ago. Rick Medland
This site was a distinct treat to page through. I felt slightly voyeuristic because it is so sincere and sentimental but that feeling decreased with every page. I know many of the people in these pages including your parents their friends and of course your friends - but I don't know you. I have memories of you from Lakewood but I feel like I would certainly have been impressed by your vocal talent had I only known! I took lessons from Blaine Goodridge in the summers but never studied formally. I sing a little in an ensemble locally but limit the opera to the shower! Thank you for sharing this....again a pleasure. Stay on top of your health - your story needs many more chapters. Wishing you all the best.
Hi Mark Just a quick note to say a huge THANK YOU for your great support of Kenora Pride last week and the Winnipeg Symphony Concert last night.... I had hoped to connect with you after the concert but it didn't happen. If you are in Kenora for a few more days it would be great to chat with you over a coffee...... I did catch up with Lenard and Edward for a few minutes at intermission. Perhaps they could join us. I have recently moved back to Kenora after a number of years in the concert hall /symphony management circuit in Toronto (Roy Thomson/ Massey Hall / Esprit Orchestra) and losing my partner to cancer too. Drop me a line if you get a chance Best Randy
A lovely space. Elroy
Hello Mark I hope you remember as I was the man who cleaned your apartment back in the early 90's and it was always a joy to take care of your needs and your clothes and I just happen to come across this that Charlie passed. To say I am heart broken about this is just makes my heart hurt. Both of you were always kind and considered towards me back in the day. I just wanted to let you know that I did care and I am sorry I missed your part before I left to live down in south carolina. much love always joseph sozzi-paradis
A work of passion - a must be seen to appreciate the man his talents and life.