Much loved industry figure passes away after cancer battle
Kernock Park Plants have announced the sad news that Mark Taylor, the company's Business Development Manager, has passed away following a five-year battle against cancer.
"It is with great sadness that I inform you that Mark Taylor, our business development Manager at Kernock Park Plants passed away last Tuesday," said Managing Director Bruce Harnett.
"As many of you will be aware, Mark was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2012.
"His prognosis was not good from the outset, but it is great testament to Mark’s attitude to be a cancer ”thriver” rather than simply a “survivor” defying medical logic and continuing his life as normal as possible, with many not knowing he was ill.
"Mark enjoyed Christmas surrounded with family and friends, but unfortunately contracted pneumonia which under chemotherapy he was not able to overcome, passing away peacefully on Boxing Day.
"Our thoughts are very much with Mark's wife Sharon and his family. He was well respected and loved within the industry and is likely to be most remembered for his great sense of humour and wit, an aspect which will be missed enormously."
The funeral will be held on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 14:00, Weston Crematorium, Ebdon Road, BS22 9NY. The family welcome all those that knew Mark to pay their last respects, but please be aware that there is limited space within the crematorium.