Mark Sharman

The Mark Sharman Tribute fund

  • How would you describe them?

    "Mark/Shaggy was a one of a kind. A very strong and determined character who had a great sense of humour - he loved making people laugh."

    From Sue Sharman

  • What did they love most?

    "He loved his wife and Rosie his dog. He loved Liverpool FC. He loved his time in the army and his job as a Paramedic Practitioner."

    From Sue Sharman

  • What will you remember most about them?

    "His courage, sheer determination, kind heart and great sense of humour"

    From Sue Sharman

My husband Mark (known by many by his army nickname Shaggy) was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2018 after finding a lump at the end of August. He started off his treatment at Kent & Canterbury Hospital but as it was stage 4 and a triple hit version got transferred to University College London Hospital for more specialist treatment. His treatment at both hospitals was amazing as was his attitude towards the cancer. He just got on with it, pushed through it when he was at his worse and used his humour to help himself and his family and friends handle the situation. He cr

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My husband Mark (known by many by his army nickname Shaggy) was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2018 after finding a lump at the end of August. He started off his treatment at Kent & Canterbury Hospital but as it was stage 4 and a triple hit version got transferred to University College London Hospital for more specialist treatment. His treatment at both hospitals was amazing as was his attitude towards the cancer. He just got on with it, pushed through it when he was at his worse and used his humour to help himself and his family and friends handle the situation. He created a character depicting himself as Captain Caring who was captured by the Gestapo and kept getting sent to Tower 13 to be tortured and trying to escape to save Wilko Wilkinson and to bash the Boche - hugely entertaining. He went into remission in June which was amazing. He undertook stem cell treatment at the end of August which was brutal but again he got through it and was able to come home at the end of September. He then unfortunately picked up an infection which caused difficulty in his breathing as it was a serious chest infection and cruelly after spending 16 days in ITU in Ashford lost his battle with the infection and died on the 21st October 2019 despite the incredible treatment he received from the ITU staff. Everyone was in shock after all that he had been through - it just seemed so wrong. Shaggy was planning to do a walk from UCLH to Canterbury Hospital and then on to Folkestone when he got better to raise money for MacMillian Cancer Support as the support he got from them was brilliant. So I am setting up this tribute page on his behalf to help raise the money he was hoping to collect. Thank you Sue Sharman xx

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  • Mrs Sue Sharman £38.00 15/11/2019

    From Sterrys Funeral Services collection box on the day of the crematorium service

  • Mrs Sue Sharman £140.00 15/11/2019

    From the wonderful Minor Injuries Unit in Canterbury.

  • Ms Claire Brunavs £50.00 15/11/2019

    Mark was one of the funniest guys we know and always made us laugh. Super determined and challenged himself everyday. We will always think of him, raising a large glass of red for you mate! xxxxx

  • Miss Melanie Forrest £10.00 15/11/2019

    Thinking of you. Mel x

  • Frank and Esme White £15.00 14/11/2019

    We are so sorry.

  • Emily & Colin £20.00 13/11/2019

    Sue, thinking of you and here for you always xx

  • Mrs Daphne Nile £50.00 13/11/2019

    Thank you Mark for being a good friend and neighbour even after working 12 hours you would often call into us to make sure we were ok and even taking Malcolm to hospital on your day off and it saved his life. You will always be in our thoughts, you are one of those special people in our lives who will never leave us after you have gone.

  • Mrs Maryanne Vernede £20.00 13/11/2019

    I am heartbroken for you Sue. Sending all my love. Xxx

  • Miss Beverley Spicer £50.00 12/11/2019

    A great guy taken too early, we will remember the great times and laughs we have had over the years, take care on the other side Shaggy, just make sure you have the beers lined up for when we get there. love Bev and Jes xxxx

  • Chelsi Payne £10.00 12/11/2019

    Thinking of you at this very sad time. xxx

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Run by:
Sue Sharman
Target:
£600.00
Total raised £1,393.00 With Gift Aid: £1,701.25