Mark Allan Bourget Sr., 59, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born Nov. 25, 1958, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to Robert A. and Shirley Turner Bourget. He married Esther L. Garo on June 29, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was happily married to his bride for 32 amazing years.
Mark was raised in Tooele, Utah, where he graduated from Tooele High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the USS Tripoli. Following his discharge, he was employed at Tooele Army Depot until the closure of the base. He was later employed at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church in the maintenance department. He was most recently working at Switchpoint Community Resource Center, where he will be sorely missed.
On Nov. 30, 1997, Mark was ordained to the order of deacon at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. In his calling as a deacon, he has touched many lives and will be remembered for his infectious personality, his ability to listen to others without passing judgment and his sense of comical humor.
On the day of his passing, he celebrated 20 years of devoted service to God. Mark was a volunteer at Purgatory Correctional Facility, where he would take the word of God to the prisoners. He also performed SCAP services at Zion National Park to the many visitors from around the world. He affected so many and he will definitely be missed by all. At the time of the accident, he was doing the things he loved most: He was riding his much-loved Harley Davidson while on his way to bring communion to a homebound parishioner.
He is survived by his bride, Esther; son, Justin; his mother, Shirley; his sisters, Denise (Bill) Matier, Mary Hunter (Robert Waters); uncle, Paul (Linda) Bourget; aunt, Jean (Gary) McGee; five nieces, two nephews and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Bourget Jr.; father, Robert; sister, Deborah; uncle, Norman; and grandparents, Albert and Eldora Bourget, and George and Erma Turner.
The family would like to thank the Dixie Regional Medical Center emergency room staff and the ICU staff for their outstanding performance in caring for Mark.
- Vigil and rosary will be Wednesday, Dec. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. in Kuzy Hall on the grounds of the St. George Catholic Church, 259 W. 200 North, St. George, Utah.
- Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. in the St. George Catholic Church, 259 W. 200 North, St. George, Utah.
- Interment will be at the Ivins City Cemetery, Ivins, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.
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