Mark Alvin Hintz of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan passed away in the early hours of January 26th, 2020 at Regina General Hospital with his wife Sheila by his side. He was 57 years of age.
Mark was born in Moosomin, SK, on July 22nd, 1962 to Lillian and Gerhart Hintz. Mark took all of his schooling in Churchbridge and was active in drama, air cadets, curling and school sports.
When Mark was 13, he joined the Air Cadets and began his love of flying. He earned his glider’s license at age 16 and pilot's license by age 18. Over the years, Mark loved taking people flying and was very proud to be a member of the Russell Flying Club.
Mark and Sheila (Dressler) were married on July 6th, 1985 in Churchbridge. They were blessed with two daughters, Jazminn in 1991 and Brittany in 1994.
Mark treasured his family and the time he spent with them. Over the years he enjoyed watching his daughters grow into young women and spent many hours in the rink watching the girls figure skate and play hockey. More recently, Mark and Sheila made numerous road trips to Calgary to visit Jazminn and enjoyed hiking in the mountains. He also spent time with Brittany on the farm teaching her about the family cattle business.
Mark was employed at Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, formally IMC, for over 39 years. At the age of 44, Mark was proud to follow in his father’s footsteps and became a Journeyman Millwright Mechanic.
In 1997 Mark became involved in municipal politics in Churchbridge. He became a town councilor in 1997 followed by Mayor from 2000-2006. It was a love of politics that he shared with his daughter Jazminn.
In November 2006, Mark and Sheila moved to the Dressler homestead north of Churchbridge and gave Sheila the gift of returning to her family roots. Mark started Hintz Cattle Company, a purebred Black Angus operation. He loved being out on the farm and walking through the pastures to check on his herd. Mark said the pasture is where he did his best thinking and talking to God. Mark and Sheila would enjoy their early morning coffee on the deck to appreciate the peace and quiet of farm living.
Mark became a very proud grandpa with the arrival of his grandson Parker in 2015. He loved spending time with Parker and teaching him about life on the farm.
Mark lived and died in the faith. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge and was involved with church council and church elders for his entire adult life. Mark’s last words were “the love of God is all you really need Sheila. God’s love is all you need.” On Eagles wings may you forever fly. To God be the glory. Until we meet again.
Mark is predeceased by his father Gerhart, nephew Lucas Minken and in-laws Herbert and Marveleen Dressler. He leaves behind his wife Sheila, daughters Jazminn, Brittany and grandson Parker; mother Lillian Hintz, sister Colleen (Mitch) Minken, brother Dale (Judy) Hintz; brothers in-law Cory Dressler and Terry Dressler; nieces and nephews, Alex Minken, Cole (Laura) Hintz, Jordan (Beth) Hintz, Taylor (Sumita) Hintz, Danielle Hintz and fiance Kashmir Bahia, and York Dressler; great nephew Jack Hintz, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.
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Trinity Lutheran Church
147 Bridger Avenue, Churchbridge SK S0A 0M0