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A tribute to Mark Lopez

It is with great sadness that winter maintenance services firm, De-ice, announces the loss of Mark Lopez – a loving husband to Vicky, and father to Dean, Ryan, Paige, Isobella and Reece.

Mark was born in Peckham, London in July 1960. He passed away at the Royal Papworth Hospital on 2 April 2020 at the age of 59, sadly losing his battle to Covid-19.

Mark grew up in South East London with his parents and four siblings. He was a keen football player, playing semi-professionally both at home and abroad.  He had a successful career in money broking during the 80’s and 90’s working at Sterling Brokers, Cantor Fitz Gerald and Exco.

He met Vicky in 1998 and they married in 2005. The couple worked tirelessly to firstly establish DRP Landscaping and then De-ice Gritting & Snow Clearance – one of the UK’s longest established winter risk management providers.

Committed to his family, his staff and those closest to him, Mark’s qualities were numerous: humility, kindness, determination, humour and loyalty to name a few. His contributions to both the winter gritting and facilities management industries were vast. He was passionate about his work, he was greatly admired, and he was a true friend.

The company’s heartfelt condolences are with Vicky and her family at this time. In her own words: “Mark was so loved, and he has given me such an amazing life. I will thank him every day that I walk on this earth for that. We are heartbroken, but we will be okay and will continue to live as Mark would have wanted us to…”

A local family only funeral will be held on Monday 27 April.  A memorial will be arranged and announced when the current restrictions are lifted.

Charity donations in lieu of flowers to Helen Rollason Cancer https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/formarklopez, or NHS Partnership Charities https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-wells10.

The team at FMJ would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Vicky and the family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable, kind and generous person. One of the great characters in the FM industry and a great friend. RIP Mark.

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