The family of Mark Graham was devastated to learn of his death in Afghanistan. Mark joined the Canadian Forces in 2004 and was posted to Afghanistan in August 2006.

Mark was a fierce, competitive athlete and a personable friend, son, brother and father. Mark enjoyed a successful career in track and field starting at Chedoke Middle School and on into Sir Allan McNab High School. He attended the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, running in the 4 x 400 relay - running the fastest leg of the Canadian Team. Mark attended university in the United States and returned to work in the fitness industry.

Mark inspired many people by his enthusiasm.