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Mark Gifford Daoust

January 5, 1960 May 17, 2020
Mark Gifford Daoust
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Mark Gifford Daoust, 60, of Okemos, MI, passed away at home on May 17, 2020. He was born January 5, 1960 in Petoskey, MI, son of Richard Daoust and Ruth (Gifford) Shell. Mark was a computer technician, a handy guy, Jack of all Trades, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved the water and spending time at the cottage at Beavertail in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He enjoyed cars, computers, anything electronic, and was a huge Beatles and Star Wars fan. He also had a great love of family, friends and God. He loved nature and God’s creatures and so enjoyed living in their midst. He belonged to Mount Hope Church and served on the video streaming team.

Mark is survived by his daughters, Kelsey and Mary (Cal) Daoust; son, Michael (Maggie), his mother, Ruth, sister, Ruthann Daoust, and Tracy Bellefeuil, girlfriend and partner. He was preceded in death by his father Richard, brother, Rick, and step father William Shell.

A private service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.
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