Mark Diesen

Obituary of Mark Christian Diesen


Mark Christian Diesen

June 22, 1984- May 10, 2023

With broken hearts the family of Mark Christian Diesen announce his passing on May 10, 2023 surrounded by his family in the comforts of his home.

Left to cherish Mark’s memory, his loving wife Kirstan, his two children Harper and Mason. His parents Brian & Rose Diesen, his sister Heather, brother in law Mike Sarrazin and their children Kylie & Carter.  Mark was born June 22, 1984, he grew up on the family farm near Shell Lake.  He developed a love of the outdoors and mechanics at an early age.  He enjoyed spending countless hours out in the bush making trails and hunting.  As a teenager many days and nights were spent working on his ’84 Chevy he called the Silver Bullet – it was the first love of his life!  Many mud bogs and shenanigans were carried out with the Silver Bullet.  After graduating from the Shell Lake School, he pursued his training to obtain his Industrial Mechanic ( Millwright) trade certification.  While going to school he worked at Deca Industries, then joined Industrial Machine & Mfg both in Saskatoon, before working with Cameco in both McArthur River and Key Lake.  He met Kirstan through a mutual friend and quickly realized she was the one to build his life with. In 2013 he decided he wanted to farm, purchased land and started traveling back and forth to Shell Lake between jobs.  In August of 2015 Mark and Kirstan were married at Scandia.  In June of 2016 Mark and Kirstan decided they would move back to Shell Lake to farm full time.  Mark was so proud to move back to the Diesen homestead and be the 4th generation to live in that home.  Soon thereafter the light of Mark’s world was born, Miss Harper.  The day Mark became a Daddy his world changed; he loved his girls!   Mark continued to farm with his Dad and Mom on the family farm, diving right into it, growing the operation and teaching his Dad about new and upcoming technology that could make all the difference.  He worked alongside his parents treating them respectfully and leaning on their experience as he built his dream to farm.    In 2018 Mark, Kirstan and Harper moved into Mark’s childhood home where they were putting their roots down to carry on Diesen Farms.  In September 2020, Mark was diagnosed with stage 4 Colorectal Cancer.  He began his battle with cancer and endured this entire journey with great fortitude.  In 2021 Mark and Kirstan welcomed their son Mason into their lives, a bright spot and another love of Mark's life.  Mark was so proud of his children and was deeply devoted to them.  Mark was a respectful, loyal, kind and gentle man.  The kind of man you could always count on!

Goodbyes hurt the most, when we feel the story was not finished……..

Mark's funeral will be held at the Shell Lake Lions Hall on Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 1:00pm.  Mark's request was anyone choosing to make a memorial donation do so to Spiritwood Home Care, Box 69, Spiritwood, SK S0J 2M0 in honour of Dr Terri Person and the Spiritwood Home Care Team.

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Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Delores Beaulac Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.



Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Shell Lake Lions Hall
2nd Ave E
Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Funeral Service
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