In loving memory of Mark Blaszczynski who sadly passed away on 21st October 2021
The funeral service was held on Friday 26th November at Mortlake Crematorium.
You were a friend to so many and loved by so many for your kindness and the ability to bring people together. My stay in Cairo holds great memories and most of them feature you Mark. You will always be a very special friend and I have been privileged to have known you. RIP and On On mate.
Mark, I will always remember you with a broad smile on your face, spreading happiness to those around you. I am privileged to be one of those whose lives you have touched and enhanced. We had such great times exploring the desert around Cairo, and sharing a few beers afterwards. Thank you Mark.
On on and RIP
Mark, it was a privilege to know you as a colleague and a friend. You made the projects we worked on together less like work with your warmth and your wry sense of humour. I am lucky to have known such a kind hearted and genuine person, and you will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.
Mark and I first worked together in the Northern North Sea in the late 1980’s for International Drilling Fluids where he was my trainee, we had many laughs at IDF and later in our careers when I joined Cabot in 2007 I was his trainee. He was one of the most conscientious and diligent engineers I ever worked with but was also a great friend and companion on the many projects we worked together. We will all really miss you. I will never forget your love of all animals and especially dogs. One of the laughs we had over the last 15 years was that he gave me full credit for teaching him all his bad habits back in our early days 🙂 RIP Mark.
Our heartfelt condolences Mark’s passing away. He was such a lovely, kind-hearted, generous, genuine and warm person. As a colleague he also made any project we shared so much easier with his dedication and professionalism – not to mention his sense of fun. He will be sorely missed.
With all our love
Mike & family
Mark was not just one of the best colleagues I have had in 24 years of working in the oil industry but one of the best people I have met in my life. He was warm, genuine and a pleasure to be with whether that was professionally or socially which was sadly far too few times. He is a great loss to our profession and a greater loss to all who knew him. RIP Mark.
Thank you Mark, for being such an excellent tutor and college during our time working together at Cabot/ Sinomine. In the 8 years we worked alongside each other I would like to think your professionalism, diligence and calm demeanour rubbed off on me.
I will always look back with fond memories of your friendship and outstanding wit that never failed to raise a smile.
Rest in peace Mark, you will be sorely missed!
Very sorry to hear of your passing
you were one of life’s
Very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. My sincere condolences to Mark’s friends and family. As a work colleague, I only met Mark briefly on a couple of occasions but he was very highly thought of by all in terms of his personality, sense of humour and professionalism and it is much to my regret I never got the chance to know him better. He will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace Mark.
My Tribute to Mark Blaszczynski
Mark being a Chelsea supporter I didn’t mind
With me being a Hammer could we combine
It was 2001 we met for the very first time
It was on the Huldra platform, a brand new design
You toured me around and into the mud pits
I had to giggle as you were wearing white mitts
I said what you are doing with them white gloves on
You said I need to ensure these pits are clean and done
As you climbed down and into those mud pits
I thought you were bonkers and fell into bits
I exclaimed Mark; those pits don’t need to be so clean
You replied “it’s cesium formate, in time you’ll know what I mean”!
Mark, I have been very fortunate to have worked with you for 20 years in various locations, your dedication, knowledge, enthusiasm, creativity and overall being a bloody nice chap is something unique and I will miss that forever. I am grateful for your friendship during that period, and I am sorry you are gone now, you will be truly missed by many of us. God bless my friend and rest in peace.
Much love and fond memories Gary and Louise
Mark was a very kind and considerate man. Throughout my time working with him he always was considerate of others & made the time spent in Egypt enjoyable. He is sorely missed by myself & all of us who got the know him, through our shared work. As has been noted he was great fun & had a great sense of Humour. RIP, Mark
Mark, I am so lucky to be one of your colleagues and worked together on a few projects in the past 7 years. Your wisdom, humour, generosity and smiley face will be with us forever. I am sure we will meet again in the next life. RIP, MARK.
Mark, you have been an amazing friend and colleague since we first met on a drilling rig in the early 90’s. I have been very priviliged to be able to work with you on many different projects since then. You were an amazing person, always able to laugh and make others laugh. I will miss you very much.
Mark, you were a great colleague, a highly intelligent, vibrant individual with a rare friendliness. I’ll miss our little chats and all the laughs during Engineers meetings.
What an honor and privilege to have known you.
Rest in Peace Mark, we will miss you greatly.
It is the end of an era with Mark’s passing. He has alway been around for all of my professional, life since the early days in IDF in the 80’s.
Professionally mark was our go-to guy for project management and sound advice; of note working in Argentina, Hungary, Malaysia, Brunei and Egypt. Always dependable with his wealth of experience and team building abilities.
He always enjoyed adventure and would be happy to take on the more difficult remote jobs. Having lived and worked in Egypt, he was indispensable during our project there.
I will cherish the times I had with Mark, from mud school in the 80’s, to Aberdeen, Budapest, Singapore, Brunei and Egypt. He was alway great company with a great sense of humour
Rest in Peace Mark