Liverpool remembers 'iconic' Marky

Vale: Mark Amos.

Vale: Mark Amos.

His smile. His larger than life, infectious smile was the first thing you would notice about Mark Amos.

Chances are if you have been to Liverpool, you would have come across him. He was the one who would wave and say hello and have the uncanny knack to make people feel better.

He was a regular at the Liverpool Hospital emergency department to lend an ear and puts smiles on people's faces.

Mark, who had an intellectual disability, died unexpectedly on Monday after going in for knee surgery last Thursday. He was aged 63.

Never forgotten: Mark Amos.

Never forgotten: Mark Amos.

He was part of the Liverpool community for the past 20 years and a regular in the CBD and Westfields Liverpool.

He loved his food and a bottle of coke and enjoyed being out in the community and interacting with people and children.

Mark's niece Kristie Foley said: "He was one of the best things in my life and we are all devastated. He was a popular guy and he will be very missed."

Mark has been described as a "beautiful soul", "icon" and "loveable character" amongst thousands of tributes posted on Facebook where people have recounted stories of how he used to direct traffic and chat to people in the waiting room of the emergency department.

The family are thankful to everyone who welcomed Mark, talked to him, bought him food and helped him and would like to show their appreciation to the Liverpool community by holding a community memorial on Saturday, February 22 at the Hilda Davis Centre at noon.

He was the only brother of five sisters and had six nieces/nephews and 13 great nieces/nephews.

A Facebook page titled Remembering Marky has been set up by the family for the community to share stories and photos.

  • The Liverpool Street Kitchen will be honouring Mark's life on Saturday at Bigge Park from 6pm.