John Thomas Martin
Passed on: August 5th, 2012
On Sunday, August 5, 2012, heaven was filled with smiles and hugs when John met up with his mom Bridget and dad Andrew; his brothers: Alex and Ned and baby sister Bridgie. Far too soon his lifelong partner, friend and love Sharon, had to let him slip away after trying so hard to have him stay. Empty hearts will be abundant as he leaves behind his children: Dale (Tania) and Tamie (Don); his beautiful granddaughter Courtney whom he told “I love you” so very often; his brothers: Bill (Shirley), Andy (Nadine), Mike (Ruby), Maurice (Wanda), Rick (Gisela), Tony (Brenda); sisters: Anna, Loll (Mike), Marg (Doug), Nell, Agnes (Eric), Eileen and Bridgie (Jason); his extended family, brothers-in-law: James (Carol), George (Bev) and Wayne (Niki); sisters-in-law: Doreen, Vera and Lois and many many wonderful nieces and nephews who loved and adored him. He was a friend to them all. A celebration of John’s life will take place at the Dunville Lions Club on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lengthy phone calls will be missed, that beautiful smile will be remembered, his patience, his friendship and his gentle but protective ways will continue on forever in the hearts of all those who loved him. The gentle giant will share his stories in heaven now and keep the laughter alive. Condolences can be made at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
Pull up those sweat pants John…….