MARTIN, Frederick John

Died at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Tuesday February 18, 2014.  Born November 5, 1924, he was the son of Lee Martin and Anne Martin (Reid) and younger brother of Harold. Fred attended the Hamilton Technical School, where he excelled in drawing and painting. He enlisted in the army where his talents as a graphic artist were recognized and put to use. Following his discharge, he studied at the Ontario College of Art and then began his career as a commercial artist in Toronto. Fred built and renovated houses in the countryside, near Peterborough and was an avid painter and member of the life drawing group at the Kawartha Artist Gallery and Studio.  Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place at Westwood Cemetery in the Spring.  Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPELwww.hendrenfuneralhome.com or 705-652-3355.

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