Martin, Gerald

Gerald William Martin

 (February 2, 1936 – March 12, 2013)

After a short battle with cancer, Gerald Martin passed away peacefully at home in Rondeau.  Beloved husband and best friend of Helen (Krause) Martin for 55 years.  Dear father of Martha (Gerry) Sullivan of Erie Beach and Scott (Tracy) Martin of London.  Devoted grandfather to Shaun Sullivan, Ryan Martin and Chad Martin.  Predeceased by his parents Carlyle & Bertha (Goodhue) Martin, his sister Joan Morgan and nephew Steve.  Dear brother-in-law to Donald & Sharon Krause, Bill & Marg Shillington, Jack & Pam Krause and Mary Ellen & Wayne Namtu.  Also loved by many nieces and nephews and his aunt Catherine Holdaway of Sarnia.

After graduating from Albion College, Michigan Jerry had a long and successful career in the insurance business before retiring with AON Consulting.  He was an avid hunter, boater and later in life enjoyed his afternoons at the golf course at the 19th hole.  He enjoyed and was very proud of all his grandchildrens’ activities.  He also enjoyed his retirement winters in Rice Creek, Florida.  At his request cremation has taken place with a Memorial Celebration of Jerry’s life to follow in April. 

Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the junior programs at either the Rondeau Yacht Club or the Blenheim Golf Course.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left for the family at

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