Martin was born in Holland on April 23, 1928. He was one of 15 children. Martin came to Canada in 1948. He went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2013. Martin was the husband of Mary (Kember) for 55 years. He was the father of the late Paul (Stacey), John (Ann), Sara (Tom), Ben (Ruth), Mary (Jim), Rebecca (Dirk), Stephen (Jane), Andrew (Lisa) and 29 grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Desmond. Martin is also survived by seven siblings in Holland. Martin had Parkinson’s and spent his last years in Afton Park Place. The family would like to express our thanks to the staff for the tender care he received.
Family and friends will be received at the Sarnia Gospel Hall on the corner of London Line and Blackwell on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the Sarnia Gospel Hall on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment in Blackwell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Gideons or to the Parkinson Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca