With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Harry Frank Martin, at Grand River Hospital in his 79th year. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn. Loving father to Brent Martin (Lisa Tomalty) and Christopher Martin (Tanya). Extremely proud grandpa to Andrew, Taylor, Preston and Ainslie Martin and step-grandpa to Logan Crans.
Harry was born on June 29th, 1943, in Timmins, Ontario to Harold Martin and Juliette Martin (Grenier). He is survived by his niece Renee and sister Lois.
In 1967 he came to Kitchener to visit family and met his wife and best friend, Marilyn. Harry and Marilyn spent 51 beautiful years together in Kitchener where they raised their family and built lasting friendships.
Harry worked for Revenue Canada for 34 years until he retired in 2003. Harry loved the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, celebrating Christmas, the Blue Jays, travel, going to auctions, playing cards and going to Port Elgin.
His warm heart, love of life, kind laugh and adventurous spirit will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We love and miss you Harry!
Special thanks to the ICU and Palliative Care teams at Grand River Hospital. The family is immensely grateful for the compassion and empathy shown to Harry and his family during the final days of his life.
A private gathering will be held at a later date with immediate family. As per Harry's wishes, cremation has taken place.
In Harry’s memory, donations would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy to the Grand River Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.