MARTIN, Gary Herbert "Uncle Beaker" – Peacefully, at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Gary of Hastings, formerly of Bancroft and Peterborough, in his 75th year.
Gary was the beloved husband of Ruth (nee Andrews) for 54 happy years. Loving father of Glen Alan Martin (Laura Konyi) and Deidre Dawn Martin and extended family.
Dear grandfather of Nicholas, Collin, Kierstin and Alanah. Son of the late Gladys and Dr. Russel Williams. Brother of the late Ray, Milt, Mary, Pearl, Cecil, Millie, Jean and Wallace "Butch". Gary will be remembered by many other relatives and friends.
Gary was an interior and exterior painter/designer, and retired from the Peterborough Board of Education. He was formerly a cement worker with the Trent Canals. Gary loved to have people stop at his home to visit, often entertaining friends with singing, playing guitar and a cold beverage. He enjoyed living off the grid, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Visiting will be held at the ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough, on Sunday, April 23 from 2-3 pm. A Legion Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 3 pm with a Memorial Service to follow.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated.