Martin immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1953.
He settled in Whitby, Ontario and married his late wife, Wilma.
Together they built a loving family with five children, Joan (Sam), Chris (Margaret), Martin (Jennifer), Bill (Lianne) and David (predeceased by Nicole).
Martin remarried in 2005 and expanded his family further with two step-children, Michael (Sherri) and Jason. Martin was a caring grandfather to Lindsey, Jamie, Samantha, Caitlyn, Rachel, Logan, Issa, Alycia, Cassandra, Lily, Brooke, Sophie and Shepard. He is survived by his brother Jan and sister Christina in Holland and loved by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was a loyal and trusted employee at General Motors for nearly forty years. Martin loved life, family, friends and enjoyed cards, pool (billiard), church and his seniors clubs.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McEachnie Funeral Home, Ajax. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Church, 21 Bayly St. E., Ajax, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
For those who wish, donations in Martin's honour may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. Martin lives on in the kindness he shared, the comfort he shared and the love he brought into each of our lives.