Monday November 8th, 2021
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Jack David Martin
Peacefully, and surrounded by his loving family, Jack David Martin age 86, went home to be with his Saviour and Lord on November 3, 2021 at Bluewater Health. Missing him already is Betty, his loving wife of 65 years, his children Deborah (Jake) Bydeley, Lori (Craig) Gardiner and Linda (Ryan) Slager. Grandchildren Jeff (Laura) Bydeley, Jamie (Amanda) Bydeley, Crystal (Ryan) Kucherawy, Becky (Jason) Thomson, Joe (Christie) Fergusson, Sam (Ashlyn) Slager, Megan (Steve) Moss, Christopher Gardiner and 15 great grandchildren.
Dad was a lifelong ‘Jack’ of all trades, always busy fixing things or creating others. Dad started his career as an auto mechanic and eventually ended up retiring from Air Ontario. He finished his working career as a handy man for the Huron House Boys Home where he made some special friends.
In retirement, dad enjoyed making small scale ships of the Great Lakes and replicating local tow trucks and wreckers. His children and several grandchildren have inherited the very detailed fruits of his labour.
As dads go, ours wasn’t perfect, but we weren’t perfect kids either. Dad had a huge heart for his family and we, his girls, will always remember and cherish the love he had for each of us.
Hubby, Dad, Papa, Grampa, you are loved beyond belief and will be missed beyond measure. Your memory lives on through your loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will remember you with our stories of love and will share them with a spark in our eye; just as you did.
Throughout dad’s illness and now to his death, we are forever thankful to many folks for their kindness and thoughtfulness along the way. Special thanks to oncologist Dr. Phua at the London Cancer Clinic, who found the answer to help dads cancer go into remission. To Bluewater Health in Sarnia and their ‘angels of mercy’ on the 4th floor, for taking such good care of our dad, and us, as our tears formed puddles on the floor while dads life ebbed away. Thank you to Dr. Kim for his gentle wise direction for dads care and palliative kindnesses. Also, to all our dear friends who prayed and supported us, we are truly grateful.
A graveside service will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thank you to D.J. Robb Funeral Home for their services. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at www.djrobb.on.ca
Make a donation to Canadian Cancer Society in honor of Jack David Martin
Sincere condolences to Betty and the family. Saddened to hear of Jacks passing.. I worked with jack at Air Ontario till he retired. He had such a great sense of humor and we shared many laughs together. Recently reunited again when he came to my work for mobility aids.. Betty and I shared some laughs when fitting him with a brace.. ime in tears now... RIP my friend............
Peter whitfield Nov 11 2021 8:57 AM
Daddy, you will be forever in my heart. I will love you and miss you....your babygirl xoxo
Linda Slager Nov 8 2021 4:31 PM
Betty and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You have the comfort of knowing that Jack is free from pain and now resting in his heavenly home with his Lord and Savior.
John and Margaret Egan
Margaret Egan Nov 7 2021 10:58 PM
you will live on in our memories. gifts passed down by you will always be used to the best of my abilities, forever honing crafts, passing along to my own children, and always striving to make you and the rest of family proud.
Joe, Christie, Scarlet, Lachlan Fergusson Nov 7 2021 5:35 PM
Father God thank you for the great memories of my brother in the Lord (Jack). Because of your great mercy and love by faith Jack is with you! May your loving arms give Betty and family much peace and comfort.
Don Engen Nov 5 2021 4:34 PM
We will always remember and miss you Grandpa. There is comfort knowing you are no longer in pain. We love you…and remember to keep drinking your buttermilk wherever you are! ❤️
Crystal, Ryan, Alyssa & Hannah Nov 5 2021 12:19 PM
Love you dad…..thinking of you everyday. So glad there's no more pain for you. I love you so much.
Jake & Deb Nov 5 2021 11:22 AM
Dad, you were my hero...a father above all others. You gave me love and forgiveness beyond what I deserved many days, and I forever grateful for having you in my life. Rest in peace with our Lord❤️ You will always be missed, but never forgotten 💔
Lori Gardiner Nov 5 2021 11:16 AM
Our most sincere remembrances and sympathies are with Betty and the family at this sad time. Most sincere memories of Jack.
Ron Fergusson Nov 5 2021 11:13 AM