Elgin Martin

Died: Mon., Jun. 30, 2014


6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 03, 2014
Location: Tehkummah Hall

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 04, 2014
Location: Tehkummah Hall

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J Elgin Martin
March 29, 1917-June 30, 2014
In loving memory of J. Elgin Martin who left us on June 30, 2014 after a lengthy hard fought courageous battle with lung disease.
Beloved husband of Marjorie (Arnold) (predeceased April 2013) for over 71 years.
Cherished father of Marie Kirk (husband Harold).
Survived by sister in law Jean Siberry,
and several nieces and nephews.

From a very young age Elgin worked hard, rarely taking time for pleasures.  He and Marjorie were organic farmers.  Over the years he worked at many other short term jobs, such as logging camps, digging the Sandfield Fish Ponds, Manitoulin Telephone, and for 21 seasons he worked mainly as a groundsman for the Ontario Hydro line crew, retiring in December 1981.

He enjoyed his work horses, watching horse pulls, visiting, reading the Island's newspapers, planting and harvesting abundant crops of potatoes and peas, which he shared with many.

While we'll no longer share in his knowledge and words of wisdom, he has left many treasured memories, teachings and positive influences for those who knew him well and loved him dearly.

Visitation will be from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on Thursday July 3 at the Triangle Senior Citizen's Club Hall, Hwy 542A Tehkummah.
Funeral Service
at the Hall on Friday July 4, 2014 at 2:00pm
Interment beside his wife at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
If so desired, donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Assoc. (Sudbury Branch), the Lung Association or charity of your choice.

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Diana and Williard Pyette
   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
Our sincere condolences Marie. Elgin was such a great part of our community. An awesome man, whom would have seen so many changes is his life time. He will be truly missed.

Connie Cresswell
   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
Sending my Condolences to Marie and the Martin family .the photo of Elgin is lovely and the info so nice as he was hard working .May God Bless the family in your time of sorrow.Love to you all Connie Hugs +++

roberta cress
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Sending our sympathy to you Marie. Larry.and Roberta.

Linda Hagen
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
Sorry to hear of your father's passing. You were a devoted and caring daughter to both of your parents.

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