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December 15, 1931 - January 6, 2021


It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother & friend. Bernie Martin passed away on January 6, 2021 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Blanch (nee Emery); 5 children, Owen (Judy) Martin, Evan (Gail) Martin, Fern (Bryan) Hewitt, Laurel (Randy) Olchowy & Heather (Wayne) Himschoot; 8 grandchildren, Sandra Martin, Barrett Haddow, Genevera (Johnathan) Hunt, Tannele (Brent) Jacobson, Candace (Darrel) Thompson, Carson & Austin Himschoot, & Zachary Cooper; 9 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Danica, Mikayla, Tavian, Hayden, Parker, Aubree, Deacon & Avery; and 2 sisters, Laurine Hoffman & Laura Erickson. Bernie was predeceased by his granddaughter-in-law, Jenn Haddow; & brother, Glen. Bernie was a hard-working farmer in the Sugden area for many years, and moved to St. Paul in the late nineties. Bernie had many friends, and loved to joke, laugh, socialize & play cards. A Memorial of Bernie’s Life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Clarence&Dorothy Johnson
Relation: Friend

Our condolences to you Blanch and family, we will miss this joyful fellow

From: Anne and Garry Himschoot
Relation: Friend

To Blanche, Owen, Evan, Fern, Laurel, Heather and Families, we are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. We remember the camping visits at Fork Lake and Garner Lake, the 50th Anniversary party and the 60th Anniversary party and cherish those memories of Bernie. He was such a personable man, always a smile and in good humour. He treated us so well. And he was so proud of all his family. We grieve with you and he will be deeply missed. We offer our sincere condolences to you and are thinking of you in your time of deep sorrow. Garry and Anne Himschoot

From: Michelle (Maheu)Hedrick
Relation: Family Friend

To Blanch, Owen, Fern, Evan, Heather, Laurel, the spouses and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. I send my sincere condolences to you all, I’m so sorry for this incredibly sad loss to your family 😢Bernie was a funny, out going , loving man and I know he will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

From: Dave and Sheila Maheu
Relation: Family friend

To Blanch Owen Evan fern Laurel and Heather, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. So sorry for your loss. Bernie was a great man. Loved the visits together at all times. We considered Bernie and all the family part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Bernie will forever be in our hearts.

From: Sonia Onyschuk
Relation: Friends

Sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing…he was always a pleasure to meet up with.. always a handshake and smile and pleasant conversation… our condolences to his wife and family from Sonia and Nick Onyschuk

From: Michael & Judy Katerenchuk
Relation: Family friend

Blanch, Owen, Evan, Fern, Laurel, Heather & families, we were extremely saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing. We have so many happy memories of times spent with all of you whether it was at a dine and dance at Sugden, enjoying visits at the farm (especially those aggravation games right Blanch) or just meeting up in general at a family gathering. Bernie was such an amazing man, always full of fun and will be missed dearly. Love Michael & Judy

From: Robert & Shelley Tymofichuk and Family
Relation: Mr. Martin is a father-in-law to our cousin.

Sincerest Condolences to the Martin Family. May you find comfort in all of your precious memories that you hold close to your heart.

From: Tannele Jacobson
Relation: Grandpa

Grandpa. I wish I was able to see you and get one last hug. Spending time with you and grandma on the farm or even in St.Paul was some of my funnest childhood memories. I loved going to the neighbours with you grandpa, or walking out to the mailbox together. May not seem fun to most kids now, but going to the Co-op and sitting with you and your friends having coffee will always be a fond memory for me. Since we moved to our acreage and had our first live Christmas tree, I was reminded of the many live trees you would get for grandma. Such love you had for grandma. Remember the time we went in the truck, up and down roads looking for the prefect tree to plant out the front window on the farm? I can’t remember how long we were out for, but we got a great tree, dug it up, brought it home, and planted it. You named it the Tannele tree. As soon as spring comes, I am going to plant a tree and call it Grandpa. 💙 I told grandma she should sleep with your rainbow blanket. One day to, I hope to sleep with your rainbow blankie. I will miss you deeply, as so many will grandpa. I love you. Much love and god bless.

From: Lindsey Elliott
Relation: Friends of the family

My deepest condolences to you all. Cherish all the great memories of him 💜 hugs to you all.

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