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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: Muriel Hoffman
Relation: Uncle and Laurine’s brother

We are deeply sadden for the passing of Uncle Bernie. He was a great man and always joking around. Darrell and family have fond memories of the years going to the farm ,family gatherings! Darrell,Brent, Laurine,Muriel,Ryan and David

From: Aline Martin
Relation: Friend

Blanche, we know you will miss Bernie’s presence in your life but the many wonderful memories you have of your many years together will bring healing to your heart…Denis & Aline Martin

From: Allan and Shirley Tkachyk
Relation: Friend

To the Martin family, our condolences to all of you and our thoughts are with you.

From: Ingrid/Brent Pestana
Relation: Uncle

May the memories of your Husband, Dad bring you comfort and peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the family at this time. Hugs to all~

From: Susan Kaprowski
Relation: Former neighbor

Sorry to see that Bernie has passed away. My sympathy to the family and friends.

From: Evie Pysyk (Popowich)
Relation: family friend

Blanch and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of Bernie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: Wade and Natalie Mulkay
Relation: Friend

Our condolences to the Martin family it was a pleasure knowing Bernie and working for him, we have many fond memories of him. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

From: Andrea and Paul Upham
Relation: Friend

Sending the entire Martin family our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.

From: Ajmer Gill

very sorry about the passing of your dad . Owen you and your family are in our thoughts

From: Bev &Chris , Deb & Gerald, Carol & Francois, Helen & Charlie, Sharon & Laurie
Relation: Family friend

We the family of the late Peter Burak were saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing. Bernie was a very special friend to our dad, spending several hours visiting and reminiscing of years gone by. Dad and Bernie enjoyed having coffee at the Coop , visiting with many others . Once dad was no longer able to go to the Coop, Bernie would stop over at dads and they would enjoy each other’s company, having coffee, sometimes it was stronger than coffee, watching Judge Judy and even at times got into a spirited debate! Often when we would stop by to visit with dad , Bernie would be there and always enjoyed visiting with us as well , always extending greetings to the rest of the family or extending an invitation to stop by anytime . Bernie and Blanche ‘s door was always open to all ! We hold a special place in our heart for Bernie , he will be truly missed. Blanche and family ,please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers , if be could , we would be there to hug you and let you know in person how saddened we are and we will be forever grateful that Bernie was such a good friend to our dad! Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all! 🙏💔💞💞

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