← View All Obituaries


Obituary Notification

Enter your email if you would like to be notified when a new obituary is posted.

← View All Obituaries


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


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

Pages: 1234

From: David Inscho and Frances Inscho
Relation: Friend

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Bernie’s family at this time of profound loss.

From: Russell and Florence Van Riper
Relation: friends

Our condolences to Blanch and family. We are sorry for your loss. Bernie and you were special friends and neighbors with my Dad.

From: Clifford & Shirley S Ambler
Relation: neighbour

Our sincere sympathy to Blanche and the family.

From: Lois Doering

Blanch, and family …sincere condolences in your loss. We are thankful and remember the friendship that was shared by Bernie ( and Blanch ) with Mom and Dad D. It meant a lot to them.

From: Odette Misiewich
Relation: friend

I’ve known Bernie and his siblings all my life as we grew up on farms a half mile apart.
It’s with sad hearts that Bill and I extend to you, Blanch, and the rest of your family, our deepest condolence and sympathy. Odette and Bill Misiewich

Relation: friend

So saddened when i heard of Bernie’s passing my first thoughts were of his wife Blanch and all the families. Sincere condolences to everyone at this trying time. Bernie was a fighter and a good man. Really going to miss our coffee chats and the laughs we had! RIP Bernie i hope your pain/suffering is gone but our memories of you continue with all the stories and reminiscing….

From: Deanna Krankowsky
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

From: Temple Ellis
Relation: Friend of the family

I am so sorry at the loss of your husband, Blanche he was always such an amazing person. I know that you and your family will miss him. Know that you are in our prayers.

From: Bruce Desmond
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathy to Blanch , Owen , Evan , Fern , Laurel , Heather and all of their families. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. I have fond memories of the time I spent at your family farm and the visits between our families.Hopefully at some time we can get together to share memories and celebrate the life of Bernie, a great man. Marion and I send our deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Bernie.

From: Connie Eisner & Ray Lafortune
Relation: My parents were neighbours of Blanche & Bernie

Blanche & family: deepest condolences to all of you in this difficult time. We will always remember Bernie as a kind, funny fellow.

Pages: 1234

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Order direct from a local florist:

The Jungle Flowers & Gifts
4921 – 50 Avenue (across from Post Office)
St. Paul, AB.
Telephone: 780-645-3544
Toll Free: 1-877-335-3544

Floral Enchantment
4910 – 50 Avenue (next to Post Office)
St. Paul, AB.
Telephone: 780-645-5159
Toll Free: 1-866-645-5159

Please have the name of the deceased and the date of the service for handy reference.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Bernie MARTIN

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Obituaries