Glen Martin

June 14, 1940 - August 11, 2019

Funeral Details: Thursday August 22, 2019 from 5 pm - 9 pm Liberty North

In Memory of Glen Martin

Glen Martin, founder of Glen Martin Limited in Barrie, died at home on Saturday August 10th in his 80th year. He died with grace and dignity, surrounded by his loving family.

Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and was a very proud Scotsman. He came to Canada in 1966 and then moved to Barrie to start a family in 1969.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 49 years Murielle Martin, son Scott Martin (Maureen LeGendre) and daughter Lisa Martin. He was a proud granddad to Cameron, Connor and James Martin who added light to his life, especially in his last days. Glen was also adored by his granddog Buddy who stayed by his side during his final days, and misses him dearly. He will be sadly missed by his sister Nancy Dalziel, sister-in-law Huguette Goudreault (Jacques) and sister-in-law Denise Bidégaré (Clement). Glen also had many nieces and nephews who were dear to him, that he spoke of fondly.

He was a hard-working, tenacious and passionate man. He was a storyteller who enjoyed making people laugh. Glen was truly “the man who never met a stranger”. Glen bravely fought primary sclerosing cholangitis for many years before his diagnosis in February of cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile ducts.

We would like to thank our family and friends for their support during this difficult time. A special thank you to Dr. Jacky Lai and his wonderful palliative care team who provided endless care and support to our Glen. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Adam Gladwish, his radiation oncologist, who gave dad comfort during his illness.

Mr. Glen Martin will continue to “struggle on” in our hearts forever.

In honour of Glen, a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday August 22nd, from 5 pm to 9 pm, at Liberty North (100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, Ontario). A tribute will be held at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe

CONDOLENCES

13 Condolences
  • Corey Whitley
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Reply

    Prayers to Murielle, Scott and Lisa and all their family. Love our neighbors. ❤️

  • Angela Haigh
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Reply

    Glen was such a good person and he always made me laugh. A family man true and true.
    Love
    Angela

  • Jodey Hudson
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Reply

    Sending our love to you Murielle, Scott and Lisa and the rest of your family.

  • Gaston et Clémence Martin
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Reply

    À toi Murielle ,Scott Lisa et les petits enfants nos plus sincères condoléances ,nous sommes avec vous dans la douleur. Quel homme ce Glen qui avait toujours le bon mot pour nous faire rire. Tu seras toujours parmi nous.

  • Isabelle Carrier
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Reply

    On behalf of Lise-Carrier and her family. We would like to offer our sincere condoleances to Muriel and her family. De la part de Lise-Ann Carrier et de sa famille nous offrons nos plus sinceres condoleances a Muriel et sa famille.

  • Ian Paterson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Reply

    Never easy to find the words that convey my thoughts at a time like this and so sorry doesn’t come close.

  • Ken & Kathy French
    Posted on: Friday, August 16, 2019 Reply

    Our sincerest condolences to the Martin family. We are unable to celebrate Glen’s life with you on Thursday but will always remember him fondly from our wonderful Hambly Court days.

  • Diane Bureau
    Posted on: Friday, August 16, 2019 Reply

    Toutes nos pensées vers vous sont tournées pour vous apporter un peu de réconfort dans l’épreuve que vous vivez. Se joignent à moi, ma mère Claire Baillargeon et ma famille pour vous témoigner nos plus sincères condoléances. “Une personne chère ne nous quitte jamais… Elle vit au plus profond de notre coeur et pour la revoir, il suffit de fermer les yeux… ” Reposez en paix M. Martin 🙁

  • Diane Bureau
    Posted on: Friday, August 16, 2019 Reply

    Toutes nos pensées vers vous sont tournées pour vous apporter un peu de réconfort dans l’épreuve que vous vivez. Se joignent à moi, ma mère Claire Baillargeon et ma famille pour vous témoigner nos plus sincères condoléances. ” Une personne chère ne nous quitte jamais… Elle vit au plus profond de notre coeur et pour la revoir, il suffit de fermer les yeux…” Reposez en paix M. Martin 🙁

  • Susan & Marshall Green
    Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2019 Reply

    Although we had lost contact with Glen over the years (except the occasional meeting at the Farmers Market) we had much respect and admiration for the hard working, always smiling Scotsman. Our heartfelt condolences to Murielle.

  • Susan & Marshall Green
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Reply

    Although we have only run into Glen occasionally over the years we always enjoyed his honest insights and sense of humour . Our sincere condolences to Murielle.

  • Beth
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    My condolences to all of the Martin family during this time. May his celebration of life tomorrow bring peace, love and fond memories of such a cherished man.

    Regards,

    Beth

  • Bonnie Kitchen
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Glen was always so polite and had stories to tell and could always make everyone smile. He will be missed by everyone

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