Martin Eric Carl

October 9, 1959 - May 14, 2020

Funeral Details: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Martin Carl, beloved husband, father, son, best friend, coach, teacher, and ultimate sports fan passed away suddenly in his sleep on Thursday, May 14th at his home.  Martin’s parents, June and Erik Carl, emigrated to Canada in 1956 with Martin’s two older brothers Niels (1951) and Jens (1954).  In 1959, Martin was born in Toronto.  He attended Thorncliffe Park Public School until the beginning of grade four.  His parents bought their first home on Manor Road and Martin attended Maurice Cody Junior Public School. Martin graduated from Northern Secondary School where he played football and was also the Student Council President.  After graduation he moved to Thunder Bay where he attended Lakehead University.  Upon completing his degree in Business Administration he returned to Toronto and worked in a professional business setting for one summer.  That was enough to convince Martin that the world of business was not for him, so he returned to Lakehead University to obtain a Bachelor of Education degree. Thank goodness - for so many reasons - that he decided to become a teacher and coach! It was during these years of going to University and working at The Keg that he met his beloved wife Eileen.  They worked at the Keg throughout university and made many lifelong friends!  Together they finished their education degrees and moved to Barrie in 1984 to look for teaching jobs.  They did not know one person in the Barrie area when they arrived.  After supply teaching for a year, Martin was hired by the SCDSB to teach at Robert Thompson Youth Centre near Cookstown.  He taught at Alliston Union for several years, along with his wife Eileen.  After several years in the elementary panel Martin switched to the secondary panel where he taught for one year in Orillia at ODCVI.  In 1990 he began his long tenure at Eastview Secondary where he taught Business, Life Skills, Careers, Guidance, and Special Education.  He coached Football, Girls Hockey and Girls Slo-Pitch for 29 years.  In addition to coaching at the school level, Martin was involved at the county and provincial level where he advocated passionately to promote athletics. He was the driving force behind countywide tournaments that promoted school spirit and fun but also raised funds for charity.  His two daughters Mackenzie and Whitney were fortunate enough to be coached by their Dad throughout their entire lives including their high school years.  He also fundraised at the Barrie Bingo Hall for over twenty five years.  These proceeds supported Eastview Athletics.  Martin retired in June of 2019 officially but continued to work for the school board until December of 2019 as their Athletic Coordinator. Martin’s father Erik Carl passed away on April 30th, of this year. Martin generously and selflessly looked after and supported his dad until Erik’s passing. His dad lived to be almost 95 years old.  Martin is survived by his wife Eileen, daughters Mackenzie (Jake), granddaughter Pearl, Whitney (Evan), brothers Niels, and Jens, nieces and nephews Angela (Don), great nephew Dillon, Emily, Christian (Curniss), Jessica, and Eric.  Martin was a dedicated husband and father first and foremost.  He treasured his beloved wife, Eileen, with whom he shared 40 happy years.  Together they shared many hobbies: sports, travel, culture, music and the arts.  They created a beautiful and loving family with daughters Mackenzie and Whitney.  Martin embraced every moment with them.  He was delighted when Mackenzie and her public school sweetheart Jake were married.  He was equally thrilled when Whitney’s fiancé Evan proposed on a beach during a family vacation to Denmark.  He especially loved his role as Papa to his granddaughter Pearl, who was born in 2019.  Arriving in Barrie as newcomers with no connections in 1984, Martin and Eileen built an enormous network of friends and colleagues.  Humour, affection and love were the foundation of the family they built, and these values became part of the countless rich relationships Martin cultivated over the years.  He was a Leafs/Argos/Bills/Jays and Raptors superfan who shared his passion for sports with his family and his incredibly wide circle of friends.  Martin also enjoyed playing many sports such as hockey, slo-pitch, and golf from a very young age.  He was involved in many leagues, serving as a convenor and a commissioner as well as a player, participating with his many friends as well as his two sons-in-law.  Many thanks to the SCDSB and the senior administration team for their support and acknowledgement of Martin’s work as a sports advocate, mentor, coach, and educator.  He was truly grateful for their support and friendship. In lieu of flowers, or charitable donations, Martin would have been honoured if instead you would go forward and do something to contribute to your community.  Help someone in need, coach a team, volunteer, notice someone, and reach out.  Martin’s outstanding contribution to others is his legacy.  He lived his life with gratitude, selflessness and an appreciation for his rich relationships.  You have enriched our lives and we are eternally grateful - God Bless you, Dad/Martin for having you in our lives for as long as we did.  Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

 

Peaceful Transition Simcoe

CONDOLENCES

119 Condolences
  • Tom Fontaine
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    What a loss. What a man. I miss him terribly but will be forever grateful for the times we shared. All will attest to his immense contributions to community, but I will miss the laughter most of all. Go in peace, my dear friend.

  • David Cannon
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    All true, you will be missed Mr. Carl. Our condolences to the Carl family. You will be truly remembered by all you touched.

  • D. Halliday
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    A life of impact.

    Thanks to Martin and Eileen for making a difference in the lives of our students and staff!

    Holding your family close in my heart this weekend.

  • Diane & Frank Bellissimo
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences at this most difficult time. Martin was a special person that we were all so blessed to know. He gave us all so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever.

  • Lucas, Ryan, Lucas and Brad Turner
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney,
    We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss, especially during such a challenging time. Cherish all of the amazing memories, hold them close, and share them often. Remember with love, everything that Martin had given to your family and his community. Take care of each other. Lucas, Ryan, Michelle and Brad Turner

  • Lisa Foreman
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    My thoughts, prayers and my heart go out to Eileen, MacKenzie, Whitney- his entire family. I am incredibly grateful for the time I shared with Martin. He was a good friend.

    I miss him already ❤️

  • John Dance
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    I am still shaking my head.
    It is hard to believe Martin is not going to be there at the football field, the Kempenfelt Cup, and at the completion of the long awaited artificial turf field at the new high school.
    One of the proudest moments in my career was just last year when I was honoured to present to my friend, Martin, the Kelly Breedon Elliott Award for his selfless contributions to our schools and students, organizing and leading for his whole career.
    The photograph attached is that of Martin, Eileen, Whitney and Mackenzie at the GBSSA Annual Meeting last year. It was fantastic to see the love and the bond the family has, and the pride they all had in Martin’s accomplishments and the recognition.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Eileen and family. Martin was a good man and a great friend. He is missed

  • Peter Beacock
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    I am still shocked at this news. My heart is with Eileen and family at this incredibly difficult time. Martin has done so much for so many. He will be forever missed

  • Tracy Gough
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Whitney and Mackenzie,
    I am so sorry to have heard about your loss, Martin sounds like a wonderful man.
    The boys and I send our deepest condolences.

  • Huron Heights Warriors Football
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Coach Carl, your contributions to the Ontario Football community will not be forgotten. You will be missed.

  • Tracy & Andrew Sharpe
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Our sincere condolences to Eileen and the entire Carl family for your loss of both Martin and Erik.

  • Mandy Guthrie
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Oh Whitney and family, I am so sorry for your loss. For the short length of time I have known you Whitney I know how much you loved, and were loved, by your dad. While the days are hard now remember that your dad will always be with you and his love will help you carry on.

  • Dave Stewart
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    One of the most dedicated, genuine, kindhearted people I’ve met in education, it has been a privilege working alongside Martin. A tremendous loss to the community, friends, family and the countless students whose lives he touched. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Carl family.

  • Maria Revelis & Grayley McWatters
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and family, we are so heartbroken to have lost Martin far too soon. He made us laugh and always showed kindness. He will truly be missed and will be in our hearts forever 💕

  • Burke Erwin
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Martin was a mentor, role model and friend. We were on field rivals, but it was healthy and inspiring. As a younger teacher and coach I am so fortunate to have had colleagues in the Simcoe County community that have helped and shaped me to be a better teacher and coach. Martin was right at the top of the list. Martin was special. He was funny, forward thinking, a family man, and passionate. I am so thankful to have known him. He will be dearly missed. My heart go out to the Eastview community, and his friends and family.

  • Deb Manning
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Loved reading the story of Martins life. He was always larger than life at the Keg where I was lucky to have met Martin always next to Eileen, charming her. Our work shift flew by with his constant brilliance and humor. I always knew he would continue to touch lives wherever he went. Love seeing pictures his beautiful girls and of course Eileen, stunning as ever. So sorry for your loss and the world can’t be the same without him in it.

  • Allyson Jones
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    I was lucky to have been able to work with Martin at Eastview SS for the last 15 years. He greeted everyone with a smile. Martin was always looking to see how students could be included in sports at school. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney.

  • Allyson Desormeaux
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We are shocked and saddened by the news of Martin’s passing. We pray for strength as you start to say goodbye, holding fast to your many precious memories.
    Much love,
    Allyson, Keith, Parker and Abby Desormeaux

  • Doug Young
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Coach Carl was a great influence on my life. Both as a teacher and a coach I will remember lesson of his for the rest of my life. I’m deeply sorry for his loss and hope that you will draw a small comfort knowing how many lives he touched and how broad his influence was.

  • Tim Swain
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Always a friendly face and a person with whom I knew was genuine about all he did in life.
    My thoughts are with your family and friends Martin as you will be missed.

  • Kristian Joyce
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    I remember coach fondly. Though it’s been over 26 years I remember him takin me aside and telling me not to quit. I was ready to move up to senior and would be fine. No matter what happened he had my back. That is something I will alway remember.! Don’t give up!! You can do anything you put your mind to ! R.i.p. coach you will alway be fondly remembered!!

  • Paula Kowalchuk
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Martin was such an extremely funny, helpful and caring person. He could say more with an eyebrow raise than most people could with words. He will be greatly missed in the community, the school and by all who knew and loved him. I thank Martin for all his help in ESS. The world lost a great man… but heaven has earned fantastic coach. Until we meet again Martin. Much love and prayers to the Carl family for strength and healing. My deepest, deepest condolences.

  • Pam McIntyre
    Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie, and Whitney,
    Spending most of my career within earshot of your dad provided me with so much laughter, ribbing, friendship, bickering, but most of all caring support. What I learned over the years is that Martin was passionately in love with his family, and you all felt the exact same way. I’m so very sorry for your inconceivable loss. I will miss your dad always, and cherish the impact he has made in my life. Martin made me laugh, and brought levity during some of the most challenging times in our career. At the end of the day, no matter what, he knew he had his best friend, and two amazing young daughters to come home to. He taught me that having a loving supportive family behind you, meant you could give of your time and energy to help others. He did that over and over again.
    Martin, I want to keep talking as usual, cause I’m not quite sure how to say good bye. Love you. Rest In Peace but also stir up the pot where you are, I’m sure you have some great ideas already!

  • Paula and Jamie Urquhart
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to the Carl family. We had the pleasure of knowing Martin through teaching colleagues and friends…and Paula took her phys ed AQs courses with Martin. He was always jovial and genuine, a real gem.

  • Mackenzie Lloyd
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Mr. Carl was my teacher & guidance counsellor when I was in high school and I’m so grateful to have had him be a small part of my life! I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Denis Cantin
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and family.

    Martin has left an indelible mark on all of us! He will be remembered….

    Sandy & Denis

  • Deborah, Sarah, & Lilly Miller
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our sincere condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie & Whitney. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these challenging times!

  • J Greg Plyley
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    We all wish we could give the Carl family a hug right now! We are all proud and blessed to have known Marty and his family. He was a very wonderful, giving friend who added spark and joy to others lives.

  • Natasha McDonald
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Thank you for everything Coach. Thanks for your words of encouragement, your dedication to all that you did. Mr. Carl coaches me for 4 years in hockey, and being my guidance councillor and making sure I succeeded in life.
    You will be so missed.
    Sending my love to the Carl family. Your legacy will live on..

  • Gita Wassmer
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Martin was a wonderful person- cheerful, decent and grounded. As a coach he was fantastic with my son, and helped him to be the genuine person he is today. As a colleague and friend he brightened up my day with his warmth and caring. What a loss for this world to lose this beautiful soul. Always a teacher, Martin demonstrated a life well lived by example. My heart is broken for all those he left behind. Eileen, I am sending you strength and courage to face the challenges ahead. How blessed we all were to have Martin in our lives.

  • Willda Closs
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    He will be missed . He was a great asset to Eastview SS. Always had a smile on is face when I said good morning to him in the halls of Eastview. To his family my dear condolences for your loss god bless you all.

  • Teri Hart
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear about Martin. Brigham and Rowan had fond memories of him from Eastview. We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Much love to you all,
    Teri, Eric, Brigham, Rowan, Georgia and Sayre Hart

  • Linda Ayres
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen and Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Anita McDonald
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Heaven just became a better place.

  • Kim Foster (nee Tompkins)
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    What an amazing man Mr. Carl was. No matter what circumstances you found yourself in , you always knew this incredible man/teacher/coach had your back. I went to Eastview over 20 years ago and every peer that I have spoken too, agrees that hearing of his passing takes your breath away. That’s the impact he had on people. I speak for myself, my husband and my brothers that we are sending our most sincere condolences to Mr.Carl’s Family and friends.

  • Jordan Davie
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Rest In Peace coach Carl. I was fortunate enough to have played for him as well as had him as a teacher. He was a tremendous teacher and coach. He will be missed in the community but will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to all coach Carl’s family and friends.

  • Linda, Avery & Taylor Francis
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Martin Carl’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

    Avery, Taylor & Linda Francis

  • Gord Bambrick
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Martin’s smile, his booming voice, and good-natured banter were a big part of what made Eastview feel like family. He made an incredible contribution to the lives of so many others, especially those kids lucky enough to have had him as a coach or teacher. We are all so grateful to have known him.

  • Steve Fox
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    To Eileen and the girls,

    I went to Northern Secondary with Martin for 2.5 years. All my memories are good. I moved to Windsor and lost touch with so many from my growing up years.

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was much too young. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

    Steve Fox

  • Scott Webb and Dawn Stephens-Webb
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Martin was such a fantastic person. Having known him for more than 20 years, I still can’t imagine my life without him. I was lucky enough to call Martin a close friend and, because of that, I have so many wonderful memories of him – our friendly wagers on Leafs-Canadiens games, our annual Blue Jays road trips, our shared elation at the Raptors championship victory, and the simple pleasure of sharing a drink together. I’m sure many of you have beautiful memories of this incredible man too. So really, Martin will always be in our lives in that way. We are so, so fortunate to have known him. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Stacey Collins (Liam Abby Owen)
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Martin (Mr. Carl) was a remarkable influence on all the youth who had the opportunity to meet and connect with him. What an incredible example of genuine warmth, caring and citizenship they will always have to draw on. Thank you Martin!

    Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney, please accept our deepest sympathies. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and all your family and friends. Love from The Collins Family. Stacey, Steve, Liam, Abby, and Owen Collins.

  • Lisa Boate
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Whitney and Makenzie, my thoughts are with you. I’m so sorry for this tremendous loss. Looking at all the beautiful memories shows just how much your family is loved and supported. That’s what happens when you live life with kindness and joy.

  • David & Sue-Ellen Morrison
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    What an incredible legacy Martin has left behind. Our hearts go out to you for your loss that was far too soon. Martin helped make our community a better place, he will be missed by so many

  • Michelle Martins
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Sending our deepest condolences to the family and all who knew him. To Mrs.Piotrowski (Mackenzie) our hearts break for you. We wish you the most strength the world can give and have been thinking about you, and all, since we have heard the devastating news. Please know we will be keeping you in our thoughts daily, and will be praying for you and your family at our dinner table. We love you and can’t wait to see you soon. One thing I know without meeting your father is, that if he raised a woman like you then he must have been one magnificent man. Words can’t explain how sorry we are for you and your family.
    Love The Martins (Brooklynn) ❤️❤️

  • Colin Shawyer
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    What makes Martin special is though I had brief and few encounters with him at sporting and school transition events, he stood out to me. He had a large smile, a great laugh, and kind eyes. I felt like I knew him well. Those who were lucky to have more time with him, must be so very grateful. His memory will live on!

  • Lisa Macpherson
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and girls , so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you all. Big hugs,
    Lisa Macpherson

  • Dave Jardine
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I had the pleasure of meeting Martin and Eileen in 1990 or 1991 when the Barrie jouney was new. Cumberland st. I think was their first home. Through Sport or Eastview Alumni we would often connect.

    A perfect Gentleman with a great sense of hunour and of course unsellfish community commitment.

    Barrie is richer as a City as a result of Martin and Eileen choosing to make our City their home.

    My thoughts are with all three of you during this time.

  • Chris Samis
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    The wonderful tributes written here speak to Martin’s incredible impact on so many, including myself. His positive attitude, never-ending smile and his unmatched dedication to school athletics has left an incredible legacy in the hearts of so many he met. My thoughts are prayers are with Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney at this time.

  • Peter Sammon
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My sincerest condolences at this time. For so many years of rain, hail and snow on the football field then moving inside to the warmth of the hockey rink, I always enjoyed the competition and sportsmanship that Martin brought to the games that he hosted and the championships he convened. Win or lose he was an advocate for kids and sports and his impact will be endless.

  • Colin Richardson
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    It was with great sadness and shock that I heard of Martin’s passing. Although not a close friend, I was extremely fortunate to have spent plenty of time with Eileen and him (and many kooky, fun-loving others), back in the Thunder Bay days and when I first moved to Toronto many moons ago. I was able to connect with Martin on a few occasions later in life, as he remained true to himself, his family, friends and life. After reading the loving tributes to him, an affectionate fondness returned, along with his spirit and love of life.
    As I said to one of his close Barrie friends and fellow retiree, he has left an indelible mark on not only his loving family, but his friends, students, colleagues and the entire Barrie community. His selflessness and inspiration will live on in those he touched, including myself. In an increasing cynical world, he was the antithesis, always positive, funny, intelligent, personable to name just a few of his beautiful, admirable attributes.
    The occasionally time-worn phrase “Gone, but not forgotten” has never been more appropriate with Martin.
    With deepest sympathies and love to Eileen, family and all those who were able to spend time with his physical being and soul.
    Colin

  • Howard Mitchell
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to the Carl Family. Mr Carl the true love , encouragement and empowerment of our kids with never be forgotten. Amen

  • Chris Alexander
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Sending condolences and love to Eileen, Mackenzie, and Whitney.
    I was a teacher at Shanty Bay Public School when I was starting my family. I saw in Martin the kind of father I wanted to be and in the girls the kind of kids I wanted to raise.
    Father-Coach-Teacher. Martin will be greatly missed.
    The Alexander Family

  • Ian Strath
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    On behalf of Shanty Bay Public School: the staff, the students and families, I wish the Carl family peace and comfort as they grieve the loss of Martin. He leaves us too soon. He leaves us all with a legacy of what a life based upon commitment, tenacity, patience and kindness can be. His wonderful family is testimony to who he was. Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and the entire Carl family we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Jane Dewar
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    One of the great ones! This shock is hitting us like waves, and with each another happy memory: bringing the TNL dream alive; splitting his pants in the gym; corralling staff in the staff room to help with this, or that; Coach Carl’s sideline pep talk; a pop quiz on April fool’s day; a happy reunion at the Board office. Marty knew that teaching was all about building relationships. It’s clear that he did this in all areas of his life. And it’s why he will be missed so fiercely by so many.

  • Trish Pollock
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and family, please accept our most sincere condolences. It was always a pleasure to see you all at the rink(s). We’ve seen a few. Martin always had a ready smile.
    As you have seen from this tragedy Martin was well loved in his community. His hard work in anything he took on did not go unnoticed. He was dedicated to his family his school and his community.
    He will be missed.
    Trish, Hailey and Hannah Pollock

  • Gary Maw
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My deepest sympathy to you Eileen, and your family. Martin and I spent many fun times at Leaf and Blue Jay games but my fondest memory will always be of the times, in his office, when he would say ‘get in here and close the door’. From one jock to another, Martin, you will be missed.

  • Alex. Macdonald
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie , Whitney, and family. Martin was a pillar. His passing leaves a big hole in the community.
    Martin Carl will be missed by many. 💐

  • Rob Broley
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    To the Carl family Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney and your families, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this challenging time. I will be forever blessed for the time I spent with Marty over the years at Eastview and all those baseball trips. He was not only a great friend but also a guardian of mine throughout my years of teaching with him. His impact on the community is immeasurable, his passion – infinite, his caring- too vast to quantify, his laughter – addictive. I will miss you and all the laughter, discussions and euchre games and time spent together so much and my heart is truly broken. Thank you Martin for letting me in on your amazing world and being such a great role model and friend to me, rest in peace my friend.

  • The Sclater Family
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    ❤️Eileen; Mackenzie, Jake & Pearl; Whitney & Evan; and the Extended Carl Family:

    Lucky. That would be the word to describe students and families, when Eileen came to Johnson Street. This placement set off a cherished friendship with the Carls. Getting to know you, Eileen, Martin and your girls was a blessing. Johnson & WR were lucky to have you as Principal, as Eastview was to have Martin, as your girls’ schools are to have them. Students, families, colleauges, peers and community members were fortunate to have his influence, inspiration and devotion to his many roles. I know that this was not and is not taken for granted by any of us. The family business – the teaching legacy – continues through you, Mac and Whit. You have the very best of both of your parents. It’s impossible to reference Martin, without each of you and your mom, so we will not even attempt to do so. A strong, loving family’s lives profoundly intersect.

    Selfless. Acts of giving to others. Many visible and so many more behind-the-scenes. Thank you to Martin and to your family for your thoughtfulness. Always and in so many ways. Individuals, families, institutions and communities are all so much better for Martin and the Carl Family.

    Adored. The sentiment that you share with each other. One of my favourite pics of any couple is that old pic of you and Martin, Eileen. The first time that I saw it so many years ago, I simply thought, “Goals”. You two up in Thunder Bay, so in love…with your family, careers and contributions ahead of you. It’s the same look that you have in this photo that we attached from your retirement, with you gazing at Martin, as he adoringly (and humorously) honoured you in front of those who love and care for you and your family. The same look that you have as parents (and grandparents). The same feeling that so many have for Martin and for your family.

    Esteemed. Martin was respected by so many. Many colleagues, friends, students and families are endebted to him for all of his contributions. Coaches who coached with him and those who coached against, friends, colleagues in Simcoe County and across Ontario all hold admiration for Martin’s efforts, contributions, advocacy, advice, mentorship and care. Martin made that a lasting impact.

    Enough. This is what is now lacking. Not enough words to share how sorry we are for your loss. For the loss of Martin on this world and, mostly, on others. Not enough time for anyone who benefitted from knowing Martin. Not enough time for any of you with him. Not enough family occasions, big moments or seemingly small ones. Not enough humility for any of us to truly honour Martin through words. Instead, it will be sought in actions. A perfect request by you, to contribute to one’s community. To reach out in positive ways. To humbly attempt to honour Martin by seeking opportunities to impact change, make connections, build relationships and spread care in a manner that reflects his life and that would make him proud.

    Some people are idealized by others. Martin was as authentic and genuine as they come. He consistently demonstrated the same amazing qualities to everyone. Martin will be deeply missed by so many, our family among them.

    All of our love, hugs and prayers,

    ❤️ Stephen, Laura, Connor, Muskoka & the Extended Sclater Family xoxo

  • Tim Moffatt
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I am stunned, and will be for some time over Martin’s passing. He was, in short, what I envision teachers to be. His all round commitment to his students and his players deserves and demands respect. He changed lives. He gave freely to others. He did so with humility and humour. He was a special person who always made me laugh with his booming voice and jokes when we coached against each other. He was one of those people who made others want to be better people by the example he set. The notion of passing something good forward is pure Martin and a perfect way to honor someone’s life and purpose.

  • Tim Payne
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I came into the Eastview SS family the same fall as Martin did, 1990, into the Life Skills program. As the years went by, it became obvious how versatile the man was. As stated by others, he wore the various hats of teacher, mentor, councillor, coach, administrator, convenor, advisor, collaborator, cheerleader, and some more identities that I can not think of presently.
    An outstanding individual in all walks of life, rest in peace Martin.

  • Merv and Judi Bolton
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My path crossed Martin’s in and about the gyms at Eastview in my last years on staff. Martin and Mark coached football and I could see the dedication and commitment both had to the game and teams. My (Merv Bolton) condolences to Martin’s family.
    I (Judi) didn’t know Martin but I did have grand children in W. R. Best P.S. I had opportunities to pick Carter and Lauren up at the school and I was truly impressed with the Principal, whom I later found out was Mrs. Carl.
    The atmosphere in that school was so friendly and caring, the students were so happy and polite, I was truly impressed! I did meet Mrs. Carl briefly at those times and she left me with a feeling that W. R. Best was in the BEST of hands.
    I am sorry for your loss Mrs. Carl but I know that the love you and your family share will bring you great comfort in the days to come.

  • Ann Honeywood
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    To the entire Carl family my heart grieves on the sudden loss of such a special man. A man that made a difference to so many. As a football mom I watched from the sidelines of all of the Eastview games…..even in the rain! May I leave you with this message that hopefully echos the sentiments of so many.

    Some people come into our lives

    And quickly go ~

    Some people move our souls to dance.

    They awaken us

    to new understanding

    with the passing whisper of their wisdom.

    Some people make the sky more

    beautiful to gaze upon.

    They stay in our lives for awhile, leave

    Footprints in our hearts and we are never,

    ever, the same.

  • Richard M House
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen,Mackenzie and Whitney
    I am so sorry for you’re loss.Martin was at the top of my list for the good people I have known.
    In the years we spent in the BWHA,meeting the Carl family was special to us.I could always count on Martin for his ” insights” to our coaching styles win or loose,such a character.I can’t ever remember him not smiling or joking whenever we were at the rink,He will be missed by all that he met,and remembered fondly.

  • Janis Medysky
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My sincere condolences to Eileen, Whitney and Mackenzie. Martin’s many contributions to the students of SCDSB were outstanding and authentic. His legacy will live on in those students and within his loving family.

  • Warren Harris
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to the Carl family during this difficult time. We are very saddened to hear of Martins passing and our hearts go out to Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney. Our daughters appreciated his support as well as his sense of humour during their time at Eastview S.S.

    Thinking of you.

    Warren, Mary, Emily & Malorie Harris

  • Brian Hendry
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    My deepest condolences to the Carl family. Martin was an incredible mentor for me as a young teacher and coach at Eastview Secondary School. I will never forget his calm demeanour and ever present sense of humour. You were a great man, Martin, and will be deeply missed.

  • Alison Doherty
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    The sudden passing of Martin is just so very sad. I have many fond memories of the two of you at the Keg out at camp in Thunder Bay and when we all started our “adult” lives in the Toronto /Barrie area. Martin was one of a kind – so fun, warm and giving. He will truly be missed. My heart goes out to you and your family Eileen.

  • Robert & Rose Sporring
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eileen, MacKenzie and Whitney on sudden passing of Martin. Having worked at Eastview since 1972 until 1996 I got to know Martin but not well.
    When our great grandson started at Eastview almost 4 years ago, he wanted to play football, but being a short kid the coaches thought he was just to small. Martin and I had quite a few words over this and he finally agreed to a tryout and finally picked Robbie as part of the team. They got along very well and my hat was off to Martin for his patience with Robbie. We will miss Martin and know he will be missed terribly also.

  • Erik Morris
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I was and still am shocked to hear this sad news. When I first heard today, I thought about how we often take much for granted. I always think we’ll meet again and I’m so sad that that’s not the case now. I went to Northern Secondary with Martin and we are born in the same year. I knew him as student council president and as an awesome football player for the Northern Red Knights. We shared many laughs and camaraderie. Then life carried us in different directions and we did not meet again until I came to work at Eastview. He was my department chair and I was so grateful to meet up again. I moved to other schools but our paths came together many times in those 25 years and it was always a pleasure. I have great respect for Martin and although we both retired at the same time, I thought we would meet again and that is what I took for granted. I guess his final lesson to me is, enjoy and appreciate each other and the people you meet fully because there may not always be another time. My deepest condolences to Eileen and his daughters and all the people Martin touched in his time. He will be thought of and missed. Strength and healing to you in the days ahead.

  • Jeremy Cain
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    A truly sad time. Martin helped so many people and did so much good for our community. Someone so special, who has left such a lasting legacy, will truly be remembered forever. Thank you Martin for everything. A wonderful man, teacher, coach, mentor, and friend. You will be missed.

  • Deb and Dean Williamson
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Hi Eileen, Dean and I are so sad to hear of Martin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xo

  • Steve Kelman
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    I was devastated hearing the news that my friend and former colleague at Eastview SS, Martin Carl, had passed away. Just last June Lynn and I attended his retirement party, it was clear how many lives he had touched and how close he was to his family, his wife Eileen and his two daughters. Martin was a dedicated football coach at Eastview, as well as girls’ hockey and girls’ softball. He was also heavily involved in the organization of school sports in Simcoe County. He cared about “his” sports, but about everyone else’s too.

    I can’t begin to touch on all the things Martin did and the lives he touched. On a personal note, when I moved from Innisdale SS to Eastview in 1998, Martin was the first teacher to befriend me and make me feel welcome in my new school. Partly because he was recruiting me to help coach football, but mostly because he was such a good guy. Later on I was proud to have him coach my son Joe in football.

    In my own retirement, I was always glad to see Martin whenever I went back to Eastview. He would have a quick (opinionated) word to say about the Raptors, Blue Jays, the NFL, and always, always made me laugh with an anecdote or comment.

    Our hearts and prayers goes out to Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and family. Martin Carl will be missed by so many people.

    Steve and Lynn Kelman

  • Sara Cahill
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Mrs. Carl, My deepest condolences to you, your daughters and the entire Carl family. Our hearts and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Kirk, Sara, Cameron, Paige and Liam Cahill.

  • Peter Kirk
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and family.
    I have known Martin for 30 years. Martin was one of the finest colleagues I had the privilege of teaching and coaching with. His integrity, sense of humour and dedication was notable to all of us. We shared many days supporting each other in our respective sports program both at Eastview and countywide. He inspired many students and athletes on their life journey throughout their high school years and beyond.
    Sadly, Martin has left us too soon.
    May his memory live on in each of us.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Gayle and Peter Kirk

  • Kelly Breedon Elliott
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Martin was an absolute giant in education through school sport. I was fortunate to work with Martin on many projects and committees. His genuine love of students and student athletes lead him to be a life long advocate for school sport. As others have stated, he loved football hockey and slo pitch but advocated for all sports. He founded TNL and the Kempenfelt Cup in order to elevate the recognition for those kids striving for excellence. Martin was alll about providing opportunities for students. It is clear that everyone he worked with or coached or taught was impacted by him in a lasting meaningful way. My deepest sympathies to Ei;een and the entire Carl clan. Gone too soon but remembered forever… Kelly B-E

  • Charlotte Swift
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, I never met Martin but over the years, I heard stories of the his outstanding achievements. My prayers are with you and your family. Martin left a legacy and bar held high for all of us to strive for.

    Charlotte Swift

  • Pamela Lee
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen, MacKenzie, Whitney and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your cherished Dad’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. The mark that he made in this world is deep and inspirational. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Xx

  • Maisa Mazzawi Hearns
    Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020 Reply

    Mrs. Carl, my deepest condolences to you and the family. May Mr. Carl soul Rest In Peace.
    Gone far too soon!

  • Jill Mymko
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    I’m so sincerely sorry for your loss Eileen and send my deepest condolences to you, MacKenzie, Whitney and family. My heart is breaking for you all. Your husband touched the lives of many and I know his legacy will live on in yourself and your daughters. Sending love and strength during this most difficult time.

  • Kim Drury
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Eileen, and wish to send you my condolences.
    I had never met Martin, but heard from my sons at Eastview how deeply respected and loved he was.

    Kim Drury

  • Wendy Kelcey
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen and all of the family,
    Neil and I were so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Sending you all strength during this time.

  • Mary Marcolin
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen, Whitney, MacKenzie and family,
    My heart is with you as you navigate the unexpected course your lives have taken, as you continue to carry on Martin’s beautiful legacy. I wish you strength and courage to face these challenging days so that you may be comforted that Martin’s spirit is always with you. Heart-felt condolences and love to you and your family.

  • Barbara Ann Gauley
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and family. I’m so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. The times we played baseball together at Elmgrove and Alliston brings back many memories. The years pass but memories last forever. From myself, Darrell and Dean and families our deepest condolences.

  • Shawn Northcott
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Oh Eileen I am so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. He was always a friendly face and very welcoming to me when working at Eastview , or while you were out for a boat ride and visit with Cousin Doug.

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Shawn

  • Ryan Wilson
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    I’m still without words. Martin was such an incredible man, larger than life. He meant so much to so many people in so many different ways. To me Martin was that great leader that a young person or in my case, a young teacher could look up to. Solid as a rock. Always in control and always seemed to know the right things to say and the right things to do. To me, Martin was a great mentor and I’m so thankful to have known him and spent time learning from him at Eastview as well as at the hockey rink. I send my thoughts and prayers to his family. You’ll be greatly missed Martin.
    Rest in Peace.

  • Farida Jones
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney

    So deeply sorry for your heartbreaking loss of Martin. He was in my homeroom at Northern Secondary and was always funny, upbeat and a friend to all. What an amazing coincidence when your family moved to Shanty Bay and Mackenzie and Savannah became classmates and friends. Just so sad for you all.

  • Glen “Bonk” Smith
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Since hearing the tragic news of Martin’s passing I have been reflecting on how life unfolds. The paces we go. The things we do. But it’s the people and more importantly the friends that we develope along the way that matters. For that I am one very fortunate and luck guy.
    Life gets busy, people move, have families, jobs change and life flies by. For many of these reasons I am guilty of not keeping up with many of these friends that I have been blessed with. It has been many years since my days at Lakehead and the TBay Keg where I had the great fortune to have both Martin and Eileen enter my life. I am better for that opportunity.
    Thank you Martin for being my friend. You will be sorely missed by many. Rest easy.
    To Eileen, Whitney and Mackenzie my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hi old on to the positive memories and be well.

  • Nicole and Hugh Black
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Dear Eileen and family so sorry to hear about Martin. Our prayers 🙏and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. He was such a beautiful soul ❤

  • Terry and Maureen Thompson
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    We were very saddened to hear about the loss of Martin.
    He was always there for whoever needed help. He was instrumental in helping Delaney transition from Costa Rica to Eastview and helped her find her way at a new school. Always in our hearts and we pray for Eileen, Whitney and Mackenzie that you will find comfort in the days ahead.

  • Bill MacPherson
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Martin Carl was an exceptional individual. He was a friend to my family, a leader in the community and a kind and generous man. He carried with him a sense of humour and an optimism that he frequently shared with those who were fortunate enough to spend time in his presence. Martin was humble, competitive, caring and selfless. He was a tireless visionary. For those of us who continue to negotiate the challenges of life, Martin set the bar high . He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, educator, coach, and simply put , he was just one of the ” good guys “. Martin accomplished so much throughout his years with us. He had so much left to give. This is so sad .

  • Katie Cain
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    I don’t think anyone of us will ever truly know just how many lives Martin Carl touched. Reading and hearing the stories from so many people confirms the undeniable fact he spent his life selflessly improving the lives of those around him including his athletes and students, his colleagues, and his friends and family. Martin was always planting seeds wherever he went whether it was on the field, in the classroom or in the community. I feel so fortunate to be one of the lives Martin impacted tremendously. I truly believe not only my life but the lives of those who are close to me would not be the same had I not met Martin. Although I am still searching and trying to come to terms with this sudden loss, I know that I will continue to grow and learn from how Martin lived his life and continue to remember him by planting seeds. Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney I cannot put into words how sorry I am. My thoughts are with all of you and your families during this difficult time. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship now and forever.

  • Judy Bethune
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    Martin Carl was a huge bear of a guy. I will miss his giant hugs and quiet kindness. He was an amazing support and friend to my family always.
    And to so many others. The Hamilton Bethunes will miss you so much.
    Hope that you and Paul will be having a scotch and laugh together!
    So much love And condolences to Eileen and Whitney and Mackenzie from all of us.
    Your father was a great coach, sports fan, mentor, teacher and most importantly Dad and husband.
    All of our love

  • Lyne and Denis Poulin
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    We were so shocked to hear about Martin’s passing. Our condolences Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney. This is a difficult time and we will be thinking of you all your family and close friends who were like family, whom I know are feeling a deep sense of hurt and loss, as you are.
    Take great care, sending our love and hugs! Lyne and Denis xoxo

  • Bill Grant
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and the entire Carl family.
    What an amazing man Mr. Carl was. He was and is a fantastic role model and leader to so many people, including myself. I can’t think of another man that I know personally that has left such a positive influence on so many people. Even as adults, coaching or socializing along side each other, I always called him Mr. Carl. I had too much respect for him to call him by his first name. Rest in peace Mr. Carl.

  • Lynn and Nancy Stewart
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Reply

    We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Martin’s untimely passing. A man of his stature should never be taken so soon. Nancy and I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with you both and of earlier times that we shared with Martin at Lakehead. He was So caring, a GREAT friend and so much fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Lynn and Nancy

  • Sam and Jennifer Lowry
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss, Martin made a lasting impression on the world and will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Bruce and Charlene Wakewich
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney
    We are so blessed to have shared so many wonderful times with Martin. His wit, humour and insightful conversations were always welcomed at the cottage. Martin’s smile and laughter will be forever imprinted on our hearts. We will truly miss our dear friend. Deepest condolences and love to all of you.

  • Ross & Lori Harvey
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney,
    May the strength and love created through Martin help you now and forever. Martin was a big reason I ended up at Eastview, and for that I will forever be grateful. I’m glad I took the time to thank him for that. I will truly miss our Tuesday night Lookeroom encounters. Words will never express our shock and sadness.
    Ross and Lori

  • Erin Brumwell
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    A sinking feeling to hear of Mr. Carl’s passing. He was beloved by all and made an impact on so many people, in so many ways. He will long be remembered within the Eastview and Barrie community.

    Sending my deepest condolences to all of the family – especially Mackenzie of whom I shared many high school classes with.

  • The Lancaster Family
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    We want to send our sincere condolences to Eileen, Mackenzie, Jake & Pearl, and Whitney & Evan. Our family is saddened by this sudden news as we have warm memories of Martin as a neighbour, coach, and school-board colleague. He will be greatly missed and has made such a wide impact on our community. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you.

  • Hoang Nguyen
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    Deeply saddened by the passing of such an inspiring and beloved individual, who graced us with his presence through everyone that was fortunate to encounter him. He was a tremendous influence on many young lives, guiding them through troubling times and passing on valuable life lessons. I cherish the time we spent chatting about the game and life. Always primed with a smile and a sarcastic…but open heart! Coach Carl will never be forgotten. I share in your loss Carl family.
    “Fence and back”

  • Mike Howell
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Reply

    I am deeply saddened by Martin’s sudden passing. It is a true shock to all of us and a tragedy for his family. However, I am cheered by the fond remembrances of his friends. It is proof of a life well lived and a career invested in the well-being of others. We are lucky to have known him.

  • Kasia Dywanski
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May the love and support of your friends and community help you through this trying time. My prayers are with you Eileen and your beautiful family.

  • Nina Frederiksen
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Reply

    Please receive our sincere condolences, dearest family Carl! All the way from Denmark, I write to you in this dark hour! I and my family think of you all. May you gain strength and force to live with your grief. It is the ultimate goodbye, it seems .. but memories keep your loved one in sight! May Martin rest in peace. I remember our wonderful time together in Denmark, when you visited us last year. 😉 xoxoxoxoxox

    All the best, now and in the future. Love from Nina, Lars, Klaus, Ulla Frederiksen with families & Erik Kjeldbaek and family from Gran Canaria <3 xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Richard Moran
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to Elieen, Mackenzie, Whitney & the rest of Mr. Carl’s family members.
    I had the pleasure of knowing Coach Carl from my time at Eastview Secondary School where he was not only my football coach and teacher but also a friend. I cannot say anything that has not already been said about Mr. Carl aside from the fact that I had the utmost respect for him as a person, teacher, coach and mentor. God Bless you and your family Coach and hopefully you are at peace.

  • Richard Perrier
    Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    I will always remember the many get togethers with Martin at a Bills game or visits to Barrie. My deepest sympathy.

  • Larry and Mary-Ann Stewart
    Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020 Reply

    Hi Eileen:
    We are so shocked and saddened to here about Martin passing. Though we haven’t been in touch over the years the memories of our times together still resonate. They were great times. We know how much he loved you. It was unmistakable.
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences. May God be with you all through these difficult days.
    Larry and Mary-Ann Stewart

  • Owen, Joel and Carey Wass
    Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, Mackenzie and Whitney, Please accept heartfelt condolences on behalf of my sons and I. I feel fortunate to have known you and Martin over many years of teaching. Joel and Carey we’re acquainted with Martin through sports and have fond memories of some great football games between North and Eastview. Martin and I crossed paths not long ago and we had a chance to catch up a bit. I’m thankful to have had that opportunity. May he rest in peace.

  • Jacqueline Millage
    Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020 Reply

    Eileen, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Martin’s death. He was a lovely man and a dedicated teacher. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Jackie Millage (AUPS)

  • Carol Kline
    Posted on: Saturday, May 23, 2020 Reply

    I worked with Martin at Eastview SS in the Lifeskills program and feel so blessed to have shared some of life’s walk with him. He was a dedicated teacher who treated the students and staff with dignity and respect. His wonderful smile and sense of humour brought brightness to everyone. The world is a little darker now without him and he will be so missed.

  • Murray Deller
    Posted on: Sunday, May 24, 2020 Reply

    To the Carl family
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Martin’s sudden passing. I got to know him when I was treating Mackenzie and Whitney. He was a gracious gentleman and I always enjoyed talking sports with him. As my son played football for North I was always interested in following high school sports which I know Martin had a huge part in for the county. He was always trying to make things better for the kids and community. His push for a permanent track and stands is an example I remember.
    Again my condolences to you Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and the entire Carl family.
    A Good Man Gone Too Soon

  • Hazel Drury
    Posted on: Monday, May 25, 2020 Reply

    To dear Eileen
    As you prepare for each day ahead, I believe Martin’s positive guidance will be with you and guide you.
    Thinking of you, your girls and family on this journey.
    Sending you hugs and love. Hazel Drury

  • Lynne Aiken
    Posted on: Monday, May 25, 2020 Reply

    Eileen and family,

    So sorry to hear about Martin. He was always a great leader and a fair competitor. Jack and I have good memories from the baseball fields; playing both with and against you and Martin. It is certain that Martin left a positive mark in the hearts and minds of many at Alliston Union Public School.

  • Megan Lowry and Emilié and Brittany Lowry
    Posted on: Monday, May 25, 2020 Reply

    Mr. Carl will forever be our favourite hockey coach! So many amazing memories from our high school years were with both Mackenzie, Whitney and with Mr. Carl.

    Thinking of all of you in this difficult time, Mack, Whit and Eileen.

    Sending all our love

  • Bill Hamilton
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Reply

    As a school bus driver it was always my pleasure to have “Coach Carl“ aboard my bus on one of my sports charter trips.
    I knew any team of his would be a well behaved and respectful group of young people. He would take the time to acknowledge me
    with a warm greeting and engage in friendly chat while waiting for stragglers to board. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family,
    friends, colleagues and students on the loss of such a fine man.

  • Mary Balderston
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. The last time I spoke with Martin was at Mom’s Restaurant where he was having lunch with his Dad. He was a lovely man. Our sincere condolences.

  • Scott & Sue Giovannetti
    Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Reply

    It’s hard to find the words to express how sorry we are about the loss of Martin. You both have been very important in all of our children’s lives.
    Scott is truly grateful for the season of football that they just coached together. That time will be treasured forever!
    We admire you both and are heartbroken with this sudden loss.
    Our thoughts are with Eileen, Whitney and fiancé MacKenzie & Jake and the rest of the family at this very difficult time. 💕

  • Dan Hughes
    Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2020 Reply

    For anyone that knew Martin.. he will be in our hearts & minds forever.

    For Eileen, Mackenzie, Whitney and the rest of the family.. you are his love.

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