Martin died peacefully at Sunridge Place in Duncan. He was a quiet, cheerful man, loyal husband, and loving father. Martin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, and their seven children: Blaise (Sonia), Roni Costello (Brian), Lori Olson (Ken), Dan (Tracy), Mark (Maureen), Krista Leigh, and Tara Zinkan (Ted). Martin and Pat have thirty-one grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Ken and Bernard, and leaves a sister, Pat, in West Vancouver
Martin was raised in Victoria and lived for the last 40 years in Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay, where he worked as a builder.
In the elder days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the Gods see everywhere.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A prayer service will be held on Thursday December 22, 6:30 pm in St. Francis Xavier Church at 790 Kilmalu Rd. in Mill Bay. The funeral and burial will be Friday December 23, 2 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Reception to follow at the Mill Bay Community Hall, 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road.
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