Patrick ‘Pat’ Martin was born on December 29th, 1925 in Trail, BC and passed away peacefully on July 11, 2015 in Trail.
He is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Jean, and his brothers Irvin and Earl as well as his son-in-law Jack.
Pat is survived by his son Pat (Victoria) and daughter Donna, his grandchildren Jarrod (Angela), Michael (Frankie), Catherine and Jessica, and great-grandchildren Celes, Abby and Matthew.
He grew up in Rossland and was very active in hockey, lacrosse, baseball and basketball as a youngster. In his retirement years he enjoyed golfing and curling. Pat joined the Royal Canadian navy in 1943 and served on the HMS Iroquois and HMS St. Theresa. He was extremely proud to have served his country and was a loyal and lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #11. Pat worked as part of the smoke testers for Cominco for 39 years.
A Legion Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #11- 2141 Columbia Ave, Trail. Legion members and ladies auxiliary please attend. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations made in Pat’s name to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to thank all of those who helped to take care of their Dad.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca