It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of David on Friday, May 25, 2012 after a long, fearless battle with cancer. David is survived by his loving wife Myrna of 31 years, sons David (Kim), Joey (Kelsey), and Ben (Kristin), his mother Irene, his sister Arlene (Dave), his brothers Allan (Melissa) and Terry (Patti). He will missed by many aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. David is predeceased by his father Arthur “Spud” Martin.
David was born in Rossland, BC on October 27, 1954. For 36 years he pursued his passion and career as a paramedic within the Kootenay area. Not only was he a hero to those he saved, but he was also a mentor and instructor to Emergency Medical Professionals throughout the province.
David was a caring and compassionate person who always put others’ happiness over his own pain. His family was his world and his wife was the love of his life. If you wanted to catch David’s attention, his sons were the topic to discuss. He was the proudest father and their biggest supporter.
David enjoyed listening to music, reading, going off-roading in his truck, and the challenges that came with renovating and landscaping.
David’s family would like to thank the KBRH ICU unit for their true professionalism and extraordinary efforts. As well, thank you to Dr. Malpass, Annette, Cheryle, Waneta, and Kelly from the Chemotherapy Unit in Nelson, BC for their ongoing compassionate care that David Received.
Donations can be made to the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of British Columbia at Vancouver General Hospital, Centennial Pavilion 6A, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Cominco Gymnasium, located in the Trail Memorial Centre with Reverend Ken Potter, officiating. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca