Jeffrey Allan Martin, passed away suddenly at his home in Rossland on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 51 years. The first of three children, Jeff was born on September 22, 1961 in Rossland to parents Karin and Allan Martin. Jeff grew up in Patterson and spent all of his life in Rossland. After graduating from Rossland Secondary School in 1980, Jeff worked at various autobody shops in Warfield, Trail and Rossland and opened his own autobody shop, Jeff’s Collision in 1987. Retiring in December 2012.
Jeff enjoyed all things outdoors – snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, trapping, hiking, boating, camping, snowshoeing, jet boat racing. For most of his life he was an avid volunteer in the community and was a member of Rossland Search and Rescue and the Rossland Volunteer Fire Department. Over the years, he also volunteered with Winter Carnival and Golden City Days. Jeff was the happiest when he was in the Big Sheep Valley and loved to show friends and family how it was possible to live off the grid – the cabin outfitted with solar power, the wood fired hot tub and most recently the house he was building.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son Quinn (Tara); daughter Paige (Todd); their mom Pam; parents Karin and “Porky” Allan Martin; brother Carl Martin (Shelly), Erik and Cassidy; sister Lisa Letoria (Joe); father-in-law Jack Malchow (Bev); brother-in-law Dennis Malchow (Margaret), Ali and Jack; and Jeff’s faithful companion Basil.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Miner’s Hall, at 1765 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Rossland Search and Rescue would be appreciated.