Allen Erwin Martin
1928 – 2015
Allen Erwin Martin, of Armstrong, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the age of 87. He was born in New Sarepta, Alberta on March 20, 1928, to Otto and Edna Martin. He married Margaret Ginter in 1955.
Allen worked on the family farm in New Sarepta until he moved to Richmond, BC as a young man. He worked for Barett’s, a shingle company in Vancouver, until 1959 when he realized his dream to dairy farm in Sardis. In 1979, he retired from the dairy and moved back to Richmond, where he was involved with his family in commercial property ventures. Allen and Margaret moved to Armstrong in 2011 to live close to their children.
Allen was a dedicated husband and father. He loved to putter outside and tend a garden, be it flowers or vegetables. He was not a man to sit still. He loved to help his children and grandchildren in any way he could. He loved to read and study his Bible.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, of 60 years; 2 sons: Elden (Karen), Dan (Jacquie); and a daughter: Sharon (Cliff Schlaak); 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a huge thank you to the wonderful staff and volunteers at North Okanagan Hospice House for their caring hearts and their exceptional care for Allen. Donations can be made to Hospice House (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4) in honour of him.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00p.m. on June 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church (3185 Becker Street, Armstrong, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866