Kent Martin

November 1, 1928 – May 23, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Kent passed away peacefully in Kamloops at the Hamlets at Westsyde on Monday May 23, 2022.
Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Joan, his parents Alan and Beatrice and his brother Doug.
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Peterson (Dan) and their three children Rebecca (Ben), Robert (Kait), Riley, and by his son Peter (Jill).
He is also survived by his nephews Alan, David, John and nieces Margaret, Brenda, Jill, brother-in- law Bill and cousins Laddie and Janet.
Kent was born and raised in Halifax. Upon marrying Joan, they lived in Dartmouth until 1972. They then moved to North Vancouver and remained there until 1997 when they moved to Vernon. Kent retired as Western Region Sales Manager Building Materials Weldwood of Canada in 1989 after a long and successful career.
Dad will look back fondly at time spent and association with friends, teammates and colleagues at Rothesay Netherwood School, Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth Curling Club, Capilano Winter Club, North Shore Winter Club and the Seymour, Vernon and Hillview Golf Clubs.
Kent enjoyed curling and golf and remained an enthusiastic participant in his retirement. He took an active role as Treasurer at two stratas – Garibaldi and Sandpiper. Mom and Dad enjoyed their winters at the Roadrunner Club in Borrego Springs.
They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren and especially enjoyed watching the kids play sports. Kent was looking forward to the marriage of Rebecca and Ben this summer.
Kent enjoyed simplicity, spoke with conviction and was extremely organized and thorough. If you knew Dad, you will remember that you better get your facts right. All the while, those at Sandpiper will remember his jokes at Happy Hour.
As his health declined, he was content with his Globe and Mail, National Geographic, watching BNN, curling, the Playoffs and baseball. He enjoyed the familiar faces and friendships at Sandpiper. Kent demonstrated amazing resilience to the end. He wasn’t big on excuses, instead focussing on what else needed to be done, despite the hurdles.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Gateby Care Facility, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Carrington Residences in Vernon and the Hamlets at Westyde for their compassionate care and attention to the end.
They would also like to thank Michele Wiebe of Vernon Home and Community Care and Doctors Pienaar, Bester and Secretan for their advice and professionalism over the years.
In lieu of flowers, your donations to the Salvation Army and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation are welcome.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race”

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