Francis “Frank” Joseph Martin

Francis "Frank" Joseph Martin

Passed away peacefully at home in Kamloops on July 18, 2015, at the age of 71.

Frank was born in Victoria, BC, the youngest of 4 children, siblings Isabella, Janette, and George. He was the last of his generation.

He joined the Canadian Navy in 1961 and worked as a stoker on the HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS Halifax. Then he worked at the Parliament buildings in Victoria until he moved to Terrace, BC in 1972. He worked as a building maintenance engineer at the N.W.C.C., Skeenaview and B.C.

until 1986 when he moved to Kamloops. He

retired from the government in 2007.

Frank touched the lives of many through his volunteer work. He was a cub leader for the 15 years he lived in Terrace and then in Kamloops

volunteered for the Kamloops White Cane Club until his death.

He will be most remembered for his adventures, as they provided

entertainment through years of story-telling.

Above all else Frank loved his family, he is survived by his wife of 50 years Sylvia Wernsen-Martin, children John (Dawn) and Cat (Jim),

grandchildren Shupri, Kiara, Cynthia, Jessica, Evelyn and many loving

in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic church on August 5, at 11:00 a.m. and will be interned at Hillside cemetery in Kamloops.

We love you dad

Always in our hearts – Syl

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In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Kamloops White Cane Club,

59-800 Valhalla Place, Kamloops, BC. V2B 1R8 or Phone (250) 376 4900

Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops (250) 554-2429

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