Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. William Douglas Martin, of R.R. 1 Bayfield, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Betty Susann (Schmitt) Martin. Dear father of Jason and Jennifer Grek Martin of Kingston. Dear brother-in-law of Howard and Jean Schmitt and Dorothy and Ralph Shantz. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Doug and Marian (Conners) Martin and one sister Marie Mason. Bill was District Manager, Food Service Division, for J. M. Schneider Inc., owned and operated the Magic Meal Shoppe before moving to Bayfield where he became interested in Municipal Government. He represented Stanley East on the Council for the Municipality of Bluewater for over 5 years and was a Director on the Bluewater Rest Home Board for 2 years before ill health forced him to retire.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Zurich Mennonite Church. Pastor Phil Wagler officiating. Private family interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Society, St. Elizabeth Foundation or the Bluewater Rest Home Rest Well Campaign.
Haskett Funeral Homes
Condolence From: GERRIE, Janice & Mike
Betty & Family;
We were so very sorry to hear about Bill, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Remember that “Memories are precious and last forever”.
Condolence From: Elmer & Marg Lamont
Betty and Family: We were very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Treasure the memories; they are yours to enjoy!
Condolence From: Tony and Catherine Gruber
We learned of Bill’s passing from the Kitchener Record. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this time of hardship. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Cathy and Tony
Condolence From: Ryan Patrick
Betty, I am sorry to hear that Bill is gone. He was extremely welcoming to myself and my brother and very helpful when we first moved on to Pavilion road. A very generous and trusting man, lent out his riding lawn mower to us in order to cut our almost knee high grass. Bill will definitely be missed in our little community.
Condolence From: Brenda Mulligan
Betty, We have only been neighbours for a short time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Our door is always open when ever you need anything. We believe that we have Angels Amoung Us, now we can count on Bill to be one of them.
The Mulligan Family,
Jerry, Brenda and Jamie Lee
Condolence From: Erv and Marnie Derksen
Dear Betty and Jason and Jennifer
We were so saddened to read in The Record today of Bill’s recent death. What happy memories we have of Couples Club and Bill’s booming laugh. We remember going to his store in Cambridgeto buy some goodies and treats, too.
Our sympathy to you. Marnie and Erv Derksen
Condolence From: Harv & Evelyn Vincent
Betty, Jason & Jennifer,
The world has lost a great man, but Heaven has gained another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.