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Barrie Edwin Martin

February 3, 1941 — November 20, 2021

Barrie has gone to be with his parents Len and Bert Martin, along with his older brother Bud and younger sister Linda (Martin) Weston.

Barrie spent his youth on Kathleen Avenue, Sarnia and attended Johnson Memorial School. He spent his first year of high school at Central Collegiate but the next 5 years of his education was at S.C. I .T.S. Barrie made many friends at S.C.I.T.S. and met his best friend Shirley Kirk and they were married May 16, 1964. As a result of this marriage came two great children, Todd Martin and Tali (John) McGovern. From those children, they gave Barrie his four joyful grand-daughters – Taija and McKenna McGovern and Michaela & Meghan Martin. They put a smile on his face every day.

Barrie spent 38 years as a Lab Technician at Polymer before retiring to spending winters in Florida which he enjoyed immensely. He also frequented the odd Casino. His travels took him and Shirley to England, Vegas, Hawaii and Scotland. He loved cruising in his ’52 Chev and ’68 Ford. Barrie was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church and could always be found in the kitchen or eating butter tarts.

Barrie could also be found helping Shirley in some event she was planning somewhere. Barrie would just follow Shirley’s requests.

Barrie leaves behind his sister, Diane (Vic) Gander, and sister – in-law’s; Carol Martin, and Nancy Carpenter and brother-in-law’s Rob (Sharon) Kirk and Ralph Weston. As well as many long-life time friends and several nieces and nephews.

Anyone of Barrie’s friend who really know him well know “His Ass is finally a Star”

Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church (360 Devine Street, Sarnia, ON) on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may visit at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Paul’s United Church – Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at

Canadian Cancer Society

St. Paul’s United Church

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 Victoria St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9

As per the direction of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, those in attendance must wear masks and must social distance.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul's United Church

360 Devine St, Sarnia, ON N7T 1V1

Please note, as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, all in attendance are required to social distance and to wear a face mask.

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