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Jack David Martin

July 29, 1935 — November 3, 2021

Peacefully, and surrounded by his loving family, Jack David Martin age 86, went home to be with his Saviour and Lord on November 3, 2021 at Bluewater Health. Missing him already is Betty, his loving wife of 65 years, his children Deborah (Jake) Bydeley, Lori (Craig) Gardiner and Linda (Ryan) Slager. Grandchildren Jeff (Laura) Bydeley, Jamie (Amanda) Bydeley, Crystal (Ryan) Kucherawy, Becky (Jason) Thomson, Joe (Christie) Fergusson, Sam (Ashlyn) Slager, Megan (Steve) Moss, Christopher Gardiner and 15 great grandchildren.

Dad was a lifelong ‘Jack’ of all trades, always busy fixing things or creating others. Dad started his career as an auto mechanic and eventually ended up retiring from Air Ontario. He finished his working career as a handy man for the Huron House Boys Home where he made some special friends.

In retirement, dad enjoyed making small scale ships of the Great Lakes and replicating local tow trucks and wreckers. His children and several grandchildren have inherited the very detailed fruits of his labour.

As dads go, ours wasn’t perfect, but we weren’t perfect kids either. Dad had a huge heart for his family and we, his girls, will always remember and cherish the love he had for each of us.

Hubby, Dad, Papa, Grampa, you are loved beyond belief and will be missed beyond measure. Your memory lives on through your loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will remember you with our stories of love and will share them with a spark in our eye; just as you did.

Throughout dad’s illness and now to his death, we are forever thankful to many folks for their kindness and thoughtfulness along the way. Special thanks to oncologist Dr. Phua at the London Cancer Clinic, who found the answer to help dads cancer go into remission. To Bluewater Health in Sarnia and their ‘angels of mercy’ on the 4th floor, for taking such good care of our dad, and us, as our tears formed puddles on the floor while dads life ebbed away. Thank you to Dr. Kim for his gentle wise direction for dads care and palliative kindnesses. Also, to all our dear friends who prayed and supported us, we are truly grateful.

A graveside service will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thank you to D.J. Robb Funeral Home for their services. 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

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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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