Robert Alexander Martin

MARTIN, Robert Alexander

Born July 22, 1938 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, recently passed away peacefully at home at the young age of 67 years.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Stephanie and his son-in-law Chris, his son Randal and daughter-in-law Michelle, his daughter Kristan and his son-in-law Rod and his son Michael and his daughter-in-law Virginie; his eleven grandchildren; Joshua, Samantha, Alexandra, Sabastian, Danielle, Jordan, Abigail, Hannah, Kylie, Hailey and Audrey; Patricia, the mother of his children; his brother Bill; his brother Ted and sister-in-law Mary-Jean; his sister Betty; as well as many other loving friends and family


Bob committed 35 years of his life to the education of children as a teacher and school principal in the BC communities of Prince Rupert,

Powell River, Dawson Creek and Chilliwack. He surrounded himself with enthusiastic, energetic and committed educators with whom he

shared a passion for teaching and learning. Upon his retirement in 1995, he found great joy in the time he spent fishing, traveling and above

all, visiting with his family and friends.

Dad lived large and traveled far but without a doubt his biggest accomplishment was us, his children and grandchildren, who he loved

completely and unconditionally with all this strength, every fiber of his body and to the depths of his soul… he was our dad. Our warm

memories of him will reside in the safest places of our hearts forever. The goodness of his soul will stand as his legacy to us as his children

and parents ourselves as well as all who survive him.

A celebration of life was held at Yates Funeral Home in Parksville, BC on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 4 pm.

For those that wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to Ducks Unlimited ( or those wishing to send condolences to the family

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