Obituary of Charles G. Martin
It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Charles George Martin in his 94th year on July 8, 2022 of Creston South, formally of Bulls Cove, Burin. Loving memories will be carried on by his wife Ruth, children Derrick (Peggy), Tony (Verna), Judy (Mike), John J. (Pat), Sandra (Den), Barbara (Stephen), John D., sisters’ Grace Ross and Joan Mayo, brother-in-law John Winter (Mary), sister-in-law Vern Bungay, 14 grandchildren & 19 great-grandchildren as well as a large circle of family and friends.
Predeceased by First wife Sylvia Bungay, sisters Jessie Shave, Netta Augustus.
Charlie was raised in Bulls Cove by his parents Jack and Violet. Hewas very fond of passing down the many stories of his days as a youth and the many adventures he had. Life was very different then and he would often tell of the times with his father cutting the ice in the ponds for the fishing boats and of learning to drive in his father’s Model A Ford. Charlie was a great carpenter and was known to have many projects over the years but he found the most pride in the portable fiberglass garbage container he made so he could carry out the garbage in style – and this was long before the containers we have today! And of course we can’t forget the cabin he built in Tides Brook by re-modeling a tiny camper to a living space for nine!
Charlie began his working career at the Cold Storage in Burin and went on to become a Plant Manager in Catalina and Marystown with Fishery Products International. He finished his career as a Research and DevelopmentEngineer with Fishery Products International, St. John’s. He alsoenjoyed his time as an officer with the Marystown Sea-cadets and would often be off on one adventure or another.
Charlie and Ruth retired back to Marystown where he was happy to carry on his love for carpentry and to pass on his talents to others in the family. Charlie’s other passion was to dance as he and Ruth would often be seen on many a dance floor dancing a two-step, a jig or a waltz. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was always up for a games of cards or a fine family feast.
Charlie will be missed by all. He enjoyed a great life and heaven will be a brighter place as he joins the many family and friends waiting to greet him.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on August 13th from 1 – 6pm at Serenity Funeral Home, Burin. Celebration of Life will be held on August 14that 2pm at Serenity Funeral Chapel, Burin with interment to follow at Holy Trinity Church, Burin.
Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation.
The Martin Family
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Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery
In Loving Memory
Charles G. Martin
1927 - 2022
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