Posted: December 17th, 2015


James “Jim” Martens

1957 – 2015

Jim Martens, beloved husband of Nancy (nee Linder) passed away suddenly on December 14, 2015 at the age of 58 years.

Jim was born in Coaldale on August 15, 1957 to Peter and Lydia Martens (deceased). He married Nancy Linder on February 19, 1994.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; sons Nathan and Riley; his in-laws, Kia (Sean); as well as his siblings Tony (Donna), Karen (Earl), Alan (Connie), and Kelly (Darrell); sisters-in-laws Kathryn , and Sarah (Sean) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother Bruce.

Jim graduated from Kate Andrews High School and from there, he went on to become a Journeymen Carpenter. Thirty years ago he entered into Real estate, but kept carpentry and building as a passion, with many friends and family having benefited from his expertise. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, especially with his family. He was a favorite Uncle who left his family with lasting memories.

Jim’s yard was his pride and joy, he and Nancy enjoyed many hours working together creating their own retreat.

Jim was also passionate about the community he lived in and gave freely of his time. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and donated many hours to numerous worthwhile causes.

Above all, he was a family man. When something needed to be done, you could always count on Jim to be there. He had a strong faith in God that was evident in his daily life and carried through to his family. He will be sadly missed and remembered for his love of life and positive effect on those who knew him.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23 Ave. Coaldale, AB, led by Father Newton Rodrigues.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 18, 2015 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23 Ave. Coaldale, AB, with Father Newton Rodrigues, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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  1. Debbie Zuback & Bob Mantler says:

    Dear Nancy and families,
    Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. Jim was always so good natured when you saw him and sometimes looked like he was guilty of doing something he shouldn’t have. He always had the time to stop and visit and I (Debbie) saw him not that long ago at the Food Market and it was like he was holding court and couldn’t get away from those who stopped and talked to him….and I was one of those people. Remembering the good times. May your heavy hearts and sadness ease as times goes by and be replaced with happy memories and laughter to hold in your hearts forever. We are sorry that we were unable to attend.
    May you be comforted by friends and family during this difficult and sad time in your lives.
    Nancy, I was Debbie Diebert from Cardston, if you are having trouble trying to remember.
    Thinking of You,
    Debbie & Bob

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