MARTIN, RichardPosted: October 4th, 2018
Medicine Hat, Alberta October 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard “Dick” James Martin sadly announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 72 years. Richard will be forever remembered by his loving wife Moyra; their children Jeffrey Todd and Gregory David (Laural-Lee); and his adored grandchildren Ryan, Addison, Ethan and Noah. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Muriel Williams and Dalyce (Jim) Thacker and their families. He was predeceased by his sons Trevor Ashley Martin and Robert James Martin.Richard spent thirty years in the telecommunications sector as a Managing Director with AGT/TELUS. He was committed to the spirit of giving back to his community through his active volunteerism in the Canadian Progress Club, Calgary Stampede and Rope Square and his leadership role in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society of Calgary. Richard was a proud, Southern Alberta conservative who loved his land and lived for his family. He savored a barbequed steak, a glass of fine wine, and a good ’ole country two-step. He was a man who enjoyed shopping – a new suit, a new pair of cowboy boots, a bargain! He was a consummate host and a fine conversationalist known for his quick-witted comebacks. Family gatherings reminiscing and laughing about stories of our past were something Richard treasured. Some of his happiest times were spent with his grandchildren and planning his and Moyra’s next adventure. We will remember a life lived with purpose and principle, courage and determination who embraced fairness, loyalty and unconditional love for family and friends.
“Say not in grief he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was.”
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Calgary Chapter (47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8, Telephone (905) 294-7645, www.cpff.ca. The family wishes to thank Dr. Fell, Dr. Place, Kirk Mathison and Patty Bangslund, Unit 66 at South Health Campus, RTs’s at South Health Campus and Calgary Paramedics. In living memory of Dick Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.