1959 ~ HOLDEN ~ 2015

Posted: December 3rd, 2015

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Martyn “Marty” Frank Holden, beloved husband of Norma Holden of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at the age of 56 years. Marty also leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Leigh (Erin) Holden and Cyle (Ashley) Holden; one daughter, Lacey (Dean) Tumback; his father, Frank (Sheila) Holden; eleven grandchildren, Cail, Ashleigh, Amie and their mother, Dara, Kaeden, Sara, Weston, Baylin, Ashton, Axel, plus one!, and Abigail; two brothers, Paul (Leslie) Holden and Peter (Rachel) Holden; five sisters, Denise (Ken) Warren, Lucille (Steve) Kittle, Isabella Carmen, Susan Price and Gina (Pete) Holden; mother-in-law, Jean Levair; sister-in-law, Jo Anne (Mark) Herbster; brother-in-law, Rodney Foster; nephews, Darryl, Bradley, Nelson, Richard and their families; as well as numerous nieces and nephews on both sides. Marty was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth “Jean” Holden; and his grandfather, John Cail Hannay. Marty was born June 27th, 1959 in Victoria, BC number 6 of 8 kids. Marty spent his early years in Victoria where he met the love of his life, Norma. They started their love story June 14th, 1980 which sent them on many adventures. Blessed with their first child, Leigh in 1980 followed by Lacey in 1981 and rounded out the bunch with Cyle in 1984. Marty’s family was everything to him and always came first. Marty faced many battles throughout his life but still managed to be a dedicated husband, father and provider. When he wasn’t working you knew you could always find him at the golf course or with his camera looking for the perfect “shot”. Marty will be forever missed by all who knew him. Special thank you to all the staff at Riverview Care Centre, Mae Bolger, Dr. Monty and many others for the love and care you provided for Marty. The Funeral Service will be held at HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1250 Division Avenue South, on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Patrick Schoenberger officiating. Memorial gifts in Marty’s memory may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marty Holden. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

2 Condolences for “1959 ~ HOLDEN ~ 2015”

  1. Mark Bezanson says:

    Dear Norma, Leigh, Cyle, and Lacey and family,
    Just a note to say how much we enjoyed getting to know Marty, especially during the time we were both in hospital. Marty always had a clear faith and love for the Lord, and a gracious way with people of all ages. He faced many health challenges but remained prayerful and hopeful throughout the ups and downs. He loved his family, especially the Grandchildren, and prayed for them faithfully. I will miss Marty’s smile and kindness. He touched a lot of lives in many gentle ways. We will be praying for the family as you find your own unique ways of saying goodbye for a short time, until we meet again. Mark and Flo

  2. Ashley Bartsch says:

    Dear Norma:

    I am so very sorry to read of Marty’s passing. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

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