Posted: October 27th, 2022

1959 ~ BYRON MARTIN ~ 2022
Byron Martin of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Sharon Martin, passed away on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at the age of 63 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Sharon; children, Drew (Amanda) Martin, Owen (Jaime) Martin, and Erica (Eddie) Sargent; grandchildren, Kinley and Brynn Sargent; brother, Harlan Martin (Deb); mother-in-law, Mary Bulanda; nephews, Ryan (Krystal) Martin and Derek (Erin) Martin as well as their children. Byron was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Edna Martin; and father-in-law, Ted Bulanda. Byron was a golf lover; if he wasn’t working, he was golfing. He enjoyed watching golf and curling on TV, as well as his favourite hockey team, The Boston Bruins. He was a world traveller and enjoyed many trips with his family and friends. Byron was a Safeway employee for over 45 years and took great pride in it. He also volunteered A LOT at the Knights of Columbus, Medicine Hat Catholic Education Foundation, and The Lion’s Club. Byron was super handy and even made his grandchildren’s cribs. He fiercely loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 6:55 pm with Vigil Rites (Prayers) to follow from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3 on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at 12:00 pm with Fr. Iqbal Khurshid, Celebrant. There will be a public viewing one hour prior to the service. Family and friends are also welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Medicine Hat Holy Family Church on the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Byron’s memory may be made to the Lion’s Club of Medicine Hat. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Byron Martin. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.

8 Condolences for “BYRON MARTIN”

  1. miles mochoruk says:

    giving my best regards to byrons family and freinds. i knew byron from the safeway for 32 years he was always so pleasent to deal with and had such a nice way with words. his great smile and calm voice will be missed by all that new him, hope your family shares his memories and remembrs all the great things you did toegther as a huge family . giving my sincere condolences to you and all your family and freinds

  2. Stacy Derouin says:

    Sorry to hear of Byron’s passing. I worked with him at Safeway and he was always helpful and kind. Condolences to his family and friends! 💙

  3. Wendy Giuffre (Holub) says:

    I can’t imagine your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you so that up can live with the happy memories and in time smile. I wish I could be there with you Saturday but unfortunately I am miles away. Love to you all.

  4. Janice Haughian says:

    Thank you to the Martin family for sharing your wonderful Son, Grandfather, Father, and Friend with the rest of the Universe. Byron was, and remains, a beacon of light in a very confusing time. I enjoyed seeing his
    contaigous smile and good nature whenever I visited my local (and only) Safeway in Medicine Hat. My sincere condolences. 🙏

  5. Barry Hoffman says:

    Sad day it is to see another friendly sole pass on to early in life,
    Our deepest condolences to Byron’s friends and family.

  6. Darren Bender says:

    I knew Byron while I was a teenager and young adult working at the Crescent Heights Safeway. I will always remember him (while I was being trained) telling us not to eat the produce. That same day while walking into the back room I saw Byron, large as life, stuffing his face with a giant piece of watermelon he had lobbed off. Our eyes met and he had a big grin on his face and said something like “testing the quality”. We will all miss him.

  7. David Smith says:

    We’ll miss his smile when we walk into the hill Safeway. Cheerful, positive, great smile.
    He will be missed.

  8. ANITA ROSS says:

    My deepest condolences to Sharon & Family. I hadn’t seen Byron for a few years but I will always remember his big smile & happy greeting whenever we met. He will be missed.

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