Glynne Edward Martin passed away peacefully, at the age of 73, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.
Glynne was born on May 4, 1945 in St. Austell, Cornwall, England to John and Joan Martin (née McTurk). Together as a family, they moved back to Emo, Ont. in 1946, where he was raised.
Glynne was a very passionate person. He started his career working alongside his dad and uncles in the construction business in Emo. Glynne valued strong work ethic and he took great pride in his accomplishments.
He also operated a barber shop on main street in Emo and then he worked for his parents in Emo before moving to Vermilion Bay, Ont. to work at the Colenso Lumber Mill in the early 1980s. Glynne then moved his family to Dryden in 1982 to begin a position with Great Lakes Forest Products Ltd.
Unfortunately, Glynne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 and he had been unable to work since that time.
Glynne loved the outdoors. In his younger years, he had a love of sailing and riding motorcycles. Glynne enjoyed camping and spent many hours out on the water fishing. He'd be sure to remind you to set your hook!
He also enjoyed hunting and could be found out on his property tracking the moose and deer, as well as hunting for ducks and geese. Glynne took great pride in passing along his love of the outdoors, hunting, and fishing to his children.
Glynne is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Wendy (Ron) Turcott, Dean Martin, Renée (Ken) Martin-Brown, Terry (Lindsey) Martin, Shaun (Ricci) Dimit, and Ted (Brittany) Dimit; 18 grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Glynne was predeceased by his parents, John and Joan Martin; brother, Clifford Martin; and grandson, Dalton Geary-Martin.
A memorial funeral service to celebrate Glynne's life will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #63 in Dryden, with Velma Henderson officiating.
Interment of ashes will be held in the Devlin Cemetery at a later date.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to MS Society or the DRHC Foundation through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ont., P8N 2Z1.
Online condolences may be offered at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca