George G. MARTENS

George G., late of the Menno Home, Abbotsford, BC passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 at the age of 96. Born in Alexandrov, Russia in 1910, he emigrated to Canada in 1926 and with his ­family settled in Sardis. George married Sara Tilitzky in 1939, and in 1944 moved to Abbotsford where he owned berry farms, dairy and broilers. Dad was never afraid of hard work and we will miss his good sense of humour. He leaves to mourn son Vic (Barb) Martens of Chilliwack; daughter Alice (Joe) Morin of Birch Bay, Washington; grandchildren Steven (Martha) Martens, Angie (Brian) Abshere, Cara (Frank) Le Blanc, Craig (Joanne) Martens, Jason (Tessa) Morin and son-in-law David Loewen. He also leaves 8 great-grandchildren: Caitlin, Denton, Alyssa, Calli, Marsaili, Chase, Ty and Cole who loved him. Predeceased by wife Sara, sons, Eddie and Bob Martens and daughter Edna Loewen.

A very special thank you from the family to the wonderful staff at the Menno Home for the care Dad received in the last five years.

Memorial service Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 2:00 pm in Menno Home Chapel, 32910 Brundige Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C.

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