DR. JAMES MARTIN, M.D., FRCPS. Aug 7, 1930 – June 21, 2012. MARTIN, James passed away peacefully at White Rock Hospice surrounded by family on June 21, 2012. Survived by his loving wife Martha of 52 years; his children Peter, Pauline and Kevin; and grandsons Gabriel, Michael, David, Matthew and Daniel; 1 brother, Bryce. Jim was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and graduated from medical school, Queens University, Belfast. He came to Canada in 1958 as a General Practitioner for 7 years in Port Moody. From 1966 – 1970 he went to Toronto to specialize in Diagnostic Radiology. He came back to BC in 1970 and spent the majority of his years with Valley X-Ray. He worked as a Radiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital, MSA Hospital in Abbotsford, and Langley Memorial Hospital, where he served as Chief of Medical Staff. Jim was a dedicated volunteer ever since coming to Canada. He was honored as Knight of Grace, Order of St. John for his service with St. John Ambulance for 25 years, acting as Medical Coordinator for the Abbotsford Air Show, P.N.E. and other major events. He volunteered in Uganda to set up an X-Ray Department in two hospitals. In retirement, Jim volunteered with Canadian Food for Children and gave generously to numerous organizations. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 28, 2012 at 11am at Good Shepherd Church, 2250-150th St. Surrey, B.C. Interment will follow at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800-32nd Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations to Canadian Food for Children 3218-224th St., Langley, B.C. V2Z 2G8.
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