MARTIN, George Melvin

January 19, 1932 – August 18, 2018


It is with sadness we announce that our beloved Father, Grandfather and Uncle George Martin passed away in Calgary, AB after a 2 ½ year battle with dementia at the age of 86 years.

George was born in Dewinton, AB to Cora and Melvin Martin and lived most of his life on the original homestead that his grandparents established in the late 1800’s.  George and Marion moved to Okotoks in 2004.

As a young man, George attended Tech (SAIT) to become an automotive mechanic and worked at GSL in the 1950’s. His love of mechanics served him well as he spent most of his career as a dairy farmer.  He loved life on the homestead and was blessed to raise his family there with the love of his life, Marion.

George will be lovingly remembered by his son Douglas, daughter Tamara, and his 3 grandsons Remi, Clayton and Russell.  He was predeceased by his wife Marion on August 18, 2016 and his brother Russell in 2012.

His son would like to thank the kind staff at both Father Lacombe and Bow Crest Care Centres for the wonderful care George received.


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  1. On September 12, 2018 at 6:40 am Michele Veldhoen Said:

    I wanted to tell you how much George meant to my family through the years he drove my kids to school. He was such a reliable and trustworthy bus driver, and so patient and kind with my kids. He was an indispensable part of the community chain that helped me and all of the families on his route raise our children.

    One of my favourite memories is the morning George waited patiently behind the wheel for my son Josh who, after walking all the way to the bus stop collecting worms, turned around and ran all the way back to our house to show me his treasures. George loved that moment as much as I did.

    George will always have a special place in my heart.

  2. On September 14, 2018 at 6:30 am Patrick Edward DONNELLY Said:

    I had not seen George for many years, but my memories of his warm smile, kind eyes, and infectious laugh are very clear. George and his lovely wife, Marion, were always so gracious whenever I visited at the farm.
    George often had a humorous moment he’d recall from an event on the farm or his daily school bus route. He had the ability to see the ‘lighter side’ of events that others may have been viewed with much greater consternation. George’s genuine appreciation of people and the simpler things in life made a sincere impression upon me. I still envision George whenever I drive my car or ride my bicycle past the farm each week.
    My memories of George and his family will continue to be significant influences in my life.