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Martin; Alan Richard

Posted By Obits On March 20, 2010 @ 12:12 pm In Obituaries | 27 Comments

In Memorial

MARTIN – Alan R.,  80, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2010.

             Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of  the late Zenas and Grace (Patterson) Martin.

             Alan is survived by his wife Elsie (McCorry), daughters: Jane of Oshawa, ON and Susan (Bob) Houlihan of Dartmouth. Grandchildren Lauren and Scott. Sister Betty Calder of New Glasgow and brother Lynton (Catherine) of Buckfield.

He was predeceased by sisters: Phyllis Gow, Vivian Smith and Louise Martin. Brother Laurin.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool with Pastor Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from brenda lawrence and jim hubley on March 20th, 2010 1:21 pm

to elsie and family . so sorry to hear that alan passed away . we used to have a lot of laughs down at the garage years ago .we missed him when he moved away .sincere sympathy to you and the family . brenda and jim .

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on March 21st, 2010 3:49 am

Dear Elsie and family: I don’t have to remind you of how much I enjoyed Allen. He was one of a kind. He was a loving husband, father, grand-father and friend to all. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Linda Rafuse – Queens County Museum on March 21st, 2010 4:18 am

Dear Elsie, We were very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We missed you both when you moved away but always enjoyed Alan’s visits to the Museum before and after you moved for a cup of coffee. He was a great guy and we will sorely miss him. We had some great laughs with the old gruff. hehe Love to you and your family.

Linda and staff at Queens County Museum

Condolence from Fred& Dot Lohnes on March 21st, 2010 4:28 pm

Dear Elsie and family So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you do take care

Condolence from paula and al doucet on March 21st, 2010 6:44 pm

Dear Elsie : Very sorry to read of Alan’s passing.I looked forward to his good natured teasing, and missed you both when you left Liverpool. Alan will be missed ….thinking of you …..We are in Florida now and will be unable to attend the funeral …take care Paula & Al

Condolence from Bernard Hawkins on March 22nd, 2010 5:31 am

Elsie,Jane,and Susan..I was saddened to read Alans obituary in todays Herald.Days on Henry St;Kinsmens Club,etc.all seem a distant memory..we all accept changes in our lives and my thoughts are with you at this sad time..Bernie

Condolence from Marie Ayotte on March 22nd, 2010 5:44 am

Dear Elsie & Family: I was very sorry to learn of your loss and your own recent illness. May the thoughts and prayers of your family and friends be of comfort to you during this difficult time, Sincere Sympathy, Marie Ayotte

Condolence from Charlotte(Leaman) Horwich on March 22nd, 2010 6:10 am

Dear Elsie & family: Thinking of you at this sad time and send our condolences to you. Love, Charlotte & Mike (Jackie’s friends)

Condolence from Marjorie Speed Powell on March 22nd, 2010 6:41 am

Dear Elsie,
I was sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. All that he did for Zion was very much appreciated. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Frank, Mona, Greg and Tanya Willis on March 22nd, 2010 7:07 am

Dear Elsie, Jane, Sue, Bob, Scott and Lauren,

Our thoughts are with you on the very sad occasion of the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Alan was a great guy and a good friend who we will miss terribly but remember fondly.

Condolence from Barb Cooke Meredith on March 22nd, 2010 9:34 am

Dear Elsie and family, so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Take strength from his being at rest, and free from pain. Thinking of you. Barb

Condolence from doug and sylvia zwicker and brian and kim mansfield on March 22nd, 2010 9:38 am

so sorry to hear of mr.martins passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you.
deepest sympathies,
doug,sylvia zwicker
brian,kim mansfield

Condolence from Fran and Alan Demings on March 22nd, 2010 9:41 am

Dear Elsie, Sue and Jane and family; May it comfort and encourage you to know that others care deeply about your loss,. Have a safe drive home to Dartmouth. You are in our thoughts and hearts. Drive carefully, Alan and Fran

Condolence from Sandy and Lila MacLean on March 22nd, 2010 11:43 am

Dear Elsie,Jane and Susan,
We were saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. but realize the past few years were difficults ones with his failing health.
We celebrate all the “fun” times we had with Alan in Woodlawn United Church and later in Liverpool and Dartmouth. He had a dry
wit and a contagious sense of humour. We will miss him
He made an excellent contribution to the life of the Church in every congregation of which your family was a part.
Sorry we cannot attend the funeral due to committments here in Truro, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Sandy and Lila

Condolence from Audrie and Henry Wasylasko on March 22nd, 2010 11:51 am

Dear Elsie and family: Audrie and Henry were saddened to hear of Alans passing. Sorry we will not be able to be with you on Tuesday, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

Condolence from Anne-Marie, Julian, Eric and Aaron on March 22nd, 2010 12:41 pm

Mrs, Martin, Sue, Bob, Scott, Lauren and Jane:

I wanted to let you know that we are all thinking of you. Over the years I have heard many stories of going to Liverpool to visit Grandma and Grandpa and I know Scott and Lauren are going to miss him. I only met Mr. Martin in the last few years but was always struck by what a kind, gentle person he seemed to be. It was easy to tell that he loved all of you very much and that he was very proud of his family. We’ll be thinking of you while you mourn his loss and celebrate his life – take care – Anne-Marie

Condolence from Valerie Inness on March 22nd, 2010 5:17 pm

Dear Elsie and Family:
I was so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. We had such fun when he would come to the museum in the morning. I am sure if Allan has an email address in heaven it would be: wonderfulfunnyguy@heaven.calm Hold on to the good memories.

Condolence from Andrew Gow on March 23rd, 2010 5:12 am

I haven,t seenAlan recently but I,ve never forgotten him. He was part of a wonderful family that accepted me when I married Phyllis and he will not be forgotten. I extend my sincere sympathy to Elsie, Jane and Susan and the rest of their family and am making a Memorial Donation to our Bridgewater Baptist Church New Building Fund in memory of Alan. Andrew

Condolence from Lois and David James on March 23rd, 2010 7:27 am

Dear Elsie, Jane, Susan and family;
I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and your family. Elsie, you and I go back a long way, especially with your strawberry shortcake. I only may it your way and all my family think it is the best. “You”, Jane and Susan take good care of yourselfs and your family. Love Lois

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on March 23rd, 2010 9:25 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from David and Dale on March 23rd, 2010 9:32 am

To all of you, and our family, Dave and I send our deepest love and sympathy with heavy hearts on this day. Remember the laughter, and certainly there was plenty of it around Uncle Alan at any time. Sorry we are unable to share in person our sympathies, but know that we are thinking of you. Mom’s baby brother.
Much Love from David and Dale

Condolence from David and Dale` on March 23rd, 2010 9:48 am

To all of your, and our family, please accept our warmest love and deep sympathies for your loss on this sad day. We wish we could be there in person to share this farewell, but are there in thoughts and in our hearts. Remember the fun times, of which there were so many with Uncle Alan around. We say a sad good by to Mom’s little brother.
Much love from Dale and Dave

Condolence from Robert and Sally Fader on March 24th, 2010 10:52 am

Dear Elsie and family:

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Alan. Even though he went to our Church I didn’t know him that well, but understand he was full of laughter and fun to be with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Val & John Kempton on March 31st, 2010 3:42 pm

We are sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Joseph Potter on April 2nd, 2010 6:43 pm

Please accept my family’s condolances on the loss of Alan.

Joseph Potter (son of Roxie Martin Potter)

Condolence from Diane (Croft) Duquette on April 3rd, 2010 1:12 am

Dear Elsie,

I was saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time.



Condolence from Doris Wentzell, Beach Meadows on April 4th, 2010 3:10 pm

Dear Elsie,
Mom was saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. Her thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Mom always enjoyed seeing you both.
Kathleen, for Doris

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