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Martin; Frank William “Bill”

Posted By Obits On July 29, 2018 @ 4:03 pm In Obituaries | 63 Comments

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MARTIN – Frank William “Bill” 75, of Sable River, Shelburne County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Saturday, July 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Caledonia, Queens County, Bill was a son of the late Gilford and Edith (Burhoe) Martin.
Bill was a heavy equipment operator and did maintenance for Harlow’s Construction for 46 years. In his spare time, Bill performed in his own band called “Bill Martin and Old Country”. He enjoyed music shows and car shows and rebuilt an MG. He loved to do yardwork as well. Bill enjoyed the holidays spending time with his family and, according to his grandchildren …“sliced a great turkey..” In his younger years, Bill loved to go snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and dancing.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lydia (Heim); his sons Maurice (June) of West Middle Sable and Lloyd (Donna) of Hunt’s Point. His grandchildren Jeremy, Jared, Linden, Quinten and Wesley. His brother Howard (Janet) of Caledonia.
Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother John.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Reception to follow. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Gary Lawson, Sandra and family on July 29th, 2018 7:37 pm

Sorry for the family’s loss. He Enjoyed playing music and visiting with friends.

Condolence from Walter & Noreen MacDonald & Gerald & Phyllis Wolfe on July 29th, 2018 8:06 pm

Lydia & Family: We’d like to extend our deepest sympathy in Bill’s passing. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on July 29th, 2018 9:54 pm

Lydia,MUrice,Lloyd and families:

We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.We only found out that he was not well.We have known him for quite some time,I for many years.Our thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time,and our condolences to the entire family.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on July 29th, 2018 10:26 pm

Lydia and family: Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing:Sincere condolences to all your family.

Condolence from Paul hicks on July 29th, 2018 11:10 pm

One of the finest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was one of those people that could do anything on an expert level , he could build the machine and operate it also. Every time I spoke with Bill it always involved laughter , that’s the way I’ll always remember him.

Condolence from Dawn Davies on July 29th, 2018 11:29 pm

He will be missed by many, I have know him my whole life.

Condolence from Wanda Swansburg on July 30th, 2018 6:53 am

Lydia and family. So sorry to hear of Bills passing. Roger remembers him fondly around the construction sights and often referred to him as the “gentle giant”. Always a smile and kind word for everyone.
Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Roger and Wanda Swansburg.

Condolence from Rhonda Smith on July 30th, 2018 7:15 am

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
Rhonda Smith (Dexter)

Condolence from Alice Verge on July 30th, 2018 7:49 am

Sorry for your loss, Bill sure was a great all round guy who could do anything he put his hands and mind too… and you will all miss him dearly.Time does rearrange the memories and there will be a lot “Remember when” laughs in the tears as well..

Condolence from Cathy and Milton Smith on July 30th, 2018 7:56 am

Milton and I are so very sorry to hear of Bill passing. Our hearts go out to Lydia, Maurice, Lloyd and families. Love and hugs to all of you.

Condolence from Jackie mansfield on July 30th, 2018 8:29 am

Donna llyod wesley and quinton so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Donnie Inness on July 30th, 2018 8:57 am

Lloyd and family,my sincere sympathy at the loss of your father and the boys grandfather.I hope you all have pleasant memories to get you through this sad time.

Condolence from Joey and Sandra on July 30th, 2018 9:05 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Keep the memories close. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on July 30th, 2018 9:20 am

To Lydia and family of Bill Martin Please accept our condolences in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from marilyn whynot on July 30th, 2018 9:31 am


Condolence from Trina and John Langley on July 30th, 2018 9:41 am

So sorry for your loss.Thinking of you all at this difficult time

Condolence from Laura Richardson on July 30th, 2018 9:42 am

I will always remember Bill as a Giant! But the big friendly giant. My heart breaks that he has passed on. Prayers and Love being sent to the whole family. Much love

Condolence from Clarence & Margie on July 30th, 2018 9:47 am

Bill was such a fine ,gentle & talented person & we are so very thankful to have known him .

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on July 30th, 2018 9:49 am

Lydia and family so sorry for your loss thinking of you all at this sad time cedric and susan smith

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on July 30th, 2018 9:50 am

howard and janet thinking of you in this sad time thoughts and prayers go out to you all

Condolence from Kimberly Williamson on July 30th, 2018 9:53 am

Lydia, Maurice June & kids, Lloyd Donna & boys;
Sending love, prayers, and hugs. May you find comfort and strength in each other, and the memories you share. I will remember Bill for his smile and friendliness. His passing saddens us, and many in our little community.
So sorry for your great loss.
Loving thoughts,
Kim David & Kaitlyn

Condolence from Staff at South Shore Chev – Liverpool on July 30th, 2018 9:58 am

Lydia & Family,

We were so sorry to hear of Bill passing, we will miss seeing Bill at the dealership always enjoyed having a chat.
Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time, take care of each other and share your memories of a great man, a husband, father, grandfather & friend.

Condolence from Harlow Construction on July 30th, 2018 10:50 am

Dear Lydia, Maurice & June, Lloyd & Donna & Families, with heart felt sympathy we share in your sorrow of Bill’s passing.

All Employees of Harlow Construction

Condolence from Beatrice DeLong on July 30th, 2018 11:28 am

Dear Lloyd: Sorry to read of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Condolence from Christine Martin (Bill’s niece and John’s daughter) and Ruby Martin, John’s wife on July 30th, 2018 11:46 am

We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. It has been a long time since I saw him last but I remember visiting with Bill and family when I was very young. We had many great times together and I’ll always remember how kind he was and how much we enjoyed our visits to Nova Scotia. A personal highlight was having all three brothers in one room, my father, John, Bill and Howard talking about their shared experiences, growing up.

Condolence from Brenda Dexter on July 30th, 2018 11:55 am

So sorry to read of Bills passing , very shocked to read this, my deepest condolences to you Lydia , Maurice and Lloyd and your family

Condolence from Jordan and Bella Oickle on July 30th, 2018 12:04 pm

Lloyd ,Donna and family
So sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Gordon & Anne Peverill on July 30th, 2018 12:33 pm

Our sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Raymond&Elaine Kempton on July 30th, 2018 12:55 pm

Our condolences at this sad time Lydia & family. RIP BILL.

Condolence from Margo Hanley on July 30th, 2018 1:56 pm

To Lloyd and all of the family: My sincere condolences on the passing of this wonderful man. He was so special to each and everyone of you and you will feel his loss for a long time. I believe you are a very close knit family and I’m sure you will be able to help each other through the sad days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless.

Condolence from Marina & Corey Foley on July 30th, 2018 2:58 pm

So sorry for the loss of your loved one.

Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on July 30th, 2018 5:29 pm

Lloyd, Donna, Quinten and Wesley my condolences on the loss of your grandfather and father. My thoughts are with you after hearing of your loss.

Condolence from Roy &Susan Roscoe on July 30th, 2018 6:29 pm

Lydia, Maurice, Lloyd and family’s. Our deepest sympathies at this time. Rest easy Bill.

Condolence from carol maclean on July 30th, 2018 7:47 pm

Sorry to hear the sad news of Bills passing. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. RIP cousin. Carol Ann (Martin) Maclean and David.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on July 30th, 2018 8:39 pm

Lydia, Lloyd, Maurice and families. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. We loved his music. He will be greatly missed. No more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on July 30th, 2018 8:54 pm

Sorry for your loss. We have heard Bill many times at variety shows. Condolences to his family.

Condolence from Steve Kempton on July 30th, 2018 9:25 pm

Lydia, Maurice, Lloyd and families, I was very sorry to hear about Bill’s illness and now his passing. My condolences to everyone.

Condolence from Tina,Will, and Austin Baker on July 30th, 2018 9:35 pm

Thinking of you all…so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Peter Young,Sharon White,Thelma Young and Bobby Young on July 30th, 2018 10:01 pm

To Lydia,Maurice,Llyod and the rest of the Martin family,we’re so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing,he’ll be missed by all that knew him.Thanks for everything you did.RIP Bill!!

Condolence from allen martin on July 30th, 2018 10:07 pm

Condolences to howard and janet and to the rest of billys family and friends.We are sorry to hear of the loss of billy as we were good friends when growing up ..

Condolence from roy and sharon saulnier on July 30th, 2018 10:10 pm

very sorry for your loss . Bill surely will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Mervin Zwicker on July 31st, 2018 12:46 am

Lydia and family, so sorry to hear of Bills’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Condolence from Bill and Anna on July 31st, 2018 7:59 am

Lydia, Maurice Lloyd and families

Your loss is shared by many, Bill’s laugh and musical talents that he shared so freely will be surely missed. He was a friendly giant with a big heart and always thinking of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We are thankful he is no longer suffering but he will be missed.

Condolence from Lib Mitton on July 31st, 2018 8:28 am

Please accept our sincere condolences Lloyd and Donna, June and Maurice on the passing of your Poppy. Sounds like he was a great man and will be missed greatly. Thinking of you all.Lib

Condolence from Enid MacKay on July 31st, 2018 9:05 am

To Bill’s family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss..
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
( Many years we ago we went to the same one room school in Harmony Mills)
Enid (Hartlin)MacKay

Condolence from John Martin on July 31st, 2018 11:09 am

Deepest condolences to the entire Martin family. Rest in peace cousin.

Condolence from Gale and Art Deveau on July 31st, 2018 12:31 pm

Lloyd,Donna and Family, Our sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

Condolence from JOEY UHLMAN on July 31st, 2018 1:13 pm


Condolence from Kathy & Vaughn Rawding on July 31st, 2018 4:55 pm

Lydia and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Take care

Condolence from Garnet Uhlman on July 31st, 2018 4:58 pm

This is shocking news ! So very sorry about Billy ! My sincere condolences and blessings to you , Lydia , and family.

Condolence from Ken,Alice, Evan Cameron on July 31st, 2018 5:26 pm

Martin Family’s
So sorry for your loss.We all looked up to Bill. His stories kept us entertained. Bill always had a smile on his face when you met him. I enjoyed the many conversations he and I had about work and the projects we experienced . His tireless and selfless giving of himself for all the benefits to help people in need that he did over the years. He was a remarkable man who will leave a large void in your life.

But I would like to share these words with you when we lose some one who we love dearly.

Why? That’s what we ask. The truth is, we may never know for sure why. But, we do know that there is no single… should have done or could have done or didn’t do….that would have changed that why….all that love could do was done. Rest in peace my Friend

Condolence from Bill and Barbara Scobey on July 31st, 2018 6:58 pm

We extend our deepest sympathy to Lydia and family. Bill was a fine man and we always enjoyed his company. May your memories bring you strength and comfort in the coming days.

Condolence from Gary & Toddy Mansfield on July 31st, 2018 9:02 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Bills passing . Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family at this sad time .

Condolence from Brenda Knox-Townsend on July 31st, 2018 10:23 pm

Donna, June and families: So sorry to hear about Bill. My thoughts are with you and may all of the wonderful memories you have of him help you through in the days ahead.

Brenda Knox-Townsend

Condolence from Bill and Anna Cox on August 1st, 2018 12:11 pm

Lydia and Family

Our deepest sympathy in Bill’s passing. We are eternally grateful for the many variety shows, auctions and fundraisers, he put on for the legion over many years. He will forever be in our thoughts and memories. Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this sad time.
The officers and members of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 038

Condolence from Jonathan Gee on August 2nd, 2018 2:23 pm

To Bill’s family and particularly his grandson Quinten who works with us, we were very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Our thought are with you in your time of grief.
Sincerely, Jonathan and the staff of Sobeys Liverpool.

Condolence from Joyce & John Bolivar on August 2nd, 2018 7:16 pm

Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Tony and Valerie Mailman on August 2nd, 2018 9:01 pm

We extend our heartfelt condolences to you Lydia and all of your extended family.
Sincerely, Tony and Valerie Mailman of New Elm.

Condolence from Laverne Mansfield on August 3rd, 2018 10:31 am

Lydia and family as well as all of my cousins in the Martin (my grandmother Zelma Martin-Frail) family we are so sorry for your great loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this very sad and difficult time. Love to each of you.

Condolence from Lisa Heim on August 3rd, 2018 12:43 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Billy’s illness & passing, Lydia. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Dwight and Louise Fancy on August 3rd, 2018 6:42 pm

Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Bill was truly wonderful person, We loved when Bill came to north Queens Nursing home to play music for our residents. A great singer. Condolences to his family and to his brother Howard and Janet.

Condolence from Joyce & Ozzie Wile on August 7th, 2018 9:07 pm

Dear Lydia
We are truly saddened to learn today of Bill’s passing, and wish to extend our most sincere condolences and thoughts of sympathy to you. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but will never be forgotten for he was a true gentleman with an unforgettable smile and friendly personality.

Condolence from Delbert & Mary Weare on August 13th, 2018 9:23 pm

Dear Lydia and family and Howard and Janet, we are late sending this because of an equipment failure. Bill and I were able to catch up some while we shared the same room at Q G H just a few days before he passed on. Death is very hard when it actually happens. Please enjoy some relief by opening your Bible at John 5:28&29 and read about the Resurrection that awaits Bill. We leave you with all our love and best wishes.

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