Robert (Bob) Neil Martman passed peacefully in Victoria on July 8, 2015.
Born in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, he and Dorothy moved to Sidney in 1946, where they settled and raised their three sons, Gord, Bob and Ron. An active member of the community, he was a well-known and respected builder, also operating the local Gem Theatre for many years as a family business.
Predeceased by his wife Dorothy on May 10, 2015, he leaves three sons (Gord, Bob, Ron) and daughter-in-laws (Liz, Susan, Susanne). Also seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, one of whom commented, ‘Grandpa was an honorable gentleman.’ A fitting description, Bob was quick to lend a hand or offer an encouraging word, acting always with fairness and integrity. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 28th at Holy Trinity Church (corner of West Saanich and Mills) with tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.