Obituary of Darrel Walter Martin
MARTIN - Darrel
It is with heavy heart Darrel Walter Martin’s family share his passing. He was our husband, father, and papa. Darrel loved his family, community, and church. Life changes forever for his wife of 45 years, Glenys (nee Johnson); His sons: Nicholas and Joleen and treasured granddaughters Hennessy and Mila; Johnathan and Rachel; Nathaniel and Deanna and youngest treasured granddaughter, Anika.
He also leaves behind his brother Tim (Kristy) children Danny, Katie, Jace, and Sydney Rose. His brother-in-law Michael Pedlar and children Kris (Amber) and Ava: Matthew (Aubrey) Gabby and Devin. His brother–in-law Dan (Tracey) Ethan, Alyssa, Karina, and Noah Johnson. His mother-in-law Bertha Johnson. Aunts and Uncles: Elyane (Don) Tarzwell, Beulah Nolan, and George Grendahl.
Darrel had many roles in his life. He worked on road construction driving buggy, he worked in the refrigeration industry, he was a janitor at W.P Sandin High School, and he drove the Parkside school bus for 42 years. He ran a small engine repair shop, did maintenance for Shellbrook senior housing, and was involved in the fertilizer industry for many years. He was a master driver and had a 1A license most of his life. He enjoyed helping his sons, he didn’t stress, and he just loved to help.
Hockey and Golf were Darrel’s key past times. Whether playing himself, coaching his sons, or watching others. His life intersected with many people and enjoyed all his interactions.
He is predeceased by: His two infant sons, Joshua (1987) and Zachary (1990); His brother Danny (1969); His sister Anita (2002); His father, Clarence (1980) mother, Vivian (2000); His Father in law, Ken Johnson (2005) and aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents that went before him.
There was a private family graveside service held for Darrel at the Parkside Cemetery on Monday, September 26, 2022, with Pastor Chris Dean officiating.
The Celebration of Life for Darrel was held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. from the Parkside Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Chris Dean officiating. A time of refreshments and fellowship followed at the Parkside Heritage Centre.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Darrel to the Shellbrook & Area Food Bank. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.