Jack Martin

Obituary of Jack Martin

Martin, Forrest John George (Jack) 

2/26/35 - 11/10/17  

It is with immense sadness that we announce Jack's passing after a short illness. Much loved husband of Jo-Anne, with whom he shared 38 great years. Loving father of Leslie Pittman (Alan) of Hamilton and Todd Martin (Kim) of Abbotsford, B.C.  Special step-dad to Stacey McCaffery (Wayne Hickson) and Chris McCaffery.   Proud Grandpa to six grandchildren, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Nathan and Hannah of Abbotsford and Eddie and Trevor of Hamilton. He will be missed by his devoted sister Jeanne Manners and  younger sister Gail Nyberg.  Predeceased by brother Don. Jack had many friends and relished wonderful times with special friends the Boulianes, Gherasims and Roberts. Jack spent 32 years of his initial career with Canadian General Electric in various positions and locations around the province ending up in Windsor before joining Trillium Cable TV. He was part of the team of Marketers that brought Cable TV to Windsor and surrounding areas in 1984, ending as Marketing Manager for Southwestern Ontario. An avid sportsman, he was a Past President of Riverside Minor Hockey and in his early life played on several Ontario championship teams in Hockey (Napanee) and Fastball (Lakefield). He was a dyed in the wool fan of the Red Wings, Tigers and Lions and was a formidable adversary in any sports trivia contest. He was a longtime member of Erie Shores Golf and Country Club and especially enjoyed playing with the "Proggers". He loved making Christmas shortbreads and giving them to family, friends and doctors. His pecan and apple pies were to die for.  He was also a great cook, never reluctant to try out new recipes. In lieu of flowers, donations to Erie Shores Health Foundation, Erie Shores Hospice or a charity of your choice may be made by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631). Jack's wishes were for cremation, with no visitation or funeral. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date, with a tree planted in his memory at Erie Shores Golf and Country Club. He was one of the "good guys”. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca