MARTIN, Henry M.

September 19, 1926 - May 4, 2021

Peacefully passed away into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence, 7219 Line 86, Wallenstein, at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 15 days. Born on September 19, 1926 to the late Amos C. and Louisa M. Martin. On March 19, 1952 he was united in holy matrimony to Irene B. Martin in Woolwich Township. They lived together for 64 years and 28 days. The Lord blessed their home with eight children: James (Delphine) of Durham, Timothy (Anna Mary) of Harriston, Dean (Anna) of Wallenstein, the late Dale (2021) (MaryAnn) of Ontario, OR, John (Ruby) of Alma, Joyce (John E.) Weaver of Thamesville, Ruth at home, and Cheryl (Marvin) Bauman of Wallenstein. He is fondly remembered by his 47 grandchildren and 84 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Mary Weber of Elmira, Verna Martin of Waterloo, and sisters-in-law Wilma Martin of New Hamburg, Anna Martin and Eva Martin of Elmira. Henry was predeceased by his beloved companion Irene in 2016, son Dale (2021), grandson Matthew Henry Martin (in India 2002), brothers Nelson, Emerson, and Clarence, sister Velina (Amos L.) Martin, brothers and sisters-in-law Cleason Weber, Cleon and Cleta Martin, Irvin and Selema Bauman, Edgar and Maryann Martin, Harvey Martin, and step-mother Minerva Martin. Henry was a founding member of Calvary Conservative Mennonite Church, where he was a member at his decease. He was ordained to the office of minister (pastor) in 1963 and to the office of bishop in 1969 for the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario. The family wishes to express gratitude for the compassionate nursing assistance and care that made it possible to care for our father at home. A drive by visitation was held on Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 2:00 – 8:00pm at Maranatha Mennonite Church, 31 John Street, Drayton. A drive in service was held at 2:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Maranatha Mennonite Church. Family burial followed at Calvary Conservative Mennonite Cemetery.

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