Jack passed away peacefully at Nana’s House in Lake Cowichan. Jack was born in Victoria to Clarence and Laura Martin and grew up in Paldi. Jack was a gifted and talented athlete which many people still talk about to this day. Jack left high school just two weeks before graduation to join the Navy and go on to fight in the Korean War. Upon returning home, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Bev Thommassen. At the same time, he became a certified draftsman and began working for the City of Vancouver. However, Jack got the chance to try his hand at logging on Vancouver Island and was hooked. Jack worked as an independent contractor and faller for most of the major logging companies in the area for over thirty years. Jack was proud that he had the opportunity to break in many of his friends in as fallers. He briefly tried his hand at commercial fishing and what many people don’t know, when he retired to Vancouver, he worked for a few years in the movie industry as an extra in movies and TV productions.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Clarence & Laura Martin and his brother Phil Martin. He leaves behind children Tracy (Ross) Forrest, Lynn (Jim) Hayward and Todd Martin, his grandchildren Jada & Drew Forrest, Sheena (Dave) Furze, Dayna & Darcy Hayward and great granddaughter Peyton Furze. He is also survived by his ex-wife and friend, Bev Martin, brother Lyle Martin and his sister-in-law Betty Martin.
Jack was a gentle man with a wicked & sarcastic sense of humor. The family wishes to thank Darlene Pohn, Donna & Arnold Van der Vlugt and Sandy Baker for their excellent care over the past nine years.
There will be no service – a gathering of family
and friends will be held at a later date.