JAMES ALLEN MARTIN

JAMES ALLEN MARTIN, born in Regina, SK on September 8, 1941, passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2011, in Westbank, BC, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Marie and their children Tracy and Troy. He inspired and supported us to achieve our dreams. Our successes are a result of his unwavering belief that we could accomplish whatever we worked hard for. He is survived by his brother Bert (Sandi) and sister Anne. Jim worked with the Regina Public School Board for 33 years as a teacher and a principal. He found great pleasure and challenge in education as he touched the lives of his students. Following his retirement and relocation to the Okanagan, he enjoyed wood working and landscaping and yearly winter escapes to California and Arizona and was for years an active partner in a Caribou District placer-gold mining operation. The family would like to extend grateful thanks to the exemplary team at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic; doctors Khoo and Petrik and all of the individuals who were involved in his treatment and care over the last 4 years. The family would like to extend an extra special thank you to ‘his guardian angel’, Sherrill. Additional thanks and gratitude is extended to the Central Okanagan Community Care Team and the Palliative Response Team, without their amazing support, it would have been impossible to provide Jim with the necessary care to fulfill his wish of remaining in his home. Please know that you are all very special people and we are eternally grateful. It was Jim’s wish not to have a service, and in lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be made in his memory to a charity that is special to you. Messages of condolences may be sent to: hansonswb@shaw.ca.