David Wayne Martin

MARTIN David Wayne  (May 12, 1947-March 30, 2021) - David, son of the late May and Cecil Martin, brother to the late Jack Martin, brother to Larry Martin (and Betty), Connie Sue Robinson (and Joe), Joanne Kirk (and Doug), Joe Martin (and Dianne) and Mary Martin (and Joan) and Uncle to numerous special Nieces, Nephews (and great-nieces and nephews) passed away in his 74th year. He was a high school scholar (nicknamed "Atlas" by classmates), who went on to achieve his Masters in Applied Math and Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, where he later taught Math. Many summers were spent working on the South Side fishing with his brothers. When Dave retired, he enjoyed his music, reading, walks, photography and especially, his gardening. He was part of the Port Dover Horticultural Society and won some awards for his beautiful plants. Dave had a true passion and endless patience not only for his gardening, but also for his beloved pets over the years. He was very devoted to his Mother when she entered the care home and often took her flowers to brighten her day. David stayed in touch with many friends and family through beautifully written letters until he was no longer able to. He generously donated to many causes that mattered to him. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a private family funeral was held. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca