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Born: Apr 11, 1934
Date of Passing: Jan 02, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
April 11, 1934 - January 2, 2022
Peacefully, surrounded by family, George Martens passed into glory at the age of 87.
George is mourned by his loving wife, Sylvia, of 65 years, and their three children, spouses, and families: Debby (Victor) and children, Andrew (Aimee), Hayley and Brooke, Heather, son Randy, Cheryl (Bradley), and children Victoria (Drew), Hudson, Trevor (Katrina), William, Jacob, and Beau, Steven (Ashley), Jonathan and Colton. He is survived by siblings Mary, John (Hedy), and Albert (Martha), sister-in-law Joanne, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Ernest, Leonard, Willy, Sophie and Peter.
George grew up in Sperling, Manitoba and met Sylvia, when she came to teach there. They moved to Winnipeg and had 65 wonderful years together.
George was a hard worker who always gave his best. His specialty was in Management Information Systems at a time when computer technology was in its infancy. He worked at Manitoba Medical Service, Gambles McLeod, Red River Community College and the Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference.
George liked to stay active and enjoyed curling and golf, cherishing the friendships he made over the years. Music was another important part of his life; he loved to sing and listen to music, especially of the classical genre.
As a man of faith, George demonstrated a servant heart in every area of his life. He was kind and generous with his time, gifts, and resources, whether through active membership at Portage Avenue Church or helping family with everything from schoolwork to building projects. His greatest joy was gathering as a family and spending time with those he loved.
George's funeral will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the Portage Avenue Church. The service will be livestreamed at http://pachurch.ca/george-martens .
Donations in memory of George may be made to Portage Avenue Church.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
I fondly remember the days when George and I worked for the Manitoba Community Colleges Division and our offices were next door to each other at Red River. He was always someone who you could speak to candidly, ask for advice, and provide support. Also liked to hear about his curling success particularly when he and his brother were curling with Harold Hamilton. - Posted by: Kent Morgan (Work Colleague) on: Jan 08, 2022
Dearest Sylvia and family, So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was such a kind man who will be missed by many. Thinking and praying for you as you walk this path. Affectionately in Christ. Maxine - Posted by: Maxine Gacek (Co-worker/friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
George was a friend, teammate and supporter of mine and I will always cherish the many great memories of curling, socializing and sharing lots of laughs. We were always competitive out on the ice, but that never interfered with fun comments, jokes and having a laugh at the same time. I always told him he taught me how to throw the “high-hard-one” to clean things up out there and many years after we curled together I appreciated his presence at some of my competitive games. He lived his faith throughout his daily walk in life and I will always remember him as a gentleman and my friend. - Posted by: Troy Hamilton (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
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