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Born: Feb 28, 1955

Date of Passing: Mar 31, 2022

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February 28, 1955 - March 31, 2022

On a beautiful sunny day, Martin Nagelkop passed peacefully with family at his side.
Martin is survived by his daughters, Candice (Chris), Amber, and Carolyn, as well as his brother Harvey. Martin was predeceased by his wife Shelley; his brother Mickey; and sisters, Shelley and Carol.
Martin was a joyful, funny, and hardworking man who loved music, action movies, a "double fatboy" burger, and the colour yellow. Other than his daughters, Martin was most proud of his long career as an airplane mechanic with Canadian Airlines, and eventually Air Canada where he made numerous lifelong friends. Martin was a talented furniture upholsterer and refinisher, and a "jack of all trades" that could fix nearly anything. Martin will be remembered most for his sense of humour, his generosity, and his unwavering willingness to drop everything to provide support for his daughters, his family, and his friends. Martin was a kind and loving man, and will be missed.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • I've known Martin since 1973. I was 9 years old. I saw him then drive his muscle car with pride. Live like he didn't care what anyone thought, like Paul le Mat of the old movie... American Graffitti. He lived passionately. Pursuing my sister. Fighting for her love. They could not keep their hands off each other. Or be apart. They were one. Not to be separated by anyone. I was there to witness this. He was kind to me. A big brother type. I cared for him. I was with him the day Elvis died. In 1977. I was visiting my sister and him that morning. She had to go to work. He made me eggs that morning. He was pretty sad. I was there that day. I was there and was a bridesmaid the day he married my sister. He was happy. I danced with his brother. I remember his Mom whom he loved. He insisted they play "can't help falling in love" by Elvis to their first married dance together. He was so happy. He sang and played "sixteen candles" on my 16th birthday in 1980 to me. I was there when his first two girls were born in Winnipeg. He was so excited and full of pride. I went with him to his father's funeral when he died....He was sad. He helped his dad through tough times even though Martin lived through rough times with his dad. He was forgiving as Martin lived life. The way it was presented to him. He did what he thought was best. He was human. Today I realize that he would never want to burden people with his own illness. He wanted to leave this life being the guy riding out of here in his muscle car with dignity and full of pride. RIP....Condolences to all whom loved him. Past and present. Whom were part of and witnessed his life. To his children especially, Candice, Amber and sympathy. Auntie Sharon - Posted by: Auntie Sharon (Sister in law) on: Apr 22, 2022

  • Sorry to hear the news. You will be greatly missed. Your big smile and comfortable feeling when you were around. You always said I payed to much when I bought something. We had some great conversations. Rest In Peace buddy. - Posted by: Len Smith (Co-worker) on: Apr 12, 2022

  • My condolences to Martin's family and friends ! Rest in peace Martin !! - Posted by: Rick Ockenden (co-worker and friend) on: Apr 10, 2022

  • On behalf of Local Lodge 764 & the Tech Ops Shop Committee, I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to Martin’s family. It was always fun having Martin on the crew. His smiling face will be missed. - Posted by: Joe Toth (Co-worker) on: Apr 09, 2022

  • On behalf of Local Lodge 764 & the Tech Ops Shop Committee, I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to Martin’s family. It was always fun having Martin on the crew. His smiling face will be missed. - Posted by: Joe Toth (Co-worker) on: Apr 09, 2022

  • RIP Martin. It was always a pleasure working when you were around. Time flies and it seems like it was ages ago when you first arrived from Winnipeg. You always helped everyone. Keep soaring high Marty. Cheers. - Posted by: Don and charlene Leylabd (Coworker) on: Apr 09, 2022

  • I worked with Martin in the same department for many years. Always so easy-going and always happy regardless of the obstacles he faced. We had so many good laughs at work it made the day much more enjoyable when he was on shift. I once penned him Nibblecock and when Danny Carroll heard that (RIP Danny) he ran with it!! 🤣 not sure if Marty liked it though lol! Sincere condolences to the family in losing a truly awesome individual. With deep respect Bernie Lamers - Posted by: Bernie Lamers (Co-worker and friend ) on: Apr 09, 2022

  • I’ve known Marty for many years through work and consider him a good friend. Always had a smile ad good words. Marty, you will be missed! Rest In Peace old friend! - Posted by: Dan Godin (Friend and x co-worker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to the family, such sad news! Marty and I worked on the same crew for a lot years, days and nights. He got me interested in collecting comic books, and he upholstered our kitchen nook, as a wedding gift, which was completely unexpected…but that’s Marty, a very kind and generous man! Rest In Peace our friend, you will never be forgotten ❤️ - Posted by: Toby and Shelley West (Coworker/friend ) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • My deepest condolences…God bless you Martin. Lots of love and respect. - Posted by: Rick Dhillon (Friend/co-worker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • I always had a great time with Martin. He was there anytime l needed help on an aircraft and always great fun to joke around with. He will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Mike Schmied (Co worker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • Worked with Martin at Air Canada. Such a wonderful man, always kind, giving, greatest of attitudes. He always came to work with an infectious smile. He will be missed. Condolences to Martin’s family. I will miss you my man. RIP and keep smiling - Posted by: Marcel Retel (Co-worker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • Condolences to Marty’s family and friends from a co-worker at the airline. Martin will be missed. - Posted by: John Nicholson (Coworker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • I worked with Martin for many years on graveyard shift. We always talked and I enjoyed his personality and demeanor. Extremely nice man with a great sense of humor. I saw him recently before I retired in August and I hung around after work to chat with him, and to see what was currently going on. I am so glad I took that time to spend with him. He will be missed. My condolences to his family, he was a great man. - Posted by: Clay Ferguson (Co worker) on: Apr 08, 2022

  • Candace, Amber and Carolyn. We are so sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen Martin for so long, but have many great memories of times spent together so many years ago. He was such a wonderful, loving and fun man. He will be missed by all her knew him. Hugs to you all😢 - Posted by: Ruth and Dale Malus (Brother in law) on: Apr 05, 2022

  • Worked with Martin for many years..RIP my friend. - Posted by: Michael Krochter (co-worker at Canadian Airlines, then Air Canada) on: Apr 04, 2022

  • God Bless you Martin Edward - Posted by: Edward Degenstien (Family ) on: Apr 03, 2022

  • I got to know Martin ten years ago when his lovely daughter, Candice, married my son, Chris. We were both great Elvis fans and were delighted when “Elvis” appeared at the wedding reception! He was a kind man, great sense of humour and loved his daughters. He upholstered several antique chairs for me last year during Covid and they will always remind me of his talent and kindness. Sadly, Parkinson’s took it’s toll in the end. Rest In Peace, dear Martin and know that I am honoured to have Candice in my life. She is like a daughter to me too. - Posted by: Rosemary Alder (Candice’s mother-in-law.) on: Apr 02, 2022

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