Martin John (Pat) passed away suddenly but peacefully on December 23, 2003 in White Rock in his 91st year. Pat was predeceased by wife Minnie in 2001, to whom he devoted much of his energy and love in caring for during her final years, and he missed her tremendously. Survived by sons Martin (Gaye) of South Surrey and Douglas (Pat) of Nanaimo; grandchildren Lisa, Christien, Nicholas and Duncan; and sister Alice Morley (Jack) of Vancouver.
Born in Vancouver on December 27, 1911, Pat grew up in the downtown area and trained as an auto mechanic before joining the Shell Oil Refinery in 1934. Enlisting in the RCAF in 1942, Pat served overseas as a lead aircraft mechanic with the RCAF 143 Wing until the end of WWII. Rejoining Shell in 1945, Pat retired from the company in 1972 and moved to South Surrey/White Rock where he and Minnie resided. An avid golfer Pat was a charter member of the Hazelmere Golf Club.
Of strong conviction and spirit, Pat remained fiercely independent and lived in his own home until recently. He will be fondly remembered and missed by family and friends. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.