It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Joseph (Ron) Martin. Ron passed peacefully early Friday morning, at home, at the age of 86. He was dearly loved by his wife Lena, his children Paul (Wanda) and Carole (Jean), his grandchildren Jonathan (Becca) and Sarah (Zach), his brother Jerry (Honey) and his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Toronto, proud Canadian. Ron started his career in the Canadian Army, which gave him an opportunity to visit the country that he loved. Coming back to Toronto in the early 50's, he started to climb the corporate world in the automotive industry. He was a proud member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was involved in manufacturing and designing vehicle testing equipment.
He was worldly and well read. He loved to travel, especially in Europe but above all, he loved his family. He has been a model husband, father and grandfather. Ron loved family gatherings. Always ready to help others, he had a soft side for those in need. He is known to his grandchildren as Mr. Fixit!
His laughter, smile, sense of humor and joy he brought to all will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations can be made to The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.