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William Martin

William Martin

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Martin, William Abraham- After a short battle with cancer, at his home, with his family by his side, on Thursday, July 9,2020 in his 94th year. Bill Martin, Dearly beloved husband of Gwen. Loving father of Lynda Hall (Leigh) of Simcoe, Beverly Martin (Ralph), Alice Lampkin (Gary) Both of Ingersoll and Elizabeth of London. Lovingly Remembered by his 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 12 brothers and sister. Bill was a long-time employee of American Can. He was named Mr Softball in 1988 and made a member of the Simcoe and Area Sports Hall of Fame. He was also named to the Ontario Softball Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. He began his coaching career in 1954 until 1976, coaching a number of Simcoe's Ontario Championship teams. He left coaching to sit on the Executive of Ontario Amateur Softball Association and the Executive of Simcoe Minor Softball, for many years. He was awarded a certificate of Merit by the Canadian Government for his Contribution to Youth. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home 100 Crescent Blvd Simcoe from 1-3pm Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Burial and Cremation Services 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226-290-9093). Online condolences can be left at www.serenityburialandcremation.com Due to Covid 19 rules Please call to Register your attendance at (226) 290-9093 - Face masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
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    100 Crescent Blvd
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    100 Crescent Blvd
    SIMCOE, ON
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    Due to Covid 19 rules Please call to Register your attendance at (226) 290-9093 - Face masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

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Virginia Drayson

Posted at 02:38pm
To Bill's Family - Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of Bill. He was a good man and community supporter, especially in the softball domain. He will be missed by many including the neighbourhood where we used to live.
Virginia and Susan Drayson

Celia Pursley

Posted at 02:06pm
Dear Gwen and family,
It is with heavy heart that I partake of your grief. Bill will always hold a very special place in my heart. I can only believe that he is no longer suffering and is now at peace with his Father in heaven. I am so sorry for your loss, I pray God will nurture you all through this and any future difficult times.
In Yeshua's name,
Celia

Darrell Maguire

Posted at 01:00pm
My deepest condolences to you all on the death of Bill. He was a gentleman in the truest meaning of the word. He was always kind and took a great interest in everyone he met. His love and care of Gwen was truly touching. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you. Rev. Darrell Maguire First Baptist Church Simcoe
LH

Love Heb

Posted at 05:04pm
Dearest Gwen and Family I am grateful to have had Bill as part of my life and for the the privilege of being 'Daughter # 5'. - Love Heb
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