January 16, 1942 – May 9, 2021
at the age of 79 years:
Looking out the large glass windows of a beautiful home overlooking Shuswap Lake Jim Martin would often comment on how much he loved the view and the peace and quiet of the small town he and his wife Karen retired to in 2006. It was in this home, on May 9, 2021 where Jim (John) Martin passed away at the age of 79. Born in 1942 in Karlsruhe, Ukraine to his parents Andreas and Klara Martin, the family moved to Canada in 1957 when Jim was 15 years old. He started his career as a plumbers apprentice and many years later finally retired while working for the City of Vancouver. As a young man, he loved his cars and owned many over the years with his favorite being a 1957 Red and Cream coloured Ford Fairline convertible which he had when he met Karen and eventually sold to get married. Together they raised three children and were married for 58 years. He is survived by his wife Karen (nee Nash), kids Lisa, Liana (Murray), John (Heather), grandsons Cliff and David in BC and sisters Rosa (Walter), Ottila (Brian), and family in Regina, Saskatchewan. He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, dad and brother and thought of by all who knew him as a kind person with a big smile and a generous heart.