Harvey Leslie Martin was born on April 26th, 1946 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan and was called Home suddenly to be with his Lord and where he was re-united with his beloved wife Leslie, on May 31st, 2015 at the age of 69 years.
Harvey will be lovingly remembered by his children, Owen (Brandy) Martin of Vernon, B.C., Dana (Jason) Martin of Armstrong, B.C. and Trevor (Erin) Martin of Salmon Arm, B.C.; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Avery, Jessica, Ben and Bradley; one brother, Dennis Martin of Penticton, B.C.; two sisters, Joyce (Johnny) Edwards of Kelowna, B.C. and Eleanor Low of Sherwood Park, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Leslie in 2008; his parents, Alec and Eva; and one sister, Ann.
Harvey enjoyed a long and wonderful career as a store clerk at Canada Safeway for 32 years and then at Butcher Boys for 11 years. He was known for his helpful and caring assistance to customers in the store and for the work ethic he possessed. He was a great example and mentor to all those he worked with. In the 32 years he was at Safeway he was incredibly proud of the fact that he never missed one day of work. Harvey loved hunting in his younger years and then later fishing and quading. He had a home based business, one in which he raised chickens and then enjoyed supplying people with the eggs they produced. He was known as the “Chicken Man” and he enjoyed the added social contact with people in his retirement years that providing and delivering eggs gave him. Harvey’s favourite season of the year was Christmas and there is a room set apart in the family home that reflects the love he had for that time of the year. He was a lover of his Tim Horton’s double double and a constant visitor at the Drive-Thru!!
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Harvey’s Life which will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeremy Kinniburgh officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Harvey to Santa’s Anonymous Society, #2-4320-29th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5B8.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187