December 5, 1941 – March 11, 2022
Don passed away peacefully with loving family by his side. Predeceased by his brother Clifford Martinson and his father Kristian Martinson and mother Lela Martinson (Tall).
Don leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Jean, sons Chris (Viviana) and Craig (Patzili), and grandchildren Lisa, Danna, Sophie, Cammie, Aidan and Ethan. Don is also survived by his brothers Ralph (Una) and Fred (Fran), sisters Margaret Kinley and Lola Christianson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Don worked in commercial fishing during his younger years and then in the mining industry in both Canada and Mexico. He loved to fish!
Don dearly loved his family, both the immediate members and extended family, but especially his six beautiful grandchildren.
Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home. Urn Interment will follow a Graveside Service in Miramichi, New Brunswick in July. For those who wish, donations to the British Columbia Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.
Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.
We will miss each other for awhile,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won’t be long you will see,
Till we’re together you and me,
To all of those that think of me,
be happy as I go out to sea,
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’