Lloyd MARTIN

MARTIN; Lloyd Edward. Aug 15, 1949 – Feb 7, 2013. It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we say goodbye to a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend who was taken from us far too soon on February 7, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. Lloyd was born in Chilliwack on August 15, 1949 and was the eldest of five siblings. Left to mourn his passing are, his wife and soulmate, Anne Creber-Girbav;his sons: Jason Martin (Adriana), Justin Martin (Andrea); grandchildren: Lexus, Logan, Addison and Liam Martin. His stepsons: Scott, Stephen and Sheldon Girbav; brother, John Martin; sisters: Lori Broome and Kathy Buit (Dick) Uncle Bill Martin (Carol); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Phil and Emma Martin (nee Lunzmann) and his sister Cindy Martin. Lloyd lived his life for his family and was a good friend to many. He was very involved in his sons’ lives from the time they could skate and play hockey and throw a softball, never wanting to miss a game. He spent many hours in cold rinks and on the road traveling to out-of-town games and tournaments cheering his boys on and assisting in coaching them and their teammates. He loved his Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Seattle Seahawks and, of course, yearly escapes in January to the Vallarta Sun. Besides his family, his other love was cars, especially Corvettes, of which he owned a few. He was so very proud of his last Red Corvette which he re-built just a few years ago from the frame up. He worked for many years in the auto- wrecking industry. He knew his cars and he knew their parts. Lloyd will be deeply missed and fondly remembered as a Good Guy with a Big Heart and a Huge Smile by all who knew him. Special thanks to Dr. Page and Dr. Bole for their kindness and compassion, also Nurse Jen at CGH Emerg., Dr.’s Leong and Schellenberg and Clinical trial nurses Arlissa and Theresa at the Surrey BCCA for their care and support during Lloyd’s lengthy battle with this awful disease. The family held a private remembrance on February 11, 2013. A Celebration of Lloyd’s Life will be held on April 20, 2013 at the Camp River Hall 50246 Camp River Rd. Chilliwack from 2 – 5 p.m. Please bring your fond memories and stories to share. In memory of Lloyd, donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research or a charity of your choice.