Our loving Dad passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Martin was born in Zurich, Switzerland and immigrated to Canada in 1955 to successfully achieve his dream of being a farmer. After working for others at various jobs, he purchased his first farm in Greendale in 1960, followed by Alpina Dairy Farm on Lamson Road, Sumas Prairie in 1966. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards with friends, fishing, his music and travelling. He was a long time member of the Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association, Vancouver Swiss Society, Vancouver Dorfmusik and his church.
The family thanks the wonderful staff at Bevan for their care of our Dad over the past year.
He is survived by Dorothy, his loving wife and best friend of 62 years, and their four children; Ron (Lorrie), Lucy (Rick) Bell, Rudy (Trudy) and Kathy (Robert) Krahn and their families. We will miss him and cherish the many wonderful memories we had together.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abbotsford Food Bank or MCC (Mennonite Central Committee).
Memorial Service to be held on Friday, March 15 at River of Life Church in Greendale, 42368 South Sumas Road at 1:30 pm. Refreshments to follow.