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Martin, Al (Dr.)

Dr. Al Martin passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Pincher Creek Hospital.
He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Lori (Dave), daughter-in law Pat from England and six grandchildren: Chrissy, Megan, Daniel, Jennifer (Rich), Michael (Vicki) and Andrew. He is also survived by his great granddaughter Rose.
Al was predeceased by his wife June and three children, Barb, Brian and Donna (Rick), as well as his parents and three brothers Bruce, Bob and Joe. 
Al was born April 25, 1927 in Govan, Sask. where his family farmed. Aside from working on the farm, he enjoyed many sports such as hockey with his brothers.
Al met and married June while attending university in Edmonton. He moved his little family to Guelph, Ont. to complete his studies. Upon graduation, he moved to Lethbridge, Fort Macleod and finally settled in Claresholm where he finished off his long career helping animals. 
His fervent wish was always to have his own farm and they realized this dream in Claresholm. They raised Murray Grey cattle and were instrumental in bringing the breed to Canada. He spent whatever time he could at work on the farm and showing his cattle.
Al also spent many years involved in various organizations including Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and various sports — primarily golf and curling. 
Al was well-known in the community and after he moved to town was often seen walking everywhere he could. It was the highlight of his day to wave to the people he knew and loved. 
Al moved to Pincher Creek a few years ago to be closer to his daughter but never forgot his kinship to his community.
A celebration of Al’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Willow Creek Funeral Home, 4079 First St. W., Claresholm.
In memory of Dr. Martin, donations may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 16th Ave. N., Lethbridge, T1H 5E9 or on behalf of his three children, the Canadian Cancer Society 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, T2E 2P5.
Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Phone 403-625-3212. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com.

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