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FINE, Max ‘Marty’

October 11, 1922 – Toronto, ON
May 31, 2013 – Calgary, AB

With family at his side, Max Marty Fine passed away peacefully at Rockyview Hospital on Friday May 31, 2013 at the age of 90. A few days prior he sustained a serious brain injury from a fall, which caused his passing. Until that fateful day he was vigorous, energetic, humorous and had that unique ever present twinkle in his eye. Only a month earlier he had, per his custom each year, driven from Palms Springs to Calgary.

Marty was born in Toronto on October 11, 1922 to Reuven and Rebecca Fine. During a sprint in the Air Force, while stationed in Calgary, he met Sarah (Belzberg), the love of his life, who predeceased Marty in 2003, as did his brother Lou some years earlier.

While his business pursuits were varied, he will be chiefly remembered for being a pioneer in the Calgary automobile business.

Everyone loved Marty for his sense of humor, gentle nature, generosity and his ability to stimulate a sense of fun in all those around him.

He is survived by sons Harvey, Larry (Elaine), and Arnold (Susan), and grandchildren Nicole, Stephanie, Carly, Adam and Sydney, and great grand children, Max and Sophie and niece Linda and nephew Allan.

During the last years of his life Marty enjoyed the companionship of Debbie Minas and her family.

In lieu of flowers, we encourage friends to make a donation to the charity of their choice.

The graveside service will be at Queen’s Park Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday June 4, 2013, followed by a gathering at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Arnold Jameson :

    I am so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. Yes, RIP. Let this old fart rest forever in his grave undisturbed. I am fully assured he is in heaven now.

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  2. Marsha & Stew Kerby :

    So very, very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I’m sure it was a huge shock to all of you but know you had some great times together. Our thoughts are with you.
    Marsha & Stew Kerby

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  3. Susan Gibson :

    Sorry to read of Martys passing. My father, Wally worked for Marty selling cars at the”Car Strip” for many years. I still recall the countless stories from those good old days. My thoughts are with you. You are fortunate to have had so many years with him. Regards, Susan Gibson

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