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MARTIN, Richard “Dick” James

March 14, 1946 – Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard “Dick” James Martin sadly announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Richard will be forever remembered by his loving wife Moyra; their children Jeffrey Todd and Gregory David (Laural-Lee); and his adored grandchildren Ryan, Addison, Ethan and Noah. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Muriel Williams and Dalyce (Jim) Thacker and their families. He was predeceased by his sons Trevor Ashley Martin and Robert James Martin.

Richard spent thirty years in the telecommunications sector as a Managing Director with AGT/TELUS. He was committed to the spirit of giving back to his community through his active volunteerism in the Canadian Progress Club, Calgary Stampede and Rope Square and his leadership role in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society of Calgary. Richard was a proud, Southern Alberta conservative who loved his land and lived for his family. He savored a barbequed steak, a glass of fine wine, and a good ’ole country two-step. He was a man who enjoyed shopping – a new suit, a new pair of cowboy boots, a bargain! He was a consummate host and a fine conversationalist known for his quick-witted comebacks. Family gatherings reminiscing and laughing about stories of our past were something Richard treasured. Some of his happiest times were spent with his grandchildren and planning his and Moyra’s next adventure. We will remember a life lived with purpose and principle, courage and determination who embraced fairness, loyalty and unconditional love for family and friends.

“Say not in grief he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was.”

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers  at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Calgary Chapter (47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8, Telephone (905) 294-7645, www.cpff.ca. The family wishes to thank Dr. Fell, Dr. Place, Kirk Mathison and Patty Bangslund, Unit 66 at South Health Campus, RTs’s at South Health Campus and Calgary Paramedics.

In living memory of Dick Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. What a tremendous loss. I’ll always remember our holiday drive to Washington DC laughing ourselves silly knowing we were lost in the darkened streets but determined to find our lodging. Treasure the memories. You, all of you, are in our prayers.

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  2. Shirley Hanson :

    Moyra,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dick. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Shirley Hanson.

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  3. Dearest Moyra and family, on behalf of the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation, our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. May the Lord comfort you in your time and need and may you find grace in your sorrows.

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  4. Moyra and family, The thoughts and prayers of many surround you during this time of loss and grief. I add mine to theirs. May the love of our compassionate God bring you some peace and comfort.

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  5. Moyra and family:

    My deepest condolences on your loss of this great man. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karen Kisser

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  6. Moyra,
    I am sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God be at your side to give your strength and guide you.
    Sabrina

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  7. Gillian Da Costa :

    Moyra, Jeff, Greg, Laural-Lee and family,
    Dick was the definition of a Good Man, totally devoted to his family and always there for their friends. Your loss is unimaginable… may your memories stay strong and keep him with you always. He will be missed My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Gillian

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  8. Moyra, Bob & I are saddened by the passing of Dick. So many memories! Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  9. Betty and Al Woelk :

    We are sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  10. Fred, Julia & family :

    Moyra, we are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We have many good memories from years past, Dick was one of a kind !! Our thoughts and deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  11. Sheryl Holthe :

    Dear Moyra and family;
    There are no words only the fond memories.
    I am remembering Dick, Ron , you and I, our laughter and the many “ Sociables “.
    All My Love
    Sheryl

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  12. Gary Strother :

    Moyra and family;
    Sincere condolences on behalf of your Calgary Catholic family. You always spoke so fondly of Dick, we know he’ll truly be missed…

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  13. Bryan Szumlas :

    Dear Moyra and family,
    Thinking of you during this tough time. I’m sure Dick is in heaven smiling down on the great memories you made together. You’re in my heart and prayers.

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  14. Moyra
    I only met Dick a few times but I do know how very much you loved and cherished him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  15. Dear Moyra and Family,

    My deepest condolences go out to you all in the loss of your loved one at this time. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you !!

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  16. Dear Moyra,

    As a close Ontario friend of Eileen’s, I had the opportunity to be in your and Dick’s company on a couple of occasions – and enjoyed those times very much.

    Eileen has often shared with me the love and admiration she feels for the two of you and your families.

    Please know you are in my thoughts, and prayers go out for each of you.

    Sincerely,

    Del Kraehn

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  17. Dear Moyra and family,
    I am just so sorry that you’ve lost Dick after such a long struggle. He was and always will be one of my favourite people and I will always remember all the fun our families had together over the years.
    Sheila

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  18. Dear Moyra and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories you made together sustain you during this difficult time.

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  19. Michelle Taylor :

    Dear Moyra,

    I am very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Michelle

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  20. Michele Connelly :

    To Moyra, Jeff, Greg, Laural-Lee,
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. It is difficult to lose a loved one, especially one who was taken too young. We have great memories of this wonderful man and we know your memories will help ease the pain in the times to come.
    Prayers and hugs to you all.
    Love, Michele And Tim

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  21. Michele Connelly :

    Dear Moyra, Jeff, Greg and Laural-Lee,
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Dick’s passing. It is difficult to lose a loved one, especially one who was taken too young. We have great memories of this wonderful man and we are sure your memories will help ease the pain in the times to come.
    Prayers and hugs to you all.
    Love, Michele and Tim

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  22. Nancy Blaskin :

    Dear Moyra and Family
    I have recently experienced the loss and sadness that you are going through. I am so sorry that you have to face each new day without the love of your life. I will pray for all of you. Maybe the two “Richards” will be roommates again, like 50 years ago. Love and conolences to you all
    Nancy Blaskin

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  23. Nancy Blaskin :

    Dear Moyra and Family
    I have recently experienced the loss and sadness that you are going through. I am so sorry that you have to face each new day without the love of your life. I will pray for all of you. Maybe the two “Richards” will be roommates again, like 50 years ago. Love and condolences to you all.
    Nancy Blaskin

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  24. Bruce and Connie Eliason :

    To Moyra and all your family. So very sorry to hear of Richards passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely bruce and Connie Eliason

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  25. John Peterson :

    Moyra and family so sorry to hear about Dick ,There are a lot of great memories of Dick as we were kids growing up together in Bow Island.Deepest sympathy to all.

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  26. Helen and Colin :

    Moyra, Jeff, Greg andLaurel -Lee. Colin and I are so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and dad. We know what a caring,kind, generous, ethical man he was. He also so proud of his family and loved so deeply. You will always carry that within you. We are so sad that we are out of town and not able to be there in this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and hearts. Helen and Colin

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  27. Larry Tomiyama :

    Hey Moyra,
    Unfortunately Lucy and I are out of town and will not be able to attend Dick’s services. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your family.

    As with many people I am sure, we will always remember Dick as a quality, good person. His smile and wit and genuine caring for you and your family was something we all can learn from.

    We would love to get together with you and chat in person.

    God Bless, Larry and Lucy

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  28. Bill and Anna-Louise Van Buuren :

    Dear Moyra and family we are very saddened to hear of Dicks passing. We will treasure the memories of his humour, kindness and friendship. Know that he is always with you.

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  29. Barrie and Pat Lewis :

    Moyra and family,
    Barrie and I were so saddened to read of Dick’s passing. We remember the many good times we shared years ago – the laughs, the talks, the “Saturday Night” curling, the many get-togethers at your home. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and our wish that memories of RJ will help you find peace and comfort in the times ahead.

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  30. Barrie & Pat Lewis :

    Dear Moyra and family – Barrie & I were so saddened to read of Dick’s passing. We enjoyed so many good times with you and your family in days gone by, and will always treasure those times. May memories of RJ bring you peace and comfort, and may God hold you in his hand during the times ahead.

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  31. Moyra

    My deepest condolences go out to you and your family in the loss of your loved one at this time. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  32. Moyra and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength you need in this difficult time.

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  33. Moyra my wife and I sent sympathy to you and your family and Hope our prayers help you thru this tough time.

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  34. Doug and Bev Wetter :

    I was so saddened to read about Dicks passing. During my time working with Dick at AGT/Telus we developed a friendship which extended beyond the office. Dick was not only professional but well respected, and a true gentleman. I am glad our paths crossed.
    Moyra, our thoughts are with you and your boys and their families during this difficult time. May you find peace in the wonderful memories.

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  35. Natalia and Rick :

    Moyra, Jeff, Greg, LL and family.
    With our deepest sympathy on the loss of such a wonderful man. Over the years we always enjoyed getting together for good times and memories that will never be forgotten. Dick will be sadly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you!

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  36. Denise Kisilevich :

    Moyra I am so sorry to hear about Dicks passing. He was always a bright light during the early mornings at KD. I hope that the memories of your life together will help bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  37. Jeff and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We sincerely hope that all your fond and cherished memories will carry through this very difficult time.
    Your family at CLM/LSI.

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  38. Elaine Bolokoski :

    Dear Moira, Jeff, Greg and Families. I am saddened to read of Dick’s passing. Sending my prayers and deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Elaine Bolokoski

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  39. Brent E. Douziech :

    Moira, Jeff and Greg (Laural-Lee. My deepest condolences on your loss. I am saddened to hear of Dicks’s passing. My thoughts are with with and the extended family. This weekend, I will look back fondly at all the time and laughter shared.

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  40. Jack McDonald :

    Moyra and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such an inspiration to me in our IPF support group. We offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God’s love and mercy be a comfort to you at this time.
    Sincerely,
    Jack and Audrey McDonald

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  41. Guiomar and Sean :

    Moyra,
    So very sad to hear about Dick’s passing. He was very loved by so many of us. We will forever cherish our times together during special holidays. Dick’s genuine kindness and warmth will be so missed. Our prayers are with you for strength during this time and we will hold Jeff, Greg, Laural Lee and the grandchildren in our hearts. What a gentle man. Good bye Dick, you made this world a better, kinder, more gentle place. With much love.

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  42. so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing – both he and you were true troopers and brought a lot to the PF meetings – my thoughts are with all of you at this time

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  43. Jo-Ann O’Reilly :

    Dear Moyra & Family,
    I’m very saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. I was Dick’s Director Assistant at Telus for many of years in the 1990’s. I will always remember how generous he was, his smile and what a sharp dresser he was. I always loved hearing stories of his 4 boys. I will never forget him and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

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  44. Dear Moyra, Jeff, and Greg,
    I wish I had the words to wrap around you and to comfort you.
    My thoughts are with you at this time. I would like to connect with you when I am in Canada next month from Ajijic, Mexico.
    Take care of yourselves and know you are surrounded in Love!
    Hugs,
    Judith Dube’

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  45. Dear Myra,

    I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing . I know this is a challenging time for you, and I wish you strength.
    When you are ready I would love to have visit over a coffee.

    Regards,

    Rosalie Bain

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  46. Evelyn Sawicki :

    Dear Moyra,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this most difficult time. May the many cherished memories you’ve made throughout the past years embrace and comfort you, and sustain you in the coming days and weeks ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  47. Shawn and Diana Wilson :

    Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  48. Geralyn St. Louis :

    I was very saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. It has been 3 years since my father, Alfred, passed away of IPF, and I sincerely appreciate all that you and Dick contributed to advance awareness, education, early diagnosis, treatment, etc. of IPF. God bless you and your family. May the Lord be with Dick on his journey home.

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  49. I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was truly a great man. Although we lost touch over the years, I will never forget the wonderful times we had at the Martin’s home. Richard was so full of life, so kind, and so generous. I had the honor of working with Moyra, and also teaching Jeff and Robert. Bless the Martin family.

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