Ole David Martinson

September 24, 1915 – January 9, 2013

A devoted life came to its earthly end January 9, 2013 when Ole David Martinson died. Dave came to the aid of others whenever there was a need.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Blanche, and their six children: Joan (Bill) Todd, Terrace, BC; Ruth (Ray) Lewis, Nanaimo, BC; Carol (Greg) Anderson, Whitehorse, Yukon; Richard (Jacquie) Martinson, Duncan, BC; Marla (Reid) Thorburn, Nanaimo, BC; Kenneth (Enu) Martinson, China; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and sister, Vye Sparks, Nanaimo BC.

Dave was born September 24, 1915 at Inwood, Manitoba. He spent his early years building and maintaining elevators on the prairie. He served four years with the RCAF in Canada and Europe during WW2. After his marriage to Blanche, they moved to Nanaimo BC where he worked in construction until his retirement. Dave enjoyed his boat, fishing, camping, hunting, travelling, bowling and community work.

Memorial service Wednesday January 16th at 11am, at the Ecumenical Centre. Luncheon served in the lounge following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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