Kathleen Martin

Kathleen Joan Martin

Friday, August 29th, 1958 - Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Kathleen Joan Martin (nee Kearney) passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Kathy dedicated her life to helping others; a passionate nurse, teacher and friend who wouldn’t hesitate to support anyone in her circle. Her family was the most important thing to her. She led by example while encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves.

Kathy’s strong family values began in her childhood home in East Vancouver, where she grew up with four siblings and many friends. In 1985, she married the love of her life, Doug Martin and moved to West Vancouver where they raised four children. The family has countless fond memories of their time spent together travelling, boating and on obligatory family runs.

She initially attended nursing school at VGH and after spending fifteen years in pediatric nursing she shifted her career to training and educating new nurses. After obtaining her masters in teaching at UBC she used her passion to leave her mark on thousands of students at BCIT.

She made and held onto many friends throughout her life and always made time to hang out with all of them. This included running on the seawall every morning followed by the famous gossip group at Delaney's. A special thank you to Margaret Corbett, who was always there for Kathy and family, especially in her final weeks.

Kathy will be dearly missed by all and her spirit will continue to live on through all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Kathy’s honour to BC Cancer, who through Dr. Melosky and her team provided exceptional care over the last year.

Celebration of Life to be held at a later date, announcement to follow.
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Susan Carroll

Posted at 05:15pm
I went to Norquay Elementary and Gladstone Secondary with Kathy. My condolences to the family.

Carol Bower

Posted at 04:24pm
I attended, Gladstone High School with Kathy. We were the class of ‘76. Worked with her at Children’s Hospital, before she went to BCIT, She was a perfect choice, as a Nursing Instructor, at BCIT. She was a wealth of knowledge and experience.
She had a calm, caring demeanour. Her smile, was infectious, as well as her laugh.
Doug, and family, brother Doug, and Laurie, I know in time, you will find enrichment, in her memories. Beloved........daughter, wife, mother, sister, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend, to many! My heart is so heavy!💔 🕊
God Bless all of you! Carol Bower

Cynthia Roney

Posted at 04:44pm
Dear Martin family,
Sending heartfelt thoughts and love to you all during this difficult time of healing....and always!
We see Kathy's legacy live on brightly everyday in her cherished family and each of her children.
We're blessed that Bridget & Hayley have taken so many of us 'horse girls' under wing---we adore you and we're here for you!
Dr. Kelsey, who's saved countless lives, Brett's iconic fishing adventures and stories of Doug's handyman efforts abound.
Know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers xoxoCyn

Brad and Susy Odegaard

Posted at 12:04pm
Doug, to you and your family, our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We trust that your memories of Kathy will supersede this difficult time.
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