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Dino Angelo Martin



In Loving Memory
May 1933 – June 2015

Dino Angelo Martin, age 82, passed away peacefully on June 9th, 2015 at Pinewood Court Home for the Aged in Thunder Bay. Dino was born in Fort William, Ontario on May 5th, 1933. Dino was a long-time resident of Vickers Heights and Mountdale Ave.

Dino was an enthusiastic, passionate individual who loved to tell jokes and prided himself in helping others. He loved to be around his family and friends and was especially proud of his children and grand-children’s’ accomplishments. Dino was a long-standing member with the Elks, Da Vinci Centre, St. Agnes Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He had a passion for gardening and enjoyed sharing his bounty with family and friends. His love for antique cars led him to be a member of the Antique Car Club for many years. Dino loved his sports, in particular hockey, he was an avid sportsman both as a player and a promoter.

He played a multitude of sports throughout his lifetime including football, hockey, rugby and baseball just to name a few. Dino was involved with many hockey clubs including the Thunder Bay Twins, Fort William Hurricanes, Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Flyers of which he was an integral part of the formation of the club, bringing the USHL to Thunder Bay. Many players went on to professional careers and he was proud to be a part of their development. Dino was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and was very proud of this accomplishment.

Dino retired from Transport Canada and had also worked at Dominion Motors and Great Lakes Paper Mill during his working career. After retirement he enjoyed working with the team at Blake Funeral Chapel.

Dino married the love of his life in June 1957. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gladys, daughter Sharlene (John), grandchildren Danene, Caitlyn, Lyndon, Garrett, daughter Terri Lynn (Mike), grandchildren Max and Mardi and son Dean (Linda), grandchildren Kristin and Brendan. He is also survived by his twin brother Elio Martin (Eleanor), nephew Rick, niece Donna, cousin Dolores Martin and numerous relatives in both the Martin and Bortolussi families.  He is predeceased by his mother, Antionetta Martin (nee Bortolussi) and father, Alfred Martin both from Friuli-Venezia Giulia of northern Italy.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015, when family and friends will gather for funeral Mass at 12:10pm, at St. Agnes Church celebrated by Rev. Jerin Louis. Private family interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Vigil services will be offered on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4:00pm in St. Agnes' Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross Thunder Bay Chapter are appreciated.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Pinewood Court for their attentive, professional care.

Dino Martin will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.  Annual dedication service Sunday, June 12, 2016.


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