Born May 21, 1921 passed away March 4, 2011. Predeceased by his wife Marianne and brothers Felix and Hubert. Survived by his son William (Shelley) daughters Patsy, Susan, Barbara (Paul), grandchildren Devon, Lindsay, step-grandson Kelly (Emma), sister Lydia and sister-in-laws Renate and Resi. The family wished to extend their deep appreciation to Margaret Schneider, his devoted family friend of 50 years for the love and care she has given to Martin over his last remaining years. Martin served as a soldier during WW II, fighting in Russia, France and Africa. Born in Germany, he immigrated to Canada, becoming a dairy farmer in Aldergrove until his retirement in 2003. Opa enjoyed Lindsay’s cookies and their special handshake. Opa had a special bond with Devon sharing an interest in history and watching hockey, and wrestling together. Martin loved long country drives and looked forward to playing crib, wizard and 3-spot with his family and longtime friends. We love you, Dad. Please join us to remember Martin at a Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm at 1735 – 256 Street, Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.