Donald Martens passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2021. Don Martens was born in Swan Plain, Saskatchewan in December 1934. When he was young his family moved to a farm a few miles outside of Carrot River, Saskatchewan and later moved into town. Don started working at age 14 after finishing grade 9 in Carrot River. He worked at Valley Service for many years, then worked for the North East School Division
as a bus driver/mechanic.
Don was a social person who enjoyed going out for coffee with friends and family. He was proud of his (step) grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He spent a lot of time in his older years teaching his grandchildren to drive the quad, garden tractor, and ride-on mower. In the last few years, he could often be found puttering around the yard with his dog, Muffin, nearby.
Don is survived by his wife, Connie; his
stepchildren: Shane (Sheri) Meston, and Candice (Richard) Petersen; his step-grandchildren: Andrew Meston, Calder Petersen, Rhesa Petersen, and Samuel Petersen; his sisters: Gladys (Bob) Ralph and Verna Henry; his half sister, Isabelle Neufeld; his brother-in-law, Jim Doherty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don is predeceased by: his first wife, Joyce; his parents, Wilhelm (Bill) and Maria (Mary); his sisters: Doris Lupton, Caroline Doherty, Jeanette Desiatnyk, and Edith Wall; his half-brothers: Edward Martens and Norman Martens; and his nephews: Kevin Ralph and Jim Lupton.