OBITUARY

Police Constable Yvonne Jane Martin

9 January , 196522 February , 2019
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Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington at the age of 54.

Will be dearly missed by her parents Keith & Marilyn Martin. Loving sister to Brad (Lynn) Martin & Randy (Angela) Martin. Devoted aunt to Deanna (Alex) Riese, Thomas Martin, Lauren Martin, Ally Martin & Brooke Martin. Yvonne achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. She enjoyed a 30 year career with The Halton Regional Police Services. A celebration of Yvonne’s life will take place on Sunday March 3, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at T. Little Funeral Home (223 Main Street, Cambridge). In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cambridge Humane Society & COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, 3 March , 2019
REMEMBERING

Police Constable Yvonne Jane Martin

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Barbara Sjaarda

21 March 2019

Rest in Peace

Leslie Fulop

5 March 2019

My heart felt condolences to the family!
I loved training and working with Y.vonne as she came to our 3 District platoon with the HRPS. We had such a great crew. She was a wonderful caring hard working person and great cop. I am crushed to hear of her passing!
God bless her. RIP Y.vonne!!

Jane Fletcher (Chape)

5 March 2019

Mum and I would like to extend our condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you all.

Bunny From

3 March 2019

My best memory of Yvonne was at Keith and Marilyns anniversary. When it was her turn to speak, she got up at the podium and said. "I'm Yvonne and I'm a Cop... Her face lit up and you could tell by the smile on her face that she was very proud of it
Bunny.

Michelle Johnson

3 March 2019

I am very saddened to hear Y has passed. I had the pleasure of working with her when I was brand new in the Locust Burlington station... and again some 15 years later at the old and new 20 Div....It was in Burl when she was by my side through a medical emergency. She took care of me, my cruiser, and my equipment, and waited until my family arrived at JBH.
She cared about policing, and was great at her chosen profession, especially when it came to COAST.
Control, please mark ❤️#3252 10-7, with love.

Michelle

Vincent Mulholland

2 March 2019

Dear Martin Family,
My name is Vincent "Vinnie" Mulholland and I worked with your daughter/sister/aunt for many, many years on Platoon Three in Burlington. I was there when "Y" (I always called her "Y") arrived from OPC full of pepper and ready to tackle the world. I have nothing but respect and good memories of Y. Y was quick to chastise me for my use of colourful language and she was a true lady and an excellent police officer. I had the pleasure only a few months ago to ask Y's permission to show a group of young impressionable officers her pictures of her power lifting when she was a teenager (very few of us old timers know of her powerlifting past). The look of pride on her face that day made me shed a quiet tear. She will be dearly missed and remembered by Platoon Three. I have a card I will be mailing once I determine the preferred mailing address. My deepest sympathies, Vinnie

Cindy Wehrle-Colby

2 March 2019

To the entire Martin family. Words cannot express how broken hearted I am to hear of Yvonne’s passing. I have so many memories of hanging out with Yvonne at my house and her house or just at Churchill Park. Yvonne always gave the best advice and never had a bad word to say about anyone. You always just felt better being in her presence. We had so many laughs at school and she was a wonderful friend. I am very sorry for your loss and hope you can find some comfort knowing that her spirit and kindness made a difference in so many lives. Praying for you all.

Cindy Wehrle

Bob Paul

2 March 2019

It was heartbreaking to hear the extremely sad news of Yvonne’s passing. Her unique laughter and heartwarming smile may be lost but never forgotten by all who knew her. I was lucky to have had the honour of being one of her grade eight teachers. You could talk to Yvonne about anything as she possessed a wide range of interests and abilities. There were many moments of laughter as well as sports banter and music discourse.
She was a great catcher and picked off runners at ease with her Steve Yeager (her favourite ball player) arm and perfect throws. She wrote poetry like a seasoned writer (“Rerun”). When she had a job to do, she did it with passion, but with deep insight and sensitivity. That was Yvonne!
I will never forget her thoughtfulness of arriving at Woodland Park with a beautiful retirement cake along with my friend and colleague, her brother, Brad, on my last day of teaching. What could be more perfect? She was “one of a kind” with a heart as big as her smile.
I am deeply sorry for her wonderful family and all her close friends who will miss her beyond what words can express.
Goodbye, Yvonne. You were a treasure of which the world has so few. There are tears in Heaven ....and earth .... I wish there could be a Rerun.

Vicki Mcleod

2 March 2019

As I read this shocking news, I find myself overwelmed with emotion. I am so very sorry for your huge loss. Yvonne and I also grew up through Stewart and Glenview school years. We were always on the Basketball and Volleyball teams, she would be on the "A" team and I on the "B" team., Yvonne was a grade ahead and I in Brad's grade. I looked up to her in those early years and from what I just have read . People looking up to Yvonne never stopped in her Policing career. You will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to Yvonne's family. Rest in Peace Girl!

Doug MacIntosh

2 March 2019

I was stunned and saddened to hear of Yvonne's passing.

I have many fond memories of her while we were both working at the old 3 District on Locust Street.

Yvonne was also a solid dependable officer and an asset to those who worked with her.

She always had a ready smile, accompanied by a healthy, and occasionally mischievous sense of humour.

Yvonne was great to be around, and I'm glad that I knew her personally and professionally.

She will be missed.

My condolences to the Martin family.

Rest in peace Yvonne.




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