Martin Emigh Chambers
February 14, 1959 – December 28, 2019
Martin Emigh Chambers was ushered into the presence of his Lord peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital surrounded by family with his loving and adored wife Margaret at his side on December 28th, 2019. He is survived by his children Alex (Aimee) Chambers, Lucy (Chris) Lynett, Jason (Lisa) Moodie, and Melanie (Chris) Barclay as well as his seven grandchildren, Annika, Seamus, Declan, Rachel, Luke, Jacob, and Ralph. Martin will be missed by his sister Sharon Hamel and brother Bill (Hildegarde) Chambers. He is predeceased by his father William Chambers, mother Willetta (Emigh) Chambers, brother Vernon Chambers, and brother-in-law Martin Hamel.
Martin was born in Denver Colorado on February 14th, 1959. In Martin’s young life his family moved to Calgary, Alberta where he stayed for many years. In addition to raising a family and exercising his talents in the investment community, with a focus primarily on building meaningful friendships with clients, Martin volunteered his time in a number of different organizations throughout the years. He actively participated with political campaigns in his early adult life, was involved in Minor Hockey, and worked with Wood’s Homes Foundation.
Martin enjoyed golfing, travelling, and music. Recently, Martin treasured the time he and Margaret spent “jamming” on Friday nights with friends.
His optimism, joy and encouragement will be greatly missed.
A special thanks to the ICU team at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their wonderful care and support.
A service will be held at Heritage Alliance Church in Abbotsford, 3440 Mount Lehman Road at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.
Donations in memory of Martin can be made to Heritage Alliance Church Missions Fund at http://www.heritagealliance.ca/giving/ or to The Royal Canadian Legion at https://www.legion.ca/remembrance/the-poppy-campaign/donate-to-the-poppy-fund.
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January 16, 2020
It was a gift to have Martin join me in yoga classes and I feel privileged to have gotten to know him over these last few years. His sense of humour was brilliant and he added joy to our class. Martin loved music and his guitars, and to hear him speak of he and Margaret’s jamming sessions was awesome. I loved it when he was so excited about a song that he just had share it with me. His love for Margaret, his family and his colleagues (including Chumpy) was palpable and deep.
Martin, the light and spirit in me honours the light and the spirit that is you. Namaste.
January 16, 2020
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Margaret, the Chambers family and the Cindy Boury team.
I had the pleasure of working with Martin. In that short time we joked, talked about music, travelling and I got to see him work hard at his craft, always with BNN on the TV in the background.
Martin will be missed.
Sending love and strength to you all during this difficult time.
Cassidy Fonseca-Knutson & Cody Melnychuk
January 16, 2020
We were introduced to you and young Neil after our arrival from Toronto almost 3 decades ago. You were at a major banking institution, but every time you moved, we followed...don’t mess with a good thing! We thank you for passing along your values of family, friendship and professionalism to Neil and Stan. We are confident that they will look after us, as if you are still with the team. You left us too soon and you will be missed by all.
💕💕 May and Robin
January 15, 2020
I so appreciate my brother-in-law’s efforts over the years to bring family together. Martin and Margaret hosted many meals and gatherings in their various homes, always extending hospitality to family members, despite any inconveniences and hard work in this endeavor. They made an effort to keep in touch with extended family and to assist in any way they could, particularly with the younger generations. I will always be grateful that our daughter’s well-being during a difficult time was primary in Martin’s mind in his brief waking moments in the month prior to his passing.
January 14, 2020
You left us way too soon my friend. Thank you for being such a kind and considerate gentleman. One who most definitely put more into this world then you received in return. For that, you set a standard for all young professionals to follow. I am grateful, eternally, to have known you and Margaret.
When my beloved Patriots play against your beloved Steelers, I will always watch with a smile and think of you. Thank you Martin. God Bless and rest peacefully.
January 13, 2020
Martin became a mentor and friend to me over 25 years ago after I joined Burns Fry, providing me with career help and advice. We also had a shared passion for sports, which enhanced my viewing of hockey and especially football, which Martin had the strongest passion for. I learned to look for different things as a football spectator through his eyes.
One of the highlights of my career was being able to work with him again when we were both at Wellington West. I regret how we lost touch with each other after his team left Wellington West, and I’ve thought of him many times over the past 10 years. Condolences to Margaret from Kara, Art and myself.
January 12, 2020
I was referred to Martin through my Father, James Elliot who would be writing his own commentary if he were still with us.
My father had only praise for Martin as his financial advisor and friend. Martin took me on as a client when I moved to Edmonton, Alberta as a young medical graduate with little "upfront" money to invest. He was kind, thoughtful, and always made time to answer my questions. I remember meeting him for the first time in person , with his young partner Neil, when when they both took time out of their busy schedules to meet with me at my home. Martin exuded warmth, and was unassuming. The values he imbued are shared by his partner Neil, whom I have had the great fortune to keep as an advisor and friend once Martin retired. I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of Martin's passing at such a young age. My sincere condolences to Margaret and his family.
Sue Williams Brawn
January 9, 2020
I valued every interaction with Martin from the first day we met in a small cafe in dt Calgary - he was my first financial advisor when we started dealing with TD as a young couple and I really didn't even know what that meant or why I needed one! One of the first things he told me was that when he first started, no one wanted to give him the time of day and that my father , who was a successful CA, was one of the few people who willingly and happily met with him and helped him on his way. Martin's values infused the way he worked and he returned my dad's small favour to me over and over, and from that moment he had my trust - I stayed with Martin (and later with Neil and Stan) regardless of the company name on the letterhead. I have lost touch with Martin in recent years and am shocked and saddened to hear he has gone from us, much too soon. My condolences to Margaret and his family.
January 8, 2020
Martin was very special to me. I met him shortly after my husband died suddenly when I was 32. Over the years, Martin became a trusted financial advisor to me. He was also a mentor, patiently listening as I sorted out how best to proceed with a new chapter of my life...one that I was not at all enthusiastic about. Martin gave sound financial advice and solid advice about life in general. He helped guide me in my new business. Twenty years later, I still think of Martin's advice from the early days. His wisdom, love and compassion lives on. My heart and prayers go to out his family and Margaret. Thank you for sharing Martin with us. He made a huge difference in my life...and countless others.
January 8, 2020
Martin’s thoughtful and careful financial planning was his gift to me. Martin and Margaret made us very welcome in their home. Martin was one of the greats and our thoughts are with you and your family Margaret.
wilf and Lynda Friesen
January 7, 2020
Our hearts are heavey as we miss our dear friend Martin. He will always be remembered as a wise and spiritual friend and mentor.His concern for our son Jeff will always be appreciated. We pray Gods comfort and strength for Margaret and family at this time.
January 5, 2020
I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Margaret and Martin at Melanie and Chris’ wedding, and during their family visits to Ontario. They came to Christmas dinner with our extended family one year and we had great conversation and family time. Martin was a very kind, gracious gentleman with a great sense of humour. He was a wonderful role model and will be greatly missed. Love to Margaret and family from Jan Barclay, Ancaster, Ontario.
January 4, 2020
What impressed me most about Martin is his patient listening to and understanding of questions we posed at our Care Group. I appreciated so much his wise and timely answers. And... the way he so endearingly called Margaret, "Mrs. Chambers". We will miss him so much. Margaret, we are praying for you. May you feel God's presence as you grieve the loss of this wonderful man.
January 4, 2020
We are so sorry for your Loss. We enjoyed seeing you and Martin at our HAC Small group , Where you Margaret made sure the video worked and Martin was our kind, caring, encouraging small group leader. We will all miss Martin. We are praying for you and your family. May God's peace surround you.
We love you Sig and Johanna Engler
January 4, 2020
Norma and I send our condolences to Margaret and family. We enjoyed our visits with you and Martin and will miss the updates on the Chambers side of our family.
Martin was a fifth generation Chambers in Canada. Great, gt., gt. grandfather Philip Chambers arrived in the Gananoque area in Ontario from Hucknall Huthwaite in Nottinghamshire, England.
Jim Diell, Burlington (first cousin)
January 3, 2020
I remember the day we met Martin & Margaret in the foyer of our church. We knew from the very start that this was a very special couple.
Martin was always cheerful. Always helpful. The number of times they stepped up and helped me out when no one else could or would just made a person feel loved and valued.
Martin was very intelligent but still was such a humble individual.
He loved the Lord and He loved the church.
He had a unique way of looking at everything from a broader perspective making circumstances look positive - that everything would work out to be ok.
Martin was a good man.
January 3, 2020
I send love out to all Martins family and friends and Im sorry to hear that we have lost one very cool and warm man . Spent time with him in his early days , had a super big laugh in an all you can eat restaurant when my little girl stood on a chair , pointed to a big bearded man and cried out that there was Santa . He found the humor in that chair announcement and we had a great laugh about it .
Im very sorry Margret, this must be very difficult times for you, I send you a big hug.
January 2, 2020
My wife, Dorothy, and I consider ourselves to be blessed to have met Martin and Margaret just after we moved into our townhouse complex. The first time we met, it was a warm summer day and they were relaxing out front, with Martin strumming on his guitar. Martin loved his music, as do I, and I enjoyed talking to him about that topic, or any topic for that matter. Last spring we had the pleasure of their company one evening, when we took in dinner and a fun blues concert at the Eagles in Abbotsford.
Martin was such a warm, friendly and positive person. Those of us that got to know Martin and Margaret are all the better for it and are dearly missing him. The consolation in all this sadness for us, is Martin’s faith which means his soul is happy with our Lord in Heaven. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Margaret and her family and we assure her of our continued friendship and availability to talk,visit, or help in any way
deb and bill moodie
December 31, 2019
are condolences sorry to here bill and deb