Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Martin Dale Oliver

March 12, 1963June 19, 2020

Martin Dale Oliver-Gould age 57 of Grand Rapids MI passed away peacefully at home on Friday June 19, 2020. Martin was born March 12, 1963 in Dearborn Heights, MI. Martin is survived by his husband John Gould. His stepchildren John, Anna and Tina. Plus grandchildren and great grandchildren. Martin was preceded in death by his parents Willie (Gene) Oliver & Frances (Jaciuk) Oliver and siblings Frances Ann Foshee, Robert Oliver and Theresa (Oliver) Sakkinen. Martin is survived by his siblings (twin sister) Martha (Oliver) Swartz (Bill Hildebrandt), Michael Oliver (Cindy), Gary Oliver (Gayle), Nancy Walker (Randy) & Margaret Sheppard (Tony). Many nieces and nephews and host of relatives. Martin will always be remembered as St Nick by many people everywhere. He volunteered with underprivileged children as well as local children’s hospitals, bringing a smile to everyone he met. Martin was a member of Michigan Association of Professional Santas. Martin & his husband John participated yearly in many of the community Native American events. He had many many friends & Martin’s heart of gold will be greatly missed by everyone.


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Roy Schulte

June 24, 2020

TO: John and the Oliver Family. Sorry to hear about you loss. I know how much he loved his family. John, I know how much he loved you. I do not think there was anyone who did not love Martin in there own way. He will always be in our hearts . Friends Roy Schulte

Martha (Oliver) Swartz

June 23, 2020

My Twin Brother. It’s already hard not talking or texting with you everyday.
This isn’t right. You are suppose to be here. But I know you aren’t hurting anymore. Plus you are with Dad, Mom, Frances Ann, Bob & Theresa, and your getting to meet our grandparents who were gone before we were born. Give everyone hugs for me. You damn well better send me a sign once in a while to let me know you are around. I Miss you so much already.
I Love you my Twin
Your Twin sister, Martha

Paul Racine

June 22, 2020

A'ho my brother I will miss you dearly it was nice being your twin lol it's not going to be the same with out you I will see u on the other side at the console fire we will talk about the good times bamappe R.I.P. brother 🎅

Renee Willey

June 22, 2020

Hugs, peace and love to John and the rest of Martin’s family. I am so sorry to hear this. He will be missed by many😢

Julie & Steve Pyne Gould

June 21, 2020

John, Wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time. Julie & Brother Steve

Mary Fry

June 20, 2020

Martin, always had a hug and kiss, whenever he saw me. He also would also ask about the 2 kittens, we got from him. He was a face you always saw at Pow Wow's, GVAIL Christmas and other Native functions. He will be missed, greatly.