Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Marvin Robert Henderson

May 12, 1934June 23, 2020

HENDERSON, Marvin Robert - Marvin (Hank) Henderson passed away quietly on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at his home with family by his side. He was 86 years of age.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie in 1934 to Robert and Sadie Henderson, Marvin married Arlene Mary Strand, they were together for 54 years. Father of the late Shelly Mae, that late Robert Norman, David Michael (Cindy) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and James Scott; grandfather of David Robert (Kathlyn) of La Grange, Kentucky and James Edward (Jensen) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; great grandfather of Allie Mae.

Marvin was a machinist at Algoma Steel, retired as an instructor in the Automotive Department at Sault College. He earned his BA from Algoma University. He served as a Lieutenant in the 26th Service Battalion. Marvin was a founding member of the Sault Kennel Club, he volunteered with his dogs doing pet therapy at local rest homes and at hospital. He enjoyed his time working with the Algoma Model Engineering Society, helping build and maintain the locomotives and rolling stock. Marvin looked forward to his time in the water with his friends in the John Rhodes Pool Group. Marvin was a member of Christ Church, he served terms as Peoples Warden. He was fond of his church family and looked forward to attending services. Marvin will certainly be missed by his family, and his many friends.

A private graveside service was held Thursday, June 23, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Raymond Knight officiated. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-7522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Marvin Robert Henderson

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richard harnack

June 26, 2020

My condolences to Hanks family; i always looked forward to talking to Hank at Christ Church as a sidesman and at coffee hour after the service; he will be missed by many.

Phyllis Bettello

June 26, 2020

Mike, Cindy and the Henderson family,
I'm sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was such a nice man and I have many fond memories of visiting you with your folks and the various westie and golden puppies over the years.
Many your many memories comfort you at this sad time, thinking of you and sending a warm hug your way.

With my sincere sympathy,
Phyllis (Brannen) Bettello

Suzette Gomes

June 26, 2020

Sorry to hear of Hanks passing. My husband and I enjoyed many meals with Hank, He was such a kind and knowledgeable guy. He always had an interesting story to tell. He will be missed.
Joe & Suzette Gomes

Mary Rawlings

June 26, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Hank, he was so kind and gentle, ready to help anyone. We will miss him in our Christ Church family and being part of parish counsel for so many years. I will miss talking with you and your smile of encouragement.

Mary and Stu

Patti Zacharias

June 26, 2020

My sincere condolences to Hanks family. I worked with Hank at Sault College for 20+ years, he was a mentor to me for many years and a great person to work beside, will ever be greatful for his help in accompanying my career.
Will greatly miss our run ins and catch ups.
May you all feel peace as time goes by....

Patti & Olaf Zacharias

Linda Tozer-Johnston

June 26, 2020

So saddened to learn of Hank’s death. We were colleagues at Sault College and I even took an automotive Con Ed course from him. He introduced me to the Kennel Club and he & Arlene were obedience instructors for my English Setter & my daughter’s Springer Spaniel. As a Nursing professor/instructor I was prompted by the Rehab Team on Long Term Care at the General about Pet Therapy and I approached Hank about a Pet Therapy Program. He took it from there with great results. We have lost a great friend and feel for your loss.
Linda Tozer-Johnston & Ron Johnston

Beatrice Bruni

June 26, 2020

Sorry for your loss during this difficult time. I met Hank and Arlene through our pet therapy program at the old Hospitals. Wonderful couple.
Beatrice Bruni