September 21, 1956 – June 8, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jean-Paul Martin on June 8th 2021 after an incredible 2 year battle with Cancer at 64 years young. He passed peacefully with his children at his side.
Born in Griffintown in 1956, he grew up influenced by the hard-working and determined Irish community. In this tough neighbourhood he learned early on to never give in and never give up and embraced his Irish heritage with pride.
As a child in a family of 14 with 6 sisters and 5 brothers, he was taught that who you have in life is more important than what you have and he let that be the foundation for the rest of his life. He was not materialistic but found joy in the simple pleasures of good company and laughter with loved ones.
His greatest joy was found in his children in whom he passed on his strength, courage, independence and sense of humour.
He had a warriors spirit and the kind of bravery you only see in movies. Laughter was his therapy, music his passion and family his pride.
One of his frequent sayings was “let bygones be bygones”, and with this he lived his life with no regrets, with an infectious optimism and an enviable confidence.
He will be sorely missed as he leaves behind his Son Skye, Daughter Tara, Grandsons Cody and Tristan, sisters Gail,Leslie,Lorraine and Paulette as well as his brothers Cory, David and Raymond. He also leaves many relatives and friends whom he inspired and made laugh along the way.
He joins his predeceased Mother Muriel and Father Jean-Paul, sisters Audrey and Louise, brother Richard and many friends and loved ones as well as his most beloved husky Maggie who passed a few days before him.
This is not goodbye, we will see you later.
A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday June 19th from 1-6 pm at Laurent Theriault funeral residence at 510 Rue de l’Eglise in Verdun. The priest will be there at 3pm.
Due to covid a maximum of 50 people at a time are allowed inside.
If desired, Memorial contributions may be made to the canadian cancer society.
- Canadian Cancer Society
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 19, 2021
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June 19, 2021
Those backyard nights this time of year....the times you let me sleep there when I was moving around....the music sessions.....Irish tunes......that little spot on 2nd Avenue.....one thing about Paul he took no nonsense and would not back down on a first no in his dealings....we done some laughing and great things together.....you were true of your word to the end.....love you paul my Irish brother
June 18, 2021
Paul was a brother who had a great sense of humor , he put up with my wise cracks and crazy stories . He often added to them to bring us to gut wrenching laughter . That's what lets me forget about some of the tough times we endured . But nothing he has said or done will keep me from saying he ain't heavy he's my brother . May he rest in heaven with those who have past before him , God speed brother .
June 15, 2021
We will always remember your positivity and your smile. How much you loved your family and your dog. How you always found the time to reach out to your siblings. You will definitely be missed.
My condolences to his children and grandchildren.
Always in my heart, your sister Paulette
June 13, 2021
Through all of life’s battles growing up with Paul, we ended as good friends. Forgiving and forgetting the past, and spent some good, fun times with him. Thanks for those times, Paul - will miss them.