Henry Martens went to be with his Saviour on January 2nd, 2023. He was born August 29th, 1933, in Osler Saskatchewan.
Henry is survived by his sister Martha Ghent and will be missed by his 3 boys Dale (Liz), 2 grandsons Jayden & Easton; Phil (Anita), 2 granddaughters Taylor & Karli; Lloyd (1965-2011), Tim (Sherri), 3 grandchildren Carter (Sydney), Madison & Parker.
He attended Roseleaf school for his elementary years and then began working at a young age. He enjoyed playing ball and loved his momma’s cooking.
Henry worked hard in his life starting at Wells Construction during his teenage years, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (5 years), University of Saskatchewan (where he was proud to say he worked for $1.75/hr) and then the City of Saskatoon (21 years).
He was married to Francies Janzen in 1953 until 1977. They had their first son Gerald in 1956 who died 8 days later, moved into Saskatoon right away into the Mayfair area. Dale was born in 1959, Phil (1962), Lloyd (1965-2011) and Tim in 1966. Henry loved his boys and wanted each of them to be hard workers, wise financially and to love Jesus.
Henry was married to Kelly (Kathleen Gannon), on March 25th, 1978, until her passing in 2002. They enjoyed walking, reading and biking together in the Saskatoon river valley. He retired at age 60 from the City of Saskatoon.
Henry spent his last years in the Okanagan enjoying trails on his scooter, drives by the lake and walking in the sunshine.
Interment will be held January 21st, 2023, at Warman Cemetery, at 11:30 am, with a Service to follow at Martens Warman Funeral Home, 402 Central St. W, Warman, SK at 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, a livestream of Henry’s service will be available at https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/67529.
Martens Warman Funeral Home is honoured to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Martens and his arrangements.
**For those who were unable to attend Henry’s service, Dale will be arranging a small celebration on May 20th, 2023, 1:00 p.m., at the Avalon Alliance Church, 413 Cascade Street, Saskatoon, SK.