TURNER, Martin Phillip -
On January 18, 2023 at the age of 55. Marty passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home in Rexdale. He fought bravely everyday with ALS for over four years showing immense strength, courage, positivity and optimism. Despite the many challenges he had, hope for a cure in the future was always on his mind. Marty will be greatly missed by his family. Loving husband to Christina, a dear father to Jamie (Matt), Justin (Taylor). A devoted son to Phyllis and Bill. A cherished brother to (The late) Billy (Kerry), Steve (Susan), Elaine (Tim), and Lesley (Andy). A loved son-in-law to Periclis and (The late) Konstantina. Brother-in-law to Nouli (Aldo), Doreen (Rob). A memorable uncle to Jake, Sam, Reilley, Quinn, Fiona, Ronan, Lucas, Vanessa, Danielle, Marco, Nadia and Olivia. He will be held dear in the hearts of many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, colleagues, and neighbours.
Marty was born in Toronto on May 18 1967. Raised in Rexdale, where he continued to live minutes from his parents and siblings. As a youth Marty spent time playing several sports from hockey, lacrosse and golf, just to mention a few. Many endless rounds of golf with his brothers at Humber Valley Golf Course, continuing to play with Christina, Justin and the many friends he made along the way. His passion for the game inevitably drew him to pursuing a career in the golf industry. As a teaching professional he taught eager new comers to the basics, to etiquette and how to conduct themselves on the course as a gentleman, to be patient and respectful. Many of these lessons poured over to Justin’s traditions right at the same course. Whether he played there or volunteered there you could never shake the love of golf out of Marty. Later he joined Liuna and provided for his family working in the construction industry at many sites across the GTA. Hard work, and getting his hands dirty for many years did not phase him. This too was instilled in him by his father. The Turner clan all inherited these fine qualities and traits, proud hard working men. Hydro One was his last 15 year posting, his work ethic awarded him his Health & Safety Rep. position. The men and women he worked alongside were all people he built special bonds with. Even after Marty left they continued to reach out, send a text, a call, and many many well wishes. He was well supported physically and mentally. Most of all his wife and children were his pride and joy. Marty always had a smile on his face and joke on his lips. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue (North of Rexdale Boulevard), on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Church, 2194 Kipling Avenue, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to ALS Society of Canada would be appreciated. Webcast and online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com