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Martens, Raymond James Paul
January 1959 - November 2018
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It is with sadness that the family of Ray Martens announce his passing on November 22, 2018, in Scarborough Hospital after a short illness at the age of 59. Ray was born on January 28, 1959, in Burns Lake, BC. He was adopted as an infant by Jake and Helen Martens. He grew up in Terrace and Abbotsford, BC and then later moved to Edmonton and finally to Toronto. He began working at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel in 1988; this turned into a 30 year career as a bellman which Ray enjoyed very much. Ray married Teresita Armena in September of 1989. Ray is survived by his father and stepmother, Jake and Sarah Martens of Abbotsford, his brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Patti Martens of Saskatoon, his brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Ruth Martens of Vancouver, his roommate and dear friend, Bryan Lutz, by several nieces and nephews and his circle of friends and work colleagues. Ray was predeceased by his mother, Helena Martens, his sister Joy and his former wife, Terry. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Toronto Harbour Castle Hotel (Regatta Room) from 2-4 pm and at a future date in Abbotsford.

Messages of Condolence

I only knew Ray for a few years but he always had a smile on his face and a wonderful story to tell. May you rest in paradise my friend. U... Read more Jackie Bullock
Scarborough December 06, 2018
Ray - So many hearts you touched! You will be dearly missed by so many! May you Rest in good Peace where our dear Lord's Heavenly Kingdom.
Essey Garcia
Scarborough December 05, 2018
Ray- I missed all of great guest's stories that you shared since I started at the Westin. You always made me felt as a part of the team. Y... Read more Lucy Vu
Toronto December 05, 2018
Ray - your easy smile and kindness will be missed.
Bryanna
Markham December 04, 2018
I truly feel blessed to have known this fine gentleman and i mean gentle he always had a smile or the perfect thing to say to you to lift ... Read more glynnis desmond(gee)
TORONTO December 04, 2018
Me and ours cats are missing you alot R.I.P Ray until we meet again
Bryan Lutz
Scarborough December 03, 2018

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