Martens, Raymond James Paul January 1959
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...
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. Until we meet again
Jackie BullockScarboroughDecember 06, 2018
Jackie Bullock ScarboroughDecember 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 ScarboroughDecember 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...
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. You will be missed dearly.
Lucy VuTorontoDecember 05, 2018
Lucy Vu TorontoDecember 05, 2018
Ray - your easy smile and kindness will be missed.
Bryanna MarkhamDecember 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 ...
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 your spirits for the day no matter what was going on in your life he had time to listen not always the right answer to your problems but he always was there to listen im gonna miss you l may you rest in peace i will always honor you because you never judged anyone you treated everyone you came across as equal and i thank you for that and teaching me that also R.I.P
glynnis desmond(gee)TORONTODecember 04, 2018
glynnis desmond(gee) TORONTODecember 04, 2018
Me and ours cats are missing you alot R.I.P Ray until we meet again