Martin Vanlerberg

Obituary of Martin John Vanlerberg

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Martin John Vanlerberg

October 5, 1944 - September 10, 2022


Martin was born on October 5, 1944 in Vancouver, BC. Martin passed away peacefully in Cranbrook, BC on September 10, 2022 with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. Anyone who knew Martin, knew he had a fighter’s spirit and he carried that with him until the end.


Martin had a dry sense of humour and a sharp wit, always full of wisdom and ready with a story to tell. He loved the outdoors, he was an avid outdoorsman and cherished time spent with his sons, fishing, hunting and trapping. One of his most favourite places to be was at his trappers cabin.


Martin is mourned and will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends.


Martin is survived by his loving wife Gail of 55 years, sons Mark (Laura), Curtis (Sarah), his six beloved grandchildren - Kirsten, Jacob, Daniel, Grace, Macie and Colton and his niece Shelley Robertson (Roland) and family.


He also leaves behind his sisters Donna Lou Mcritchie, Joanne Hackett and his brother Rocky (Shelley) Vanlerberg and their families. As well as his sister in law Donna (Ed) Maher and family.


Martin was tremendously sentimental and loved the people he surrounded himself with including his close friend Harvey (Charlene) Venier, as well as numerous extended family and friends.


Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


At Martin’s request there will be no funeral service


Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.

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