Obituary of Henry S. Martin
Martin, Henry S.
Henry S. Martin was born Feb 3, 1926, in St. Jacobs to Emerson and Barbara (Sauder) Martin and passed away peacefully at Barnswallow Place, Elmira, on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
He is dearly missed by Eileen (Diller Baker) his spouse of 12 plus years. He was predeceased by his former spouse Mary (Bauman 1928-2007) of 58 years.
Henry and Mary had seven children: Judith, Lois (John) Yutzy, Anne (Verton) Miller, Gerald (Verna), John (Ladina), Andy (Colleen) and Cam (Althea-Lisa) and two stepchildren, James (Irene) Baker and Stephen Baker. He will be missed by 22 grandchildren: Justin (Sandra) Yutzy, Jordan (Melody) Yutzy, June (Daryl) Swartzentruber, Jerald (Liana) Miller, James Miller, Caleb (Joanne) Miller, Bethany Miller, Kerry (Heidi), Devon (Julia), Shannon (Gavin) Shantz, Jessica (Rod) Bauman, Kenton (Tricia), Brianna, Janine (Jeremy) Stutzman, Jesse (Bessie), Jed (Sheri), Jerry (Amanda), Brendon, Janna, Sonya (Noah Steinmann), Tristan, Malia and two step-grandchildren, Angela (Corey) Hoffman and Laurah Baker along with 30 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his two grandchildren Sheila Martin and Jonathan Miller.
Survived by his sister Ada (Stan) Valenta and sister-in-law Joanne Bauman.
Predeceased by his siblings and in-laws; Edwin (Almeda), Ivan (Alvina), Howard (Seleda), Sylvester (Annie), Elizabeth (Enos) Gingrich, Lovina (Norman) Brubacher, Aden (Alice), Clarence Bauman, Selina Bauman, Elias (Minerva) Bauman, Mabel Bauman, Eli Bauman and Aden Bauman.
In 2006 Henry retired and moved to Elmira. He was widely known as “Greenhouse Henry” as the owner of a greenhouse and market gardening business in St. Jacobs for some 45 years on a second-generation farm. He was organically inclined and health conscious many years before it became mainstream. For some 27 years dad was a conscientious school bus driver around the region. Dad was a founding and committed member of (Heidelberg) Countryside Mennonite Fellowship and actively involved in song leading for decades.
A drive past visitation will take place on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, 3745 Herrgott Rd, Hawkesville. Please remain in your vehicle and follow the directions of the attendant. A private family graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, June 25, 2021. Following the service, a video recording will be available to view at http://Bit.ly/henrysmartin or on Henry's tribute page of the funeral home website. In memory of Henry, donations to Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated and can be made through the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.
To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)
Christian Aid Ministries
1 Parkview Drive Box 46