Ronald Joseph Martin

November 1, 1944 to October 18, 2019


Passed away at his residence on Friday, October 18th, 2019, Ronald Joseph Martin, age 74 years. Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. Predeceased by parents, Ernest and Creusa Martin, sisters Patricia, Frances, Adelle, Anne and Cray, brother Maurice (Tini), parents-in-law Fred and Mary Tucker, sisters-in-law Beatrice, Olga, Mary and Nina, brothers-in-law Reg and Don and Jim Fardy, nephews Gerry, Len and Gary.
Leaving to mourn with broken hearts and many fond memories his wife Eleanor; daughters: Nina and Rhonda (Jamie) Colleen, Emma (Derek) nephew-son Gary; the love of Ron’s life, grandson Reilly and Andrea and Ryan; brother Paul (Colleen); sisters Erna and Debbie Sue; brothers-in-law Fred, Jim, Leonard, Gerald and Henry Pike; sisters-in-law Millie and Lynda; also many nieces, nephews and friends, especially his furry friends Cleo, Bella and King Ferdinand.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, October 21st. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Ron’s memory to the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or the Diabetes Association. To send a message of condolence please visit



7-9 p.m. on October 20, 2019

2-4 p.m. on October 21, 2019

7-9 p.m. on October 21, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday October 22nd

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Eleanor & family,

So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Many great memories from Marine Atlantic and playing indoor soccer. Rest in peace Ron.
Lloyd & Norma

Eleanor and Family,
Our condolences in the loss of your loved one, Ron. Thinking of you and praying for God’s peace and comfort for today and always. “Rest eternal grant unto Ron, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.” Amen. +
John and Cynthia Sharpe

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Ron was loved by all that knew him. In all the years we knew him, he was a true gentleman. A good and kind man passed to soon. may he rest in peace.

Millie & Peter Harrison ( Baddeck )

Eleanor, so very sorry to see of Ron’s passing. It’s been many, many years since I’ve seen you but have thought of you many times over the years. Actually my husband (Dave Best) went to school with Ron at Curtis many years ago. Our sincerest condolences on his passing.. I saw this through Patsy Russell (John Russell’s wife) who happens to be my first cousin. We are all so close in NL. Blessings to you and your family.

I would like to Express my sincere condolences to the Martin Family. It was a pleasure to have a yarn with Ron whenever we met especially old soccer stories of years past. Rest in peace my friend.

Sincere condolences to your family for your loss. An exceptional man, a Feildian teammate with skills to emulate, humility when praised and a disposition to envy. Thinking of you at this time.

Please accept my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. I heard a lot of stories about him from the men and women on the CN vessels he crewed over the years. A well liked man. I know you and your family will miss him.

You and family take care. God Bless.

Condolences to the family. Such sad news. I also remember Ron from work, and his cheerful ways and comforting welcome to those just starting off in their work life those many years ago. And that booming voice, can almost hear it even now. RIP.

I am saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending along condolences to all the family. God bless.

Eleanor and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of dear Ron. I am truly sorry I could not make it to the funeral home to see you. Take care and may Ron RIP ✝✝

Eleanor and family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. May God bless you and comfort you at this very sad and difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.. Love to everyone.

Eleanor, Rhonda and family, sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Remembering all the good times will help you get through the difficult days ahead. He will never be forgotten by the many he helped along his way.

Eleanor and family so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. We shared some fun times many, many years ago. Please know our Thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of loss.

Ron Coish..

To Ron’s family!!!!!!!! Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing!!!He made many phones calls to our house,,,, crew change!!!!! Deepest Sympathy,,,, ! Rest In Peace Ron!!!!! 💙

Condolences to you and your family Ronda .I remember him calling for work many years ago and he was always professional and kind .Hope to see you again soon.

So sorry abou the passing of your brother, Ron. I remember him well, playing soccer for Feildians at the Ayre Grounds He was one of the best, if not the best, players in the league at that time.

Jim Crawford

Eleanor and family we are sorry to hear of Ron ‘passing. Ron was a great friend through his school years and after with brother John and Ron were closer than brothers..
Eleanor you and Ron were great friends with us growing up in St. John’s, there are great memories there.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we can not be with you.

The Guards Athletic Association would like to express their most sincere condolences to the Martin Family.. Ron was a well respected soccer player who kept everyone honest. His passion for the game and his physical style of play was a model for all to follow.

Jeff Babstock – Chair, Guards Athletic Association

Eleanor and family, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was always considered a part of our family, being a close friend of John’s. Your memories will help you through the difficult time ahead.
Ann Russell Miller

Eleanor and Family
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, brings back lots of great memories. May all the great memories help you through this difficult time, my sincere condolences to you all.
Patsy Russell

To the Martin Family I was sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept my condolences, he was a great friend.
.I worked in St. John”s from 1982 to 1984,then In North Sydney from 1984 to 1997. Ron was always a great help to me and made my working life a lot easier.
Ron was a great friend and colleague to the Marine Atlantic Family.
He will be surely missed by all.

Captain Lloyd Palmer
Former Marine Superintendent
North Sydney

To the Martin Family I was sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept my condolences, he was a great friend, his voice was well known on the phone.
Rest in peace Ron

To Eleanor and your family,

We are saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. We are thinking of you and send our sincere condolences.

Lana Ryan and Doug French

My Sincere condolences to the family on Ron’s passing.
A great man and a familiar name and voice in so many homes of Marine Atlantic ferry workers for many years.
Rest In Peace Ron

Eleanor,so sorry to read Ron’s passing , my sincere sympathy to you all; Judy (Day) Fitzpatrick

Eleanor – so sorry to hear about Ron passing – my most heartfelt condolences for your loss –

My most sincere condolences to Eleanor, Rhonda, Nina and Reilly.

I have only fond memories of Ron. He was a great man with a huge heart. Ron opened his heart and home to any that needed kindness and help. He had an amazing sense of humour, made the best bbq in the world and told it like it is.. The deep love he had for his wife, children and all those who visited was truly beautiful and a quality that I have always looked up to.

He will be missed, by many.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

God bless.

Rhonda and family and all friends of Ron. I am so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. I think back of so many conversations over the years and it was many times more than a call for work but also many laughs. Cherish your memories as I am sure you have many great ones. RIP Ron., you will be sadly missed by so many

So, sorry for your loss , thought’s and prayers extended to your family at this difficult time……My Dad ( Billy Strickland ) passed away March 2019…Mr. Martin was my Dad,’s boss…he received many calls from Marine Atlantic (Ron Martin ) when he had to go back to work…..

Ron was a great great friend to all who knew him. RIP MY FRIEND

My sincerest condolences to you all. May you hold on to all of your precious memories and keep them close to your hearts.. Ron will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a great man who was like my second Dad growing up. I will see you again one day Ronnie and I will be riding that horse you always used to ask ask about ❤️.RIP Ronnie Xoxo

To Rhonda and family,

Mike and I were so sad to hear about your father’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed by everyone.
Rest in peace Ron,

Sue and Mike Holmes xo

Aunt Eleanor, Nina, Rhonda and Gary
I was very sad to hear of Uncle Ronnie’s sudden passing. I still picture walking on the path behind our houses on Dogberry Hill Road and seeing Uncle Ronnie cooking on the BBQ. He would have a lot of patience with whatever he was cooking and it was always so delicious. I have so many amazing memories of my time spent with Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Ronnie. He only had eyes for Aunt Eleanor and wherever she was, he was never far behind. He will surely be missed.
Sending big healing hugs to you all.
RIP Uncle Ronnie

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing my condolences from Diane Whitty

Eleanor & Family.
So Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Hold those precious memories.
All God’s Blessings

Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. May He Rest In Peace!!

Eleanor and family:
So saddened to hear about Ron’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. RIP, Ronnie.

Eleanor, Nina, Rhonda, Gary and All the Family,
We are so saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing. He was a wonderful Uncle and will be Forever remembered. Hold all your precious memories of him close to your hearts. It will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all as you take him on his Final Journey.
RIP Ron and we will see you someday on the Far Side Banks of Jordan.
I know there will be a wonderful celebration for you as you enter your eternal home.
Will Forever Remember you.
Linda and David.