Obituary of Nelson Edward McMartin
It is with great sadness the family announce his passing at the Mattawa Algonquin Nursing Home on Saturday, June 24th, 2023. Nelson Edward McMartin, was the beloved husband of Anita Elizabeth (née Ritala). He was in his 83rd year. Nelson was the loving father of John McMartin of Pickering, Melissa Paradis and her husband Robert of Ottawa, and Jason McMartin and his wife Tanya of Mattawa. He was the proud and loving grandfather to Jenna, Michelle, Blake, Evan, Elizabeth, Jacob, Naomi, and great grandfather to Alice. Nelson was the dearly loved brother of Claire McMartin and Nancee Adams (Jim). Nelson will also be fondly remembered by the Hazelwood family. Predeceased by his parents, Norman McMartin and Eleanor (née Hazelwood), and his brother Neil McMartin.
Nelson was raised on the McMartin family farm in Papineau-Cameron Township (Mattawa) and was proud to be a third-generation to reside on the farm. Beside farming, he was also an entrepreneur. He operated vehicle sales businesses, and property management for many years. A man of faith, the St. Alban’s Anglican Church Community was important to him. Nelson’s family was always important; they all have great memories of a well-lived life.
Visitation will be held in the Martyn & Sloan “Mattawa Chapel” on Thursday June 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church, on Friday, June 30th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Pinehill Cemetery, Mattawa. If desired, donations to the St. Alban The Martyr Anglican Church General Fund, the Algonquin Nursing Home, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.