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Denis Eugene Martel

October 21, 1950 - October 16, 2018


MARTEL, Denis Eugene. Denis was born October 21, 1950 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan to Blanche and Telseford Martel.  He peacefully passed in his sleep in Victoria, BC October 16, 2018.  Denis is lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years Carol, his two boys Len and Chris (Debbie), his three precious granddaughters Alexa, Chelsea and Courtney, his brother El, sister Aline and many friends and relatives. Denis’s family was the utmost  importance to him and he lived and cared deeply for them. He was extremely well known and respected by the Lake Cowichan community where he resided and was avid wildlife conservationist advocating countless hours to Wilderness Watch and many other activities such as his favorite hockey team.

He loved to spend time watching the Montreal Canadiens and worked many years at the Youbou sawmill. As one of the habs most loyal fans, the town could always hear Denis when he was watching the habs and they scored.

hDenis will be dearly missed by his family and community but will never be forgotten and always loved.  Go Habs Go!


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From: Charmaine Routley
Relation: old friends

Dear Carol and boys, My deepest sympathies and prayers for all of you. Denis was a very sweet man and loved you all.
so sorry,he was way too young…

From: Diane Myrden
Relation: Len and I worked together many years ago. I have so many great memories (and laughs) of that time

Carol and Len and the rest of the family. I was so saddened to hear of Denis’ passing. The wildlife won’t be the same without him either!. RIP Denis. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this tough time.

From: Jack and Jane Casey
Relation: friend

Carol and family…we were shocked and saddened to hear that Denis has passed away. Jack worked with Denis at the Youbou sawmill for many years, and also as a member of Search and Rescue. He wIll be sadly missed by many in our community. Our thoughts and prayers to all your family.

From: Sandy McPherson
Relation: Member of the CVRD Solid Waste Advisory Committee

To Denis’ family and close friends,
I learned a lot from Denis in the short time we were acquainted. I appreciated his passion as a wildlife advocate and his respectful manner, a valuable legacy.

From: Kim Barnard
Relation: Colleague

My heartfelt condolences for family and friends of Denis! He was a voice of encouragement to me in planning our Shawnigan Lake cleanup day this spring. His passing is also very sad for those of us who served with Denis on the CVRD Solid Waste Management Plan Advisory Committee since March of this year. His contributions were an essential aspect of local waste management with wildlife conservation. He would want those worthy efforts to continue… A tremendous legacy I will honour.

From: Ann Sharp
Relation: Friend

Carol…my thoughts & big hugs from across the miles to you & the boys. So sorry to hear of your loss. Ann xoxo

From: Joni Johal
Relation: Friend

To the Martel Family, we are so sorry to hear of Denis’s passing, our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

The Johal Family

From: Lex Martel
Relation: Granddaughter

miss papa a lot right now

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