It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Randy (Spanks) Martin. Randy was born in Brewster, Washington and was the first born son of Dean and Pam Martin. When he was six, his family moved to Canada and soon after he called the Shuswap Reserve his home.
Randy’s passion for sports came naturally. Growing up around ball fields and hockey arenas only made him want to play the games more. At the age of 16, Randy’s love of baseball led him to Corona, California, where he played on a state champion team. After graduation, he returned to Invermere where his love of sports continued as he spent his time playing golf, softball, hockey, and fast pitch.
In 2004, Randy met his fiancée Sierre Stump. In September, 2005, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Gage quickly became the centre of Randy’s world. Through the years together, there were many ball tournaments, hockey tournaments, and travels. Randy always loved to be on the go. This took his family to many places and led him to make many friends in Canada and the United States.
Randy always enjoyed organizing, coaching and playing sports. His love of sports was passed on to his son who will continue to be his living legacy.
Randy is survived by his fiancée Sierra, son Gage, mother Pam, father Dean, brother Hawk (Chayton), brother Richard (Kristal and Memphis), Grandmother Alice Sam, Grandfather Paul Sam, and Grandmother Era Sherman.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the old Golden Timber Frame.