Claude Martin

Claude Henri Martin

September 9, 1959 – March 16, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Claude Henri Martin, resting peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Claude was born in Chatham 61 years ago, the youngest son of eleven children to Gaspard and Celina Martin. He was the loving husband and best friend of Karen Marlatt for over 25 years. Karen cherishes many great memories from their yearly island getaways and the simple times spent boating with family and good friends.

Claude was the proud father of Brandon Martin (Tamara) and Ashley Broadwood (Brandyn). He loved nothing more than visiting to catch up on busy lives, family stories and great memories. Being a Pépé brought Claude great joy. He treasured the times spent laughing and playing with his grandchildren. He will always be the loving Pépé of William (Martin), Grayson and Finley (Broadwood).

Those who knew Claude will always remember his love of the summer sun, being out on the water and reeling in a big catch. When at home, Claude could be found in his pristine shop, working on personal projects or those for his business. Anyone was welcome to stop by for a visit or some words of wisdom from Claude. He was a devoted friend and mentor, willing to lend a resourceful hand and share his expertise whenever needed. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and local community.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Donations in honour of Claude can be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

79 Comments on “Claude Martin”

  1. This week after hearing the news of Claude’s passing was just another reminder that life is not fair. My sincere condolences to Karen, Brandon, Ashley and families. Please know that our hearts are broken as well and we share in your loss. I truly can say that I don’t know any better people than Claude. He made me laugh always, I always enjoyed his company, he always made me feel welcomed, he always would lend a hand to help me fix something on my boat. I will miss his company, conversations and most of all his laugh and smile. The lake will not be the same without him. “We grieve because we love.” RIP my friend. You will be missed until we meet again.

  2. Karen & family we wanted to pass are deepest condolences in your loss of Claude. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  3. Karen so sorry about the loss of your husband tracy told me was not well she always enjoined his visits to the dealership in Tilbury you are in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Karen…this is so sad. Just know I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending big hugs. Kathy

  5. Our Sincere condolences to Karen and family! Claude was a really great guy!! He will be dearly missed by all!!
    Maurice and Cathy Lozon

    1. Karen and family,
      Our sincere condolences on Claude’s passing. A great guy and I always enjoyed the many good visits with him at my shop. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.
      Mark and Cindy Weaver.

  6. Our deepest condolences to you all. Claude was such an amazing guy always smiling and loved bumping into someone and catching up. He will be deeply missed.

  7. Sending you my heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

  8. Karen, I’m am so deeply sorry about Claude’s passing. My heart goes out to you, I know you are devastated. Such a shock!

  9. So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  10. So very sad to hear of Claude’s passing. Sending our prayers and thoughts to you Karen and family.

  11. Ray and I will cherish all the great times we had sitting around tour kitchen island, sharing drinks and a lot of laughs. He will be missed immensely and forward in our heart ❤️

  12. Karen Brandon and Ashley and your family and Claude and Karen’s family so sorry for your loss Claude will be missed by a lot of people he was a good man who loved his children dearly his grandchildren and Karen . Forever in our prayers

  13. Dear Brandyn & Ashley,
    Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your dad. It’s so hard to lose a parent. Praying for you in the days and weeks ahead ❤

  14. So sorry for your loss, have known Claude since high school, was always a gentleman, rest in peace my friend.

  15. Karen, so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Sending love & prayers.

    Kathy (Clarke) Gardiner

  16. Karen and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Jean Marc(Nipper) & Luanne Myers

  17. Karen I’m so sad for you. Dan was shocked to say the least. Our sincere condolences to you. Please know we are thinking of you. Hold each and every memory close to your heart forever. I just know you have many. HUGS to you <3

  18. So very sad to hear of Claude’s passing. Sending our prayers and thoughts to you Karen and family.

  19. Karen I am so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Karen and family…I’m so sad to hear of Claude’s passing…he was one of the good ones….he was a great friend as well…he will truly be missed by everyone that knew him….loved that smile…

  21. Dear Karen. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your pain as I just lost Paul on February 16th. It’s been a rough road the last month but slowly getting better. Take care & know that my thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Becky Bechard

  22. Dear Karen, so sorry for your loss. Claude was a very caring person who always took the time to help people and took pride in everything he did. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was respected by everyone. RIP Claude….

    Lisa & Pete Provost

  23. Dear Karen, we were shocked to hear of Clauds passing. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Claud, Kenny said he was one of the nicest people anywhere. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Wendy & Kenny❤

  24. Sorry for your loss
    Claude was a great guy had the opportunity to work with him at numerous dealerships
    He was such a sweet and caring guy and enjoyed when he came to visit
    My prayers are with u and the family

  25. Karen, we are thinking of you at this very sad time. With our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  26. Our very deepest sympathies Karen, Brandon, Ashley and families. Claude was a super guy and have known him for a long time. Sincere condolences and Love, Hugs and Prayers. ❤️❤️

  27. Karen, Ashley, Brandon and families. Our sincere condolences to all for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Pierre and Donna Martin

  28. Karen, Ashley, Brandon and families. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you all. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Pierre and Donna Martin

  29. We send our sincerest sympathies to you Karen, Brandon, Ashley, and to the entire Martin family.

  30. Karen and family so sorry for your loss
    Claude was a great man will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers for you.

  31. Karen and family
    So sorry to hear of Claudes passing . Our deepest condolences.

    Gary and Tammy VanRoboys

  32. Karen and family
    We were truly saddened to learn of Claude’s passing. Such a great guy and always willing to do whatever it took to help someone out. Hopefully all of the good times and memories will help to ease the burden during this difficult time. Claude will be sorely missed by so many.
    Sincerely, Brian and Ann Preston

  33. Karen…Gerry and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Claude. We just read online of his passing and we’re shocked. He was such a great guy and we will always remember his smile. A heartfelt hug goes out to you and your family. You will always be in our hearts.

  34. Nancy & I are So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and all Of your family during this difficult time.

  35. Karen,
    Sonny and I are truly sorry to hear of the passing of Claude. He will so missed by you, the kids and grandchildren. May the memories of him in your life be the strength to move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  36. Karen,
    Sonny and I are truly sorry to hear of the passing of Claude. He will so missed by you, the kids and grandchildren. May the wonderful memories of him in your life be the strength to move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  37. So sorry to here this. Thinking of you Karen and the rest of your family! Sending much love and tight hugs Karen ❤️

  38. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies Karen to you and your family.

  39. Karen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Claude’s passing .Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers..

  40. To Karen, Brandon, Ashley and Martin family. Our sincerest sympathies on the passing of Claude. Our thoughts are with all of you. We will always remember his smiles and laughter.

  41. To Karen and family, so sad to hear of losing Claude, we remember a lot of laughs and great memories . our thoughts are with you.

  42. Karen and family, I am so sad to hear of Claude’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. Sending love and hugs your way.

    Rhonda Jubenville

  43. To the Martin Family…Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Claude. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  44. Our sincere condolences ❤️ Claude was such a pleasure to know and an amazing man. Rest In Peace

    Shelly & Lindsay Belanger

  45. Karen and family, Luc and i are so very sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. He was taken way to soon. Sending hugs and saying prayers for all. He was an amazing guy and will be missed by so many.

  46. So sorry to hear if Claude’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to all of you.

  47. Karen and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Jill and John Whelan

  48. Karen and family, my deepest condolences to you. Alot of fond memories and fun times with Claude. ..a wonderful guy.

  49. Our deepest sympathies Karen and family. Claude always has a huge smile on his face. Good memories of playing cards at Lorrie and Leo’s .
    Larry & Janice

  50. I am so sorry to hear the loss of your husband and bestfriend Karen. My thoughts are with you during this time.

  51. Karen,so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband Claude.

    Steve and Doris Barnier

  52. To Karen, Brandon, Ashley and the entire Martin family. We send you all our most sincere condolences for your loss. May memories of good times spent with Claude bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Yvette & Norm Caron & family

  53. We are shocked to hear of Claude’s passing, we always had many great times boating with Claude , Karen and the rest of the gang. Claude always made everyone feel welcome.
    Claude will be missed by many of us.
    Our deepest condolences to Karen , Brandon , Ashley and rest of the family.

    Sincerely: Paul and Cary

  54. Aj and I are so sorry for your loss. Claude was an exceptional man. He will be miss by many. Cindolences to all.

  55. Dear Karen and family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Claude. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Mike and Heather

  56. Sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. When he did service work for me at the store, we always had great conversation and always a laugh. Charlie McDonell

  57. Karen & Family, Our deepest condolences go out to you all during this very difficult time. Hold onto all the great memory’ s from every moment you had with Claude. He will be greatly missed by everyone here at Charlie’s Place. Sending you many hugs.

  58. Karen and family please accept my sincerest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you

  59. Liz, Mark, and family . I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother, brother-in- law, and Uncle Claude. Thinking of you and comfort to you during this difficult time.

  60. Karen, such sad news . I’m very sorry for your loss, a great guy.
    I can’t imagine your sorrow and grief . Condolences to the family.

  61. Karen and family – We are so sorry for your loss of an amazing person. Our thoughts are with you all .

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