Justin Martin


Justin was a wonderfully unique person. He had a huge heart for others, and his smile and laughter were contagious. He loved to help, and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for someone who needed it. Justin was one of the hardest workers one could ask for. His family and daughter meant so much to him and he enjoyed spending time with them and with his friends.

Justin Martin passed away on July 19, 2021 at the age of 44. He will be forever missed by his parents, Denise (nee Frederick) and Dean McEllistrum and Tom Martin, his sister Tina Martin and step brother Cale McEllistrum. Justin sadly leaves behind his wonderful daughter, Destiny Travis. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Miera and Kohen McEllistrum, and Payton and Brodie MacWilliams. His family made him laugh and family gatherings without Justin will never be the same.

We will miss you Justin. As you often said, “not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters”. You matter so much to us and we will love and remember you always.

A Celebration of Life for Justin will take place on Saturday October 2, 2021 from 2:00-5:00pm at The Fortress, 429 Grand Ave E, in Chatham.

46 Comments on “Justin Martin”

  1. I am so sorry to hear of Justin’s passing. He was a beautiful soul, who like you said was always the first to help whomever he could and he was sure to greet everyone with his infectious smile. I will always remember the JP Christmas parties and having Justin as my partner for the games portion of the night. Justin, knowing how shy and awkward I could be in those situations always went out of his way to help me relax and have some fun. Reminding me it was only a game and he didn’t really care if we won or lost, he was just there to have a good time.
    Justin will be remembered and missed by so many.
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Denise, Dean and all if Justin’s family in this most difficult time.

  2. I’m so so sorry Aunt Denise Uncle Dean Tina Cale(Family) Love we guys so much!! RIP
    Love the Lane/White Family. Xoxo

    1. Thoughts and prayers to you all, I’m going to miss you brother. I can’t count the memories we shared growing up but I will never forget you. You made us better people.

  3. Justin you will be missed as you were such a great hand in helping me sorry Denise and Tina and families

  4. Denise & Dean, so sorry for your Loss, in our thoughts and prayers, Randy and Veronica Schives

  5. Absolutely heartbreaking….and heartbroken….I have lots of fond memories growing up with Tina, Justin and Denise. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time…love you guys.

  6. My heart goes out to you Tina, Payton, Brodie and your family during this difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you…love you.

  7. Thinking of you all, may your love and memories of Justin help to ease the pain. Love to you all.

  8. Denise, Dean and family: we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son. My God guide you through this journey. Allan & Janet Cunningham

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss Denise, Dean and family. Thinking of you and sending hugs. Jim and Judy Cunningham

  10. I would like to speak to who is ever reading this. My name is Kathie Lang and I am heart broken for your lose. I owned the house where all the kids …hung their hat. Your child was the most real person ever. It was nice to see in such a young person. Whatever he seen growing up made him who he was. I would always tell him to stay wise and true to himself’…and he did. I used to tell my grandkids that he was truely a real person….they would say is the the boy that stops bby and helps you out with the lawn. They would say ‘he always hugs you …so he must be a friend. I am sorry for rambling ..Take Care …Peace

  11. Denise, Dean and all of your family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending all my prayers and hugs your way. Gwen Buston.

  12. Denise,Dean,Tina and his daughter
    i am so sorry for all of your losses.
    Find peace in the fact that he was loved by so many,he helped or touched so many lives…prayers for you all.
    Carole(wallace) Elsley

  13. Ron and I were very sorry to hear of the sudden passing away of Justin! He was to young! Justin worked for us many years ago and was always willing to do any job he was assigned to! He would always have a smile for me passing through the office! We pray for strength for his family as they have to do one of the hardest things in live, saying good bye! Memories of Justin will live on!

  14. I didn’t know the family. But I send my deepest condolences at this time. I’ve known Justin 5 years. And in that time he’s always been there whenever I called. And seemed always happy to do so. He was always so well mannered and polite. He was a no bs straight shooting, honest man. He lived his life to work. To the extreme at times. He had an amazing work ethic actually and took pride in each job done. We were talking about taking a road trip out east to see our families. I am sad to know I’ll have to go by myself now. But I know he’ll be right there watching. He made some pretty close friends along the way that I know will miss him awfully. Taken far too soon buddy. Rest easy now xoxo

  15. To Justin’s Family,

    ” Our Children Are Only Lent To Us …
    And We Never Know Just How Long We Will Be Able To Keep Them. ”

    Sending Loving Thoughts, And Prayers

    R.I.P. Justine

  16. Dear Denise & Dean
    We are so very sad to hear of the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time

  17. Denise and Dean and family we send our heartfelt sympathy. This is such sad news
    and we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

    Kayda and Tom Fenton

  18. Denise and Dean and family we send our heartfelt sympathy. This is such sad news
    and we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

    Kayda and Tom Fenton

  19. Denise and Dean we send our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. So sorry for you loss.
    Kayda and Tom Fenton

  20. Dean
    Sorry hear of this tragic loss to you and Denise.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you thru this difficult time.

  21. Justin was a great person…he will be missed by my whole family! Sorry for your loss Denise, Dean and the entire family.

  22. I was with him Sunday night , I can’t be believe he’s gone. Buy will always be re k embedded as a great guy ,big heart.

  23. Our deepest condolences Denise, Dean & family ,, thinking of you all at this time hugs
    Your all in our thoughts ❤️
    Sherry & George Kovacs

  24. Denise and Dean, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this very difficult time.

  25. I’m sorry to hear of your loss Dean, no one should loss a kid, Bonnie and my condolences

  26. I am very sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to Justin’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

  27. Sending our deepest condolences to Denise, Dean and family.
    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

    Sherry Quenneville
    Scott Ford

  28. I am absolutely stunned by this news. My sincerest condolences to his family. He was such a caring and giving soul. He gave of himself everyday never asking for anything back.
    He was funny and always smiling. May he rest and my his family find comfort in knowing he touched those around him.

  29. I am very saddened to hear the passing of Justin .It’s been many years since I’ve seen him but I’ve often thought about him .We were super close when we were younger and he was a wonderful person and friend .He always Made me laugh and he definitely meant a lot to me .My Thoughts and Prayers to his family .Rest In Paradise Justin .

  30. So sorry for your loss Denise. No parent ever should have to suffer this kind of loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you!

  31. Sad. To hear yoú are goné at such a young àge is truly tragic. I have known Justin sincé the 90s ànd a great guy hé was. Rip Bro . Where you are has to be better then here that’s for sure. Rest Easy pal.

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