Alers, Martin 'Marty'

Alers, Martin 'Marty'

September 30th, 2018


It is with profound sadness that the family of Martin Alers announces his passing on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, after a short but brave “battle-to-the-end” with cancer, with his wife Joanne beside him, at Victoria Hospital, at the age of 68. Adored and forever loved husband of Joanne for 34 years. Loving stepfather of Mike (Shellie), Andy (Alaina), and Jennifer. Cherished and fun-loving Grandpa to Justin, Brandan, Kristen, Spencer, Brady, Gavin, Kelly and Elliott, and Great-Grandpa to Kylie. Loving brother to Robert (Mary), and Marianne (Bill). Loved Uncle of Toni, Mark and Jay. Marty will be sadly missed by brother-in-law Richard (Mona); sisters-in-law Gail (Keith), Carol (Pete), and Barb; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends in Canada and the USA; and by his little cat, “Baby”. Predeceased by his parents, Robertus and Johanna Alers; nephew Willy Merks; mother-in-law Evelyn Bennett; and brother-in-law, Brian Bennett. Marty worked for the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville for 37 years, retiring in 2007. An avid golfer who enjoyed the City of London courses for many years, Marty also loved to garden and was a great landscaper. Known as ‘Party Marty’, he was the life of every party with his extraordinary dance moves! Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marty are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario or the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex. 


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Brenda SwordIf ever someone were to ask me "which of your friends loved life the most? " my answer would have to be Marty. Marty always had a smile, a hug or a little "jig" of a dance move that would bring a smile to a frowning face. He encouraged me to not stress the little things, because we couldn't change some events, we just had to get through them and be happy with ourselves. Joanne and family I wish I could be there to give you all a huge hug. He will be missed.
Steve & Kathy PetitDear is with heavy hearts we send our deepest sympathy in the passing of our friend Marty. We feel very fortunate to have known Marty and have you both for such wonderful neighbours. He was a beautiful soul with a big heart who lived and loved life to the fullest. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal...beautiful memories with Marty one can steal. Big hugs my friend xo
Isaac LUGINAAHOur deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Doreen CampbellSo so sorry for your loss Joanne. Marty was a wonderful, kind man, always had a smile and a hug for me and I always enjoyed having a dance with him. He was a great friend and Alex’s best golf buddy. You were a fun-loving beautiful couple and he will be truly missed. His memories will remain in your heart forever. Love and hugs, Doreen xo
George BarabasDear Joanne and family & friends, it was a pleasure to have known Marty for 10+ years. He will truly be missed by myself and many others. He was a great friend to have as well as a golfing partner. We had great memories that I will cherish forever. Sending my thoughts & prayers.
Pete & KristinDear Joanne, family and friends, You are all in our thoughts. Marty was a beautiful person and we will always remember his happy, fun loving spirit. Much Love Pete & Kristin
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