Patrick Waldyve Martin

Martin, Patrick Waldyve (Pat)

Born on May 6, 1915

Passed away on Mar. 17, 2007

Predeceased by his wife Daphne (nee Hemmel) and brother Dermot. Lovingly remembered by his children Evan (Jan), Sue Hawes, Alan (Julie Harris), Robert (Stephiane), His grandchildren Alex, Michael, Joanne and Shay, his niece Penny Fleetwood (Wally), and nephew Patrick Martin (Lee).

Pat was brought up in Victoria. After graduation from officers training at Royal Roads in 1941, he served in the RCNVR aboard Corvettes in the North Atlanic during WW2. He met and married the love of his life Daphne in Halifax in 1945 and returned to attend UBC. He graduated with a degree in Biology in 1950 becoming one of the first wildlife biologists employed by the province of British Columbia. As a wildlife manager he worked throughout BC (Kamloops, Victoria, Prince George) and overseas (Uganda and Zambia). Pat had a life long passion for his family (including his pet dogs), wildlife and the ocean.

He retired to Telkwa to commercial fish out of Prince Rupert, to Sointula to sail, and finally to Victoria to be closer to his family and grandchildren. Pat sustained family and a wide network of friends with his kindness, healthy attitude and common sense.

The family is extremely grateful for the care provided by Dr. Ken Chan.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name may be made to the Nature Trust of BC for Ian McTaggart Cowan Scholarship in Environmental Studies at UVic ( or 1-866-288-7878).

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