Joel Martyn Obituary, Death – After a valiant fight against cancer, our granddaughter Amanda was there today when her husband Pastor Joel Martyn passed away while she was holding him in her arms. Our hearts have been slashed open. My suffering for so many people, including myself, is so overwhelming that I can hardly contain it. I am reposting below the remembrance that my grandson Ezra had previously posted in honour of his father.
No father could ever dream for anything more than their child. This was accomplished by him fewer than two hours after the loss of his father. Ezra is sixteen years old. I’m sorry Bob, I truly am. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I truly apologies. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I hope that this message finds each of you at ease.
I am sorry for the loss that has befallen your family.
After our mother passed away, our father stored a number of our mother’s belongings in a chest made of cedar. I was able to go there, and it meant a lot to me that I could hold her Bible and her slippers.
I am so sorry for your loss, Bob, as well as the grief your daughter’s husband has caused to his family. You are currently the focus of our prayers. I am so sorry for the suffering and loss that you are going through at this time.
I will be thankful until the end of time that Joel is a part of my life. He is and was an incredible example of the human race. I am thankful to have him by my side throughout my time in the seminary. My guiding light, he was. I am keeping my dear friend Amanda and their boys very close to me in my heart, and I am praying for you all at this very moment. I send all of you lots of love and light.