In Memory of





Obituary for David Paul Martin (Martin)

David Paul Martin
1990 – 2022

David passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2022, a shock to us all. He was a young
man of many facets. He was an expert Master Mason, loved working with stone and
was proud of his craft. The Freemasons were an important part of his life as was
experimenting with new cooking recipes, the spicier the better, to which end he enjoyed
growing hotter and hotter peppers. Above all, family was important to him, both his
Costa Rican family (he was born in Costa Rica, adopted and brought to Canada) and
his Canadian family. In some respects, a man larger than life with boundless
enthusiasm for new projects, he was full of surprises, had a quirky sense of humour and
an enormous smile. We didn’t realize how much he was fighting his own inner demons.
David left us far too soon and will be missed so much! He is survived by his fiancé,
Kathleen Pinette, his mother, Barbara Martin, four children – Jonah, Alexia, Felix and
Miguel – and extended family both in Canada and Costa Rica.
A memorial will be held at a later date. For those who wish, donations can be made in
his name to any mental health charity.
Follow your dreams, David, and may you rest in peace!


A memorial will be held for David Saturday, September 10th, 2 p.m. at 91A Fourth Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, the Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).  Light refreshments will be served after the service.  Street parking is available, if you can find it!  There is also a parkade at 170 Second Ave, just off Bank St.

There will be no covid protocols.  If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, by all means do so.

The Zoom link for those attending remotely is:

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Meeting ID: 839 3670 0451
Passcode: 719735

Because of potential capacity limitations, please RSVP Barbara Martin ( with the number in your party for in person attendance or if you wish to join by Zoom (so we can anticipate those numbers too).  I will find a way to make it work, so all who wish can attend.