David Allen Martel

March 23, 1947 - September 07, 2022


Obituary For David Allen Martel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Allen Martel, beloved husband, father, father in-law, brother in-law and uncle. David passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB, at the age of 75 years.

He was born in Sexsmith, AB, on March 23, 1947, at Johanna's Maternity Home.

David leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory: his wife Maggie; sons Cody (Amanda), and Kyle; grand-daughter Chloe Bouchard of Grande Prairie; special niece Tamara (Luke) Wegren of Sherwood Park, AB; sisters in-law: Bev Love, Evelyn Pealo, Jean (Dennis) Loewen, and Ruth (Dwayne) Waldo; brothers in-law: Ed (Shirley) Pealo, Lyall (Norma) Pealo, Gilbert (Marilyn) Pealo, Ken (Marie) Pealo, and Tom (Janet) Pealo; aunt Agnes Mettlewsky of Saskatoon, SK; uncle Arnold Deibert of Cold Lake, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Eli and Mary Martel; three brothers: Russ, Keith, and Rene; his grandparents Remi and Eva Martel, and Joseph and Barbara Deibert; brothers in­law Darrell Pealo and Norman Love: nieces Carla Love and Jackie Stewart; as well as nephew Quinton Pealo.

Special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, and Health Care providers at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 2:00pm, at Clarkson Hall at Evergreen Park in the County of Grande Prairie (55051 Township Rd 710, AB T8X 4A3).

Memorial Donations may be made in Memory of David Allen Martel at Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation toward purchase of vital life­saving equipment (11205 - 110 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 481).

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  • 09/23/2022

    Margaret: I'm really sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I have been out of town since Sept.11 and just returned today. I always enjoyed our conversations. Lynne Coulter

  • 09/20/2022

    My condolences to Dave's family I was fortunate enough to be Dave's hairdresser we shared a lot of laughs and great stories I will miss him on the monthly basis he was a good man

  • 09/18/2022

    Karin and I have been thinking of you much. You have been very special neighbors. Sharing those monthly suppers and card games....getting to know you and Dave will be cherished for years to come! During this time of life saying goodbye to Dave may the support of family and friends comfort you. God Bless! Gene & Karin Krause

  • 09/17/2022

    So sorry to hear this news Maggie! So glad we had a sort visit when you were in Kelowna this summer .He was a great guy always with a smile! Diane & Dale

  • 09/16/2022

    My condolences to David's family. I went to school with David in Rycroft and will always treasure great memories, when no one was better than the next person. Sending a warm embrace to David's family.

  • 09/15/2022

    To Marg, Cody, Kyle & family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. We cherish the moments we had with Dave. He will be missed. Take care, Dennis & Shirley Haugli

  • 09/15/2022

    To Marg and the family, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. While I only met Dave a few times, I knew how much he meant to you! He was always happy and welcoming when we did meet, including BBQ for myself and others from Neptune when we were in town. Marg, this is my virtual hug for you, hopefully our paths cross again in the near future so I can deliver a real one. Take care and love from, Angela

  • 09/15/2022

    Marg & Family: Whenever I would happen to have a chance encounter with Dave he always had a ready smile and a quick comment which usually led to a shared chuckle. Sincere condolences in his passing.

  • 09/14/2022

    To Marg Cody and Kyle we are so sorry for your loss. It's said God only takes the good ones and he was a good one. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace. From Doug and Colleen Cooke

  • 09/14/2022

    My deepest condolences to all ❤️ Dave was a wonderful long time friend of my dads. My dad had great respect for him and always enjoyed his company. I remember him as being a very kind man that was always smiling. I'm so sorry for the loss of such a great person to all those who knew and loved him.

  • 09/13/2022

    My condolences to Maggie & family I knew David & family for many years his mother Mary & my sister-in - law Eileen where sisters I can't attend the service as I will just be on my way home from Kelowna

  • 09/13/2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Deepest sympathy, Darlene and Vern Bulford

  • 09/13/2022

    Our prayers and condolences go out to Maggie, Cody , Kyle and families. We have known Dave since a young child , John went to school with him, I k ew his grandparents (Diebert) , his parents, his aunt Agnes and I have been friends since childhood to today . We shared many good times together and we will miss you Dave. May you rest in peace in your forever Home.

  • 09/13/2022

    We will miss your infectious smile funny sense of humour and your laughter we shared on Keg nights. Great friendship great food great wine will forever be cherished in our hearts. You will forever be missed our friend. Love Kathy & Basil

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