On Friday, March 18th, Martin Childs, loving husband and father of two, passed away suddenly at age 49 years old. Martin was born in Truro, Cornwall, UK on December 9, 1972, to Jean Burtenshaw and Roger Childs (deceased). Martin is survived by his loving wife, Julianne (nee English), treasured daughter, Jessica and adored son, Andrew. He is also survived by his brilliantly supportive parents, Jean and Wayne Jacobson, and devoted brother, David (Sandy). Martin was the much beloved uncle of nine nieces and nephews, brother-in-law of six who laughed with him, and son-in-law of Jim and Betty-Anne English who cherished him.
Martin, Julianne, Jessica, and Andrew made their home in Sidney, BC. Martin loved his career in aviation and was advancing as Director of Operations with VIH.
As a child, Martin was outgoing, adventurous, and willing to try anything at least once, and he did so right throughout his adult life. He has instilled these wonderful traits in his children and taught them to live life to the fullest. Martin could not be prouder of his children. Martin was the greatest love of Julianne’s life and as soulmates they had so many more adventures planned for the future. Martin will be remembered as a great mentor to those whose lives he touched, and there were many. A kind, compassionate, loving soul, he celebrated those little moments and made everyone around him feel supported. Martin lived his life honestly, respectfully, and completely.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 18th at Mary Winspear Community Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Martin will be fondly remembered as “a legend”. His absence leaves a deep hole in our hearts.