Martin Hemstreet

Obituary of Martin Hemstreet

HEMSTREET, Martin Vincent — Martin passed away at Bluewater Health on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Brenda (Gagnon) for 48 years. Dear father of Kevin Hemstreet (Sheina), Charlene Hemstreet (Robert), and William Hemstreet (Susan). Adored Grampy of Osiris, Vincent, Brittany, Tamus, Julia, Billi Ann, Elli and Gage. Cherished Great-Grampyof Tanner. Brother of Rosemary Fowler (late Robert), Jerry Hemstreet (Ellen), and Mary MacDonald. Predeceased by his parents Francis and Teresa Hemstreet, brother Robert Hemstreet and nephew Scott MacDonald. Marty was a man of many trades — serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy), working as a welder for many years, and spending 23 years as a stationary engineer at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He had a knack for taking beautiful photos (even owning his own photography business), and earned his black belt in judo. Marty took pride in his organic garden and had a fondness for feeding others — always cooking meals for his family, a passion passed on to his children.

He also loved the outdoors — hunting, fishing and camping — and found joy in spending time with his grandchildren, and dogs Chevy and Milo.

At Martin’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held soon and will be announced. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131.Messages of condolence and memories may be left at


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