71, Sydney

It is with great sorrow and broken hearts that the family of Martin Kolchetski announces his sudden and shocking passing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney, Martin was the son of the late Michael and Helen Kolchetski.

Martin is survived by his wife, Sally and his two boys, Michael and Mark. He also leaves behind his six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two brothers, Ron and Michael.

Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Martin Kolchetski will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6-8 p.m. with service to follow at 8 p.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.

Donations in memory of Martin may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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                        Online Condolences

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all of you, Sally, Mike, Mark and families. Marty was a wonderful man, and I enjoyed working with him. You are in our hearts and thoughts. May your memories give you strength.
From: Judy and Frank Geertsema and family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
From: Brian and Debbie Costigan

It is with great sadness and regret of hearing the passing of Martin, a school chum and a close friend of many years. He was a naturally gifted businessman, mentor and advocate to many. Marin never forgot his roots and was proud of his heritage. Although separated in recent years by destiny, I can never forget the hospitality that was extended to me over the years. My condolences go out to Sally and all his family.
From: Les Siller

Our deepest, warmest thoughts and prayers to all the family
From: Lynn Burke & Family

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Sally, Mark, Mike and all their families at this sad time.
From: Colin Buchanan & Family

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in thoughts and prayers. A cousin who I didn’t know well but cherish my memories of him, working in the Bata Shoe Store in Sydney, and as a small child excited about a christmas gift he had delivered,my first pair of skates.I was sadden to hear of his sudden death. Hold tight to the many memories you have of him for comfort. Lean on your family and friends for strength and always remember how much you have been cared about and loved by Martin. I pray that you will find hope and peace in knowing that the God who created Martin is with you in your suffering.
From: Mary Kulczycki Sponagle, Kentville,NS

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Sally and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
From: Harold, Phyllis Paon and Family

Sally and family our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy; Benny and Carole MacInnis, Port Hawkesbury

Prayers and Thoughts to all the family as I read about Marty’s passing. Marty shared in the building of my 25 plus year career with Can-Mart and then K-Mart. Marty taught me the value of the penny and a story I tell to this day when I first meet him at head office in Toronto when he was buyer of women’s house slippers. Thank you Marty for the life lessons you gave to this young man from the Pier you will be remembered and missed.
From: Aubrey O’Neill

Dear Sally. It’s such a long while but for the Sharman’s the passing years do not soften the shock to hear about Martin. Our condolences to you and all your family. Our lives are long and through all the ups and downs we remember our many good friends of whom you and Marty were such a part.
We have lived here in Guelph now for ten years, more quietly than before but living out some happy times. May you be well and we send you our best wishes.
From:  Jean and Frank