Silver, Martin Douglas
Martin Douglas Silver

Martin Douglas Silver of New Germany passed away at the D. M. Hospital on August 16, 1977 at the age of 58 years. He was born at Watford, son of the late Howard and Nina (Durland) Silver.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie Mailman, one daughter Sonia (Mrs. Edwin Veinot), one son Bruce, both of Watford; one grandson Chad Silver and one granddaughter Michelle Veinot; four brothers Bert of Dayspring; Lawrence of Union Square; Robert and Lorraine of Watford.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother LeRoy.

He worked with the New Germany Fruit Co. for 11 years where he made many friends; also he was a barber in New Germany until he was forced to retire because of ill health. He was hospitalized many times but he bore his illness with great courage. He was a member of Pine Grove Lodge, New Germany. His fellow members gathered on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. for their memorial service at the Funeral Home. He was a member of Epworth United Church, a charter member of the New Germany Fire Department.

The body rested at Langille's Funeral Home until Thursday afternoon when funeral service was held at Epworth United Church at 3 p.m. where the church was filled with relatives and friends.

Pastor Rolf Meindl officated at the service and gave a very inspirational meditation, part of his text taken from John 15 - Verses 1 and 2.

Hymns sung by the choir were "The Lord's My Shepherd" and "Saviour Thy Dying Love", with Mr. Carroll Crouse as organist.

Pallbearers were six Silver cousins, they were Carl, Aubrey, Eugene, Basil, Edgar, and Earle. Interment was in the Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Germany.

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our sincere thanks to relatives and friends for the many "In Memoriams" to the home, flowers, donations to the D. M. Hospital, Lutheran Memorial Fund, Cancer Society, Gideon Bible Society; also for sympathy cards too numerous to answer individually, phone calls, letters. To those who brought food to the home and to those who visited and helped in many ways during the long illness of our loved one. To those who helped with transportation to and from the hospital. To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mader who shared home with me when Martin was at the hospital. We are [clipping ends]

  Nicolaas Silber ->
    Johann Michael Silber ->
      Leonard Silver ->
        James Joseph Silver ->
          Uriah Silver ->
            Howard LeRoy Silver ->
              Martin Douglas Silver

Source: The Halifax Herald Ltd. , Halifax, NS
Date: undated, but computed to be 8/17/1977
Transcriber: (unknown)

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman