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Martin Jansen

Martin Jansen

Monday, September 14th, 1953 - Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Marty on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family. Marty is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Gayle and his children, Joel (Lisa) and Katie. Dear son-in-law of Howard Bonham. Forever missed by his best friend Charli. Marty was the proud business owner and founder of Jule Enterprises which fostered him many friendships in the Austin Healey community.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 from 6-9pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 139 Martin Street Milton followed by interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery Oakville. Reception to follow at St. Volodymyr Cultural Center 1280 Dundas St. W. Oakville, L6M 4H9.

As expressions of sympathy memorial donations in memory of Marty to Halton Children's Aid Foundation, Trillium Health Partners Cardiac Surgical unit, Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre, or One Roof Youth Homeless Shelter in Kitchener would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    Address
    139 Martin Street
    MILTON, ON
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  • Interment

    Location
    Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    1149 Dundas Street W.
    oakville, ON
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Ben Bennink

Posted at 09:26am
In Martin I lost a very dear and close friend who I have known since high school and had the honor of being one of his pol bearers . Martin would have been 66 this Sept but sadly he passed before he could celebrate that birthday.
Martin and I met while working part time for Canadian tire during our high school years and though I did not make friends easily during that time of my life, the two of us just hit it off instantly. Over the years together we worked on cars and motorcycles, worked as bouncers in a bar frequented by bike and street gangs and chased girls (him having better luck than me most times). He had a tendency to come up with crazy ideas many of which he roped me into helping him with. Things like planting a 440 into a Volkswagen beetle or 383 into a triumph TR6 and replacing the square 4 in an Ariel with a Volkswagen engine which required cutting and stretching the frame (for which his Dad raked him over the coals for). Many times we worked in a freezing cold shack in the middle of winter that didn't even keep the wind out and when he needed the use of a pit he simply dug a hole in the dirt floor and parked the car over top of it.
He eventually started his own little one man body shop where as well as doing work for others he continued his personal projects. Two of his projects took first price at the motion and speed sport car shows in Toronto.
One day a women approached him about restoring an old Austin Healey which he refused saying that the car was junk and not worth the time or effort. But she persisted and eventually he took it on. He ended up doing such a superior job that other Healey owners started showing up and eventually he built his business not only specializing in restoring Healey's but literally resurrecting them from total rusted out junk heaps. One issue he had with the first Healey was the frame Which as Healeys do was so rotted out it could not be salvaged so he proceeded to construct a replacement frame which he later began producing and selling all over the continent. The replacement frame was so well constructed that it became a major part of his business.
I do believe that over the past some 30 years he restored and was involved with restoring more Austin Healeys than any other single individuals. He has also restored some classic motorcycles including an Ariel square four which I believe he eventually sold to some motorcycle museum somewhere.
Martin was also the once blind sided me into meeting a girl he felt strongly I should meet at time when I felt I needed a break from dating. That girl ended up and still his my wife of 42 years. A loving relationship that to date has resulted in 5 fabulous children 4 fantastic grandchildren and on amazing step granddaughter.
Martin though we have followed slightly different roads in later life and spent a less time together than our earlier years, you have always been among the best of my friends and probably the most influential friend I ever had. Marita and I will miss you dearly and remember you fondly.
Always your friend Ben and Marita Bennink
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Love Kim, Jim, Tyler and Connor Ogryzek

Posted at 09:14am
Dear Lisa , Joel and the Jansen family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.
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Mom, Mary and Len Lupton

Posted at 07:41am
Martin will remain in our hearts forever.
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heather

Posted at 07:35am
So very sorry to hear your heartbreaking news. With deepest sympathy Gayle and the Jansen family xx
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Wendy and Dieter Stadler

Posted at 11:54am
Dear Gayle, Katie, Joel and Family,

So terribly sorry for your loss. It has been such a privilege to be one of Martin's and your many friends. For Wendy and I, this is the end of an era for which we will always be grateful. Martin was one of a kind, a friend and professional who could always be counted upon. His memory will be with me and honoured for the remainder of my days. May the love and strength of your family and friends help you through this most difficult time.

Dieter and Wendy Stadler
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