Cornelius (Neil) Martin

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Cornelius (Neil) MartinNeil Martin of Dunster Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, peacefully passed away in the East Lancashire Hospice on Tuesday 29th August 2017, aged 85 years.

In his younger years Neil attended Southport Grammar School and after leaving school served his apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker, he then went on to be a Director in a successful Engineering Company in Blackburn.  Neil was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Diabetes, but this never held him back from living a full life. Several years ago he was featured in the local newspaper for receiving a top honour for being “An inspirational pensioner for coping for 65 years with Type 1 Diabetes” and was awarded a medal from the British Diabetes Association.

In his spare time and during his retirement Neil took pleasure in Model Railways and books.  He also had a great passion for cars old and new.

A much loved husband and soulmate to Sheila, a devoted dad to Tony and a much loved father in law to Sylvia.

Neil will be very sadly missed all his loving family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday 4th September at 9.40am at Accrington Crematorium.

Donations are welcomed in memory of Neil for the East Lancashire Hospice, c/o Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR Tel: 01254 390542.

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