It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce Martin’s sudden passing at the age of 67 years. He was born on April 20, 1949 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 43 years, Donna; children Bryce (Kim), Michelle (Rudy), Colleen (Eric), and Noel (Camilla), all of Spruce Grove and Edmonton; five awesome grandchildren: Mya, Ryan, Logan, Isabella, Linnea; mother Jane Vandenberg; brother John (Carol) of Cedar Springs, Michigan; He will be greatly missed by his many extended family and friends. Martin was predeceased by his father Hendrikus Ritzema and stepfather Jan Vandenberg.
A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11am at Hope Christian Reformed Church at Hwy 16 and Sec. Hwy 779. Interment will follow at Hope Church Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation at www.albertacancer.ca or by calling 1-866-412-4222. The family would like to thank Parkland County EMS personnel for their service.