Some old-timers may remember Martin, I only knew he was a one-time Winnipegger.
Brad Thomson posted on chesstalk in August,
“I am sorry to hear of Martin’s passing and express my condolences to his friends and family. Martin was a delightful and fun-loving soul who enjoyed life tremendously. He was very active in chess governance when I worked at the CFC in the 1990’s. What I remember most is his contagious laughter and his energetic spirit. Martin had an absolute blast at the Canadian Open in Winnipeg, 1994, and his continuous antics and capers with such personages as Nathan Divinsky and Albert Boxer were a wonderful sight to behold. I also recall being packed into a car with Martin, Nathan, Hal Bond, Troy Vail and Les Bunning as we drove ridiculously throughout Toronto looking for a place to simply sit down and have a cup of coffee. There was never a dull moment when you were in Martin’s joyous presence. He was a great guy! Caissa will have her hands full.”