Larry Douglas Martin (founder of Black Rock Landscaping) passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. Age 70 years.

Beloved husband of Michele Martin for 50 years. Loving father of Shawn (Maryann), Lee, and Chad (Jenna). Dear Poppa of Courtney, Autumn, Casey, Hannah, Emma, and Torin. Fondly remembered by his other relatives, and many friends.

Cremation. A private celebration of life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


I am truly sorry for your loss, Michele, and you boys. I am so glad to have known Larry, a guy who could find a little humor almost anywhere! Hard working, hard playing. Really a hell of a guy....I mean that sincerely. Trust me, I know all too well that life has to go on but it will take time. Maybe lots of time. Remember the good times, cherish the memories. Help each other as I know you will. Thinking of you.....Larry C.

-Larry Cunningham

I am grateful that I had Larry in my life, he was a fountain of information, which he shared eagerly, he made me laugh and made my dog fall madly in love with him.

When a hear a wren’s beautiful song while gardening, I will think of Larry and hope some of his knowledge will come with the song.

I am grateful that I was able to say goodbye. NaKook and I will miss him immensely and talk about him often.

-Stacey Ego

Our deepest condolences to Michele, Shawn, Lee, Chad and family. Thinking about you all during this unbearable time. Have peace knowing he’s in no more pain. Love you all

-Collin and Shawna Sherk

Sincere condolences to the family. Larry was a wonderful person with many devoted friends.

-Doug and Linda Bye

Thinking of you all at this time of grief

-Kerry Bissonette and family

A fun guy will be missed

-Jerry Holland

We are both so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our thoughts go out to you Michele and your family during this difficult time. Please take some comfort in knowing that there are very few people among us that could make a person smile just by seeing their face. But Larry could, because one knew in no time you'd be smiling, laughing and joking in true Larry style. Larry will be missed by many and never forgotten.

-Vicki Stewart & Henry Thornton

Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. Being at home surrounded by his beautiful family and his "toys" must have meant the world to him. Thinking of you all. Peter and Kathy

-kathryn Loch

We are thinking of you all and sending strength and light your way.. from Yvonne, Glen, Janet & Steven

-Janet Fisher (Wright)

Our deepest sympathies to the Martin family. We are grateful that he shared his love of nature and pride in caring for it.
Larry was an engaging conversationist and an honourable man. He lived with purpose, pride and a deep commitment to family.
He will be missed and thought of .

-Maxine & Larry Wheeler

Deepest condolences to the Martin family. Thinking of you all.
Adam & Christine Yent


Chad and family. We were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. Although it's been some time since we last saw him, he always took the time to chat and always had a smile on his face. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

-Bill & Debra Freskiw (Freskiw Farms)

Michele, my thoughts are with you and your family. Such a beautiful, kindhearted soul. Larry left his mark on the land he touched and on the people who were lucky enough to cross his path. He will be greatly missed.

-Brea Lajambe

We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our sincerest condolences to Michele, Shawn, Lee and Chad. Our thoughts are with you and the whole family.

-Aislynn and Mike Garside

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-Laura & Dave Pletzer