Forrest E. Martin


NORWAY – Forrest E. Martin, 85, of Norway, died Tuesday, April 4, at Stephens Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Norway on Nov. 10, 1920, to Ernest F. Martin and Sadie (Kimball) Martin. Mr. Martin was a graduate of Norway High School with the Class of 1939. On Feb. 24, 1968, he married the former Daphne Cannell.

He had worked in the area for many years as an independent business owner and for more than 30 years had driven school bus for SAD 17 and over that span of 30 years he had started out with bus No. 10 and ended his driving career with bus No. 23.

He served his country both in the Army and the Navy. He was a member of the Floyd Harlow Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, Second Congregational Church of Norway and the Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife, Daphne of Norway; eight children, Bonita M. Lefler of Florida, Brenda J. Dyer of Norway, Ernest F. Martin of Norway, Marla R. Morin of Norway, Joel K. Martin of South Paris, Pamela J. Jewell of South Waterford, Greggory S. Martin of Harrison and Lisa J. Martin of South Paris; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Stanley; two sisters, Olive Patchins and Kathleen Neimi; a granddaughter, Siiri Morin in 1998; and an infant daughter, Beverly Gail Martin.