The eldest son of Benjamin Jr., and the Second Generation of Martin Brothers Funeral Directors, Derek was born and raised in Lethbridge. When WW II broke out, Derek enlisted and served with the 112th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery with the Canadian Armed Forces in Europe throughout the war. He attained the rank of Sergeant. After the war, Derek returned to Lethbridge where he worked at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels with his Father, Ben, and Uncle Harry.
2024 Banner Application Deadline
Banner applications for 2023 are closed. Applications for 2024 are now being accepted. They must be received no later than June 30th, 2024. Only 90 additional (over and above the 2023 banners) will be displayed in the lead up to the 2024 Remembrance Day so sponsorships will again be available on a first come first served basis.