Hi Donna, this is Breda from your tennis team. Though I didn't know Martin at all I was thrilled to hear about him from his friend, brother and of course Erin at the funeral mass. Apparentely he played hockey with the dads of both my son's peewee teams but I never knew that before. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband, father, son, brother, cousin friend so special to so many. Breda Murphy (Holland Landing and Ireland)
Donna, I've been thinking of you and your daughters since hearing of Martin's death. My sincerest condolences.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Our deepest sympathy to your family. You are in our thoughts.
I am so very saddened to hear of the death of your beloved husband and father. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to all your family.
Dearest Donna, Alison, Erin & all the Foy family:
Our deep sympathy & sincere condolences on the loss of dear Martin. So sad! So soon! So tragic! But there should be some Joy in the fact that Martin's Spirit lives on, not only with his Maker, but also in you his family, as well as all those hundreds of friends & colleagues, like ourselves, whose lives he touched during his short but very meaningful & fruitful life on earth.
He has passed on "the Torch" to all of us to carry on his good works, his humble generosity, his community service, his sense of humour, his caring & loving of those less fortunate than himself. As an outstanding member of the Knights of Columbus & an active parishioner of St Elizabeth Seton community, he will never be forgotten as a truly extraordinary example to us all.
He was, in the Biblical sense, "a Gentle Man" & "a man without guile". Sadly we shall not see his like again. "Rest in Peace" dear Martin.
Paraphrasing the words of St Paul: he has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has reaped his reward!
May God's Amazing Grace be with you all during the difficult days ahead.
With Love, Hugs & Blessings from:
Theresa Ravanello-Wharton & Paul-Raymond Wharton
Donna my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dear Donna and children,
Jack and I are very saddened by this news. Sorry we couldn't join today. We were away until tonight.
Please accept our sincerest sympathy.
Jack and Janet Sidor
Dear Donna, Alison and Erin. Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this time. I know the strong love you all have for each other and the great memories you created together will help to carry you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Laura, Darryl and Elise
Sincere condolences from Barb and Joan Willis. Sorry we could not attend. But in our thoughts with love.
Condolences from the Newcastle Co.Down and Belfast Kerr connections. x
Dear Donna and family: Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are sent your way during this difficult time. Sincerely, Drew and Cher D'Aguilar
Our thoughts are with you all. Today was a beautiful ceremony celebrating Martin's life. We're thinking of you during this difficult time. xo Tom, Jen, Ty & Natasha Burling
Dear Donna, Alison, and Erin,
We would like to offer our condolences to you and your entire family. To see the Church so full of friends and family today was an amazing testament to Martin and what meant to everyone. It was an honor to know him. As Fr. Roy mentioned, our memory of him is indeed sacred and for all of the things he did for the Church and the Knights. If there is anything Susan and I can do, please let us know.
Don and Susan Hennessey
Catherine and Serena.
Dear Donna and Family,
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this incredibly difficult time. Marty was a special person, and anyone that had the pleasure of spending time with him knows this.
I will always remember Marty's strength of character in everything he did in his life, especially in how he handled his fight to beat his relentless illness.
He has truly inspired me to live my life to the fullest, and to enjoy every monent I have with my family and friends.
With love, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Donna, words cannot explain how sorry we are to hear about Martin. May you find comfort in the love that surrounds you and the love that lives in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Allison and Erin.
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Martin's family. I knew Martin through business and found him to be a real gentleman and an all-around great guy. He will be sorely missed...truly a life well lived.
Donna, Erin and Allison,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Martin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Donna and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Marty. We hope you have the strength and courage during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marla and Bob Traves and family
Dear Donna, Alison and Erin we are sorry to hear about the passing of Martin, our thoughts have truly been with you these last few days.
Dr Ray Katz and Staff
Dear Donna and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Eileen & Family: Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this very sad time. We have contacted Fr. Kerry Prendeville and he will be saying a Mass for all of you in New Zealand.
We know there will be great joy in Heaven as Marv and all the other saints welcome Martin.
With love, Mel & Marie Thompson
I am so sorry for all of the Foy Family. Martin put up such a wonderful fight and did such a marvellous job delivering the eulogy at his dad's rather recent funeral. Our hearts are heavy for all of you....Know God will give him a high place in Heaven. Just finished looking at the wonderful slides Your happy memories will help carry you through this bleak time.
Love and hugs to all of you
Dorothy, Laura and Lynda.
My heart goes out to you. Martin made the world a better place. His way with us all and his warmth and strength of character will always be with me. My deepest sympathies.
Our Deepest Sympathy & Condolence to the Foy Family.
May you all find comfort and strength that Martin is now at peace & free
Cora, Cely & your friends at STICKY LABEL INC,.
Dear Donna Thank you and your family for the loving example of God's love among us.Martin's grace and faith inspire us all.We will be there when you need us. May God Shower you with Blessings now and always Susan and Mario Perek
Dear Eileen and the entire Foy Family,
Paul and I are thinking of you and we are so sad for you during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our hearts.
Paul and Rochelle Lyons,Thornhill ON
Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Martin's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your daughters. My sincerest sympathies, Elaine.
Dear Donna, Allison and Erin
We are most saddened to learn of Martin's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Steve and Bonnie Griffin
My sincere sympathies to the Foy family during this difficult time.
Frank Levec - Class of '82
Dear Donna, Ali and Erin, we want to express our deepest sympathies with the loss of a dear husband and father. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May Martin's strength and everlasting smile stay in your hearts and give you peace. Sincerely Sally, Jeff, Mackenzie and Maddy Rogers
A friend and business associate for over 15 years; Martin will be truly missed. It was always an experience working with Martin - he brought energy, creativity and innovation to business leadership at MFM and forged relationships with customers and suppliers that will live on. To Donna, Allison and Erin, my thoughts and best wishes at this difficult time.
I would like to offer my condolences to the entire Foy family at this very sad time. I remember Martin from my hockey days at Brebeuf. He was always upbeat and with a smile. Take care.
Dear Donna, Alison and Erin,
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you...
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
Love Anton and Clare
Donna, Alison & Erin,
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. (Headstone from Ireland)
Praying for you all at this very sad time.
The Hickey family, Dan, Rose, Lian & Grace
Dear Donna, Alison, Erin, Eileen & Family,
My heart is so heavy from the lost of dear Martin. He fought a long & courageous battle. He will be sadly missed by all our family. His wonderful personality & smile will be remembered always. I'm sure Marv received him with open arms & is happy for the company. My love to you all & God Bless. David & Tone xxxxxoooo
Donna, Allison and Erin:
The Wikant family is thinking of you at this time. Our deepest sympathies.
Dear Donna, Alison and Erin;
With a heavy heart, we would like to express our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. The Foy family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nick, Phyllis, Victoria, Joshua and Nicole Vander Doelen
Dear Donna, Alison and Erin;
So sorry to hear about Martin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Doug, Sherri, Courtney & Caitlyn McClintock
Dear Donna, Alison, Erin & Eileen:
Despite cut short, the resume of Martin's life will reveal a life lived to the fullest, filled with success and much joy, and, most importantly, brimming in love. The mark Martin leaves in this world is reflected in the impact he had in the community and on those he touched. Martin's resume will include a huge list of glowing references from those people initially hooked by his mischievous grin, eye sparkle and dry humour but caught forever and enriched by his kind, thoughtful and gentle spirit. Martin was simply a gem of a person. He left his mark on all of us.
Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
Love John, Allison, Brennan, Sean & Liam
Our sincerest condolences during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will forever remember Marty for his easy, ever-present smile.
Dear Donna, Allison and Erin,
Our hearts are broken for you. We have been praying for your family as you have all struggled with such love and determination. You have inspired all of us!! Martin fought so hard with courage and dignity. I know your loss is so great but please know there are so many people who will support you in the days ahead.
Janice and Jim Senger
My sincere condolences to the Foy family. As a supplier with MFM Printing, It was a pleasure working with Martin over the years. Martin was a true gentleman and one I most looked forward to meeting with.
Donna, Erin and Allison, Martin was a great man and will be sorely missed. Although we don't live close by, we can tell you that he touched all of our lives. He was a true gentleman. We will remember fondly all of the times we spent together, especially the cruise last year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Glenn, Nancy and the Watt family
Please accept our condolences. Donna and Eileen, our prayers and thoughts will be for Martin and your families. Vincent, Louella and family.
Donna, Alison and Erin. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May all your fond memories bring you comfort. Teresa and Paul White, Newmarket
We extend our Sincere Sympathy to all the
Foy Family. Audrey & Ron Gibson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Donna and Aunt Eileen, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking time. No one will ever replace Martin, but know that he will live on within Alison and Erin. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna,Alison and Erin our thoughts and prayers are with you and Martins family. The Robinsons
I am very saddened to hear the news about Martin. He was a great person and a great hockey teammate at Concordia many years ago. He was a class act, both on and off the ice. Very well liked and respected by his teammates and friends at Concordia, a very disciplined student and athlete. I will be thinking about Martin and the Foy family often, and I offer my deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
I am deeply saddened to hear the news about Martin. He was a great person and a great hockey teammate at Concordia many years ago. A class act, both on and away from the rink. He was very well liked and respected at Concordia, a very disciplined student and athlete. I will be thinking of Martin and the Foy family often, and I offer my deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
Dear Donna and girls, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband and father. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Foy family at this difficult time.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Martin's passing.
Donna, Alison & Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dearest Donna, Ali and Erin,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. Martin will be such a wonderful angel in heaven. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of caring for him.
Donna, Alison and Erin, we are thinking of you and during this difficult time are saddened to hear of Martin's passing. Hayley & Grant XO
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.
Cherish the memories of the good times and that they may help you get through this difficult period.
Bob, Shirley, Emily and James Pople
Dear Donna, Alison, Erin, Eileen and family,
It is heartbreaking to lose such a wonderful husband, father, son and brother too soon.Martin was so courageous in his fight against his illness. We will remember him always as our very first nephew and a truly amazing person.
Anna and Michael Casey xxoo
Very saddened to hear of this. Although we hadn't been in touch lately, I remember Martin's quick grin from the Brebeuf days. My condolences to the entire Foy family.
Donna, Alison and Erin we are thinking and preying for you, our deepest sympathy.
The Stolte family
Marty will be greatly missed by so many whom were fortunate to have known him. We are deeply touched and offer our sincerest condolences. Over time, many happy memories will fill this void.
Martin Foy was an outstanding human being and a terrific business man. I had the privilege of working with him as MFM Printers was a valued supplier to my public affairs company for many years. Martin always made sure MFM had talented people, the latest and best equipment and that the client was happy. He had a big heart, a warm smile and a calm demeanour. I had prayed he'd beat the cancer. He fought with dignity and determination. Martin Foy will be much missed. His family should be proud.
My sincere condolences to the Foy family, particulary Eileen and Donna and Martin's 2 wonderful girls. You all faught the courageous battle with him and surrounded him with love and compassion. I am sure that your beloved Marvin wlecomed him with open arms. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Laura Ormesher
Dear Donna - we are very sad to hear about your tremendous loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, the girls and your whole family. May the memories of the good times help you get through this difficult period. We are sorry that we won't be able to attend the services since we are out of town. We'll pray for strength with your family this week and and the weeks to come. God Bless!
Love ~ Gary, Shannon, Brittney, Sarah, Justin and Christopher McKay
My family's thoughts and prayers are with the entire Foy family during this very difficult time.
Paul Lavin, Georgetown, Ontario
Donna, Alison & Erin - our thoughts are prayers are with you all now and always.
Sherry, Paul, Tiana, Paul & Lily
So very sad to hear of Marty's passing.
I understand he fought hard this long battle and can only hope that he is now at peace.
My heart and sincere condolences go out to the entire Foy family for their immense loss.
To the Foy Family:
I am so sorry to hear the news on Martin's passing. I am actually from Paul's year at Brebeuf but I knew Martin through Paul and through hockey. I can't imagine what your family is going through at this very difficult time but please accept our sincerest condolences and thoughts at this time. My wife has been fighting this terrible disease for over four years so I appreciate what Martin and your family has had to deal with over the past several years. It is a testament to his strength and courage and your support to fight this fight. God Bless.
Shawn Smith and Family
Donna, Alison, and Erin:
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Martin was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by many. We are fortunate to have had him in our lives. May the memories you've shared and the strength of family and friends keep you strong.
Love: Nadine & Adam Lamb
Donna, you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Marty was an incredible individual who always had time to say hello and share his wonderful smile especially when talking about his family which he did with such pride.
Donna and girls, my heart and prayers are with you. Find comfort in eachother and in all your wonderful memories. Love always. Joanne
Our Sincere Condolences to your family at this time.
We are thinking of you.
MaryAnn, Carey, Makayla, Cristian Kuyten-Thomas
To the Foy family we have no words to console you. Now at least he is at peace and no longer suffering. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Joe, Michelle, Brittany and Amanda D'Annunzio
Alison I am so sorry that your died has died. My sincere sympathies to you, Erin & your mom. Cherish your memories. I am hugging you with my heart. I will see you soon. Ms Castron xo
Donna, our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Kelly & Isaac
I am greatly saddened to hear of Martin's passing. Martin and his father were customers who were an absolute pleasure to deal with. I will dearly miss Martin and wish to express my deepest sympathies to his entire family. Suli Yashar
Dear Donna, we're so very sorry to hear about the loss of Martin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gord, Marie and Chelsea Miller
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindi Stewart (Aurora, ON)
Our sincere condolences to the Foy family at this time. We will always remember Marty's great smile and caring personality. Hoping the great memories will bring you comfort.
Thinking of you all,
Love always – Lindsay and Melanie Grant
I am very sorry to hear of the sad loss of your beloved son Martin,,, RIP and i hope you find the strength of your family and friends at this sad time for your family...
Martin was a real friend to my children and an inspiration to us all. When he had to face the challenge of his life, he did so with such dignity and courage. This will always be something we will hold in our hearts and know that the love and support of dear Donna, Alison and Erin throughout his battles with colon cancer is truly an example of great love and strength. God be with you as we pray with you. With love, Diana Gurley
Dear Eileen and family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Love & God Bless!
Sincere condolences to Donna and all of Martin's family.
Dear Donna, Allison and Erin, thank you for sharing Martin with us. We feel blessed and privileged to have met him. Martin was a class act, always humble, extremely generous, warm, supporting, eager to help, giving us his shoulder to cry on in times of despair, silent and behind the scenes witness to our Catholic faith and much much more. What we loved about him was that he did so much and yet, never looked for recognition. Martin is already in heaven with our Heavenly Father and will be interceding for, watching and guiding all of you. We pray that you find comfort and solace in the arms of Our Blessed Mother and her son Jesus. Donna, Allison and Erin, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult period. We love you all.
Our sincere prayers go out to you and the Foy Family today and always.
Janine (Martin) Busby and daughter Erin Busby xo
Donna, Alison and Erin: our hearts are heavy for you at the passing of your beloved husband and father. Sincerest sympathies. Prayers and hugs for you all,
Yvonne and Steve Fox
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Martin had a great sense of humour and we were blessed to have him as part of our lives and will continue to be
Thinking of you
Colin, Linda & Sara Magee
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Martin's immediate family, I had the opportunity to play with Martin at Concordia for 2 seasons, great person, great spirit, my thoughts are with you. Sincerely Mark
Sincere condolences to Donna & Family on the sad demise of Martin. At this hour of your grief we pray that God would have mercy on the departed soul and give you the strength to bear this loss.
Don & Daisy (Knights of Columbus)
Dear Donna and family;
I feel privileged to have known Martin, and was particularly touched by his spirit of generousity to the needs of St. Elizabeth Seton parish over the years. He must have also had a love for Our Blessed Mother, because he was generous to our Discalced Carmelite Order in donating resources for a couple of specialized printing needs that we had.
May he now rest in peace in the arms of God, and may you be comforted by Our Lady who knows how much you are suffering. Please be assured of the prayers of our Carmelite family.
Deacon Brian Mason
We are so proud of our cousin, Martin. His strength and courage are an inspiration to us. The entire Foy/Lewis Families are in our prayers.