Photo courtesy of First Memorial Funeral Services - Fort Street

Martin Blake Hocking

Victoria, British Columbia

1938 - 2014


October 14, 2014
Victoria, British Columbia


First Memorial Funeral Services - Fort Street Obituary

Our dear Martin left us on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, with loved ones at his side. He is survived by Diana, his wife of 52 years, his children Jennifer (James), Philippa (Kurt), and Jeffrey (Lise), sister Linnet, brother Drake (Anna), and grandchildren Eva, Julias, and Tobin.A Memorial Service...

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I have only very fond memories of Martin and know he was one of my father's dearest friends.

Our thoughts are with you Diana and family.

Diana, I am sorry to hear of Martin's passing. Please accept my deapest sympathies.

Dear Diana & Family (Jenny, Phillipa and Jeffery). I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family re Martin's passing. I was unable to stay at the ceremony yesterday to speak with you directly. It was wonderful to see the children all grown up with children of their own. How time passes.
Best Regards, Margaret Hummel (Koski)

Dear Diana, my friend for over 60 years through school, girl guides and later our transatlantic orienteering friend. Martin always added another dimension to our post orienteering discussions, both in Canada and UK. He will be so much missed by everyone.
Carol and Andrew, Frodsham UK

Dear Diana and Family,
I am writing this on the day of your Memorial for Martin, and I want to send you thoughts of love and peace and wish you the strength to carry on. Those we love do not go away, they stay with us always, even when they are unseen and unheard. Martin was a wonderful person, and I hope all your memories of a well-spent life will bring you comfort. With sincere sympathy, Alice Payne.

My and Glenda's sincere condolences to your family on the loss of Martin. Diana, you and Martin were so close and enjoyed so much your orienteering and running activities together that this must be very hard to bear. We hope you will be strengthened by the many happy memories of your times together. Just last week we were looking at the results of the TC running events to see how the two of you did so it was a complete shock to get the news of Martin's untimely passing. Martin was a...

Diana and family - Our thoughts are with you. I'm glad we shared many orienteering events this past summer. Martin was always a wise, gentle, and calming influence. We will miss him. Dave & Karen

Diana and family. We wish you much courage and strength during this difficult time.
Emily and Stu Whitney