Colin Noel Martin was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on December 16th, 1955. The fifth born of eight children to his parents Trenton W. Martin, a Marine Captain, and Lucille E. (nee London), wife and Homemaker.
As an inquisitive child, Colin was fun-loving, witty, and bright. His academics included attendance at the schools of Miss Nelson's Nursery, St. Ambrose Anglican Primary School & Tutorial High School. While in High School, Colin was a part-time apprentice at Mr. Gomes’ (a next-door neighbor and a valuable mentor to Colin) Mechanical Workshop. Working after school hours and on weekends, provided his homework assignments were completed.
Colin then furthered his education at The Guyana Technical Institute (GTI), where pursued his mechanical engineering career while employed as an apprentice at the Transport & Harbour Department's Workshop, where he encouraged and introduced some of his associates to an apprenticeship at Mr. Gomes's Workshop. Upon graduation from GTI and completion of his apprenticeship, Colin was transferred to the Department's Marine Division as an Engineer III, then an early promotion to Engineer II at the age of 22 in 1977 with a promising promotion to Chief Engineer.
In 1980 Colin emigrated from Guyana to join his wife, Hazel (formally Archibald), in New York, U.S.A, where he continued to pursue his Mechanical Engineering career, receiving his A.A.S in Mechanical Engineering from New York City Technical College. while employed by Con Edison as an Engineer based at its Indian Point Nuclear Energy Plant and made major contributions to designed innovations and was commended and compensated for such tasks. Colin also worked as an Engineer for the City at Queens General Hospital and, during a Leave of Absence, was employed by the Board of Education, where he continued to amaze many of his associates and supervisors with his wide knowledge and experience.
In 1984 he married Amanda Haynes, and their union bore two children his son Kevin Colin Martin (1986), and his daughter Kenza Luisa Martin (1988). He loved his family deeply and cherished the many memories that were made.
Colin attended Hollywood Baptist Church and was baptized in June 1994. Colin studied under multiple pastors, including over 20 years in the field of recovery through Christ. In 2018, Colin was ordained as an Elder under the tutelage of Bishop Alfred Phillips at the Anointed by God Seminary alliance, where he served as an outreach pastor.
Much of Colin’s work included helping men and women who he felt he could help in redirecting their lives into one of purpose. A pillar of Colin’s commitment to helping others improve their life through Christ was reminding everyone of Psalms 139:14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
In 2016, Colin met his wife, Ann Taylor, and the two spent their years together enjoying each other’s company, traveling, practicing spiritual growth, and with God at the center.
To have known and met Colin was nothing short of an experience. A lively storyteller, quick to help those around him, make people smile and laugh and, most importantly, show everyone that Christ lives in us all.
Colin is survived by his beloved Ann Taylor, his ex-wife Amanda Haynes, his children Kevin, Kenza (Edek) Martin, his granddaughter Alexandria Williams. His siblings Ingrid (Robert) Martin Grey, Deryck (Joy) Martin, Desiree Martin, and Gail Martin. His many nieces and nephews, cousins Bowen, Carmichael, Corlette, Martin, Noble, and Somersall.
Colin is pre-deceased by his parents and three siblings, his two brothers, Malcolm (1962) and Beresford (1991), and a sister, the late Jessie Martin-Charles (2016).
A beloved family member and friend to many, he will be truly missed. May his soul sleep in eternal peace.
Topic: Colin Martin's Funeral
Time: Nov 11, 2022, 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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