Obituary of Jonathan George Martens
On Friday, December 9, 2022, Jonathan suddenly passed away in a motor vehicle accident.
Jonathan is deeply missed by his parents, Larry and Deborah Martens, his brother Tristan Bourrier, his sister-to-be Sisika Duvalko, and his pets Peanut, Jakx, and Sinbad. Also mourning his loss are his two grandmothers; multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins; his friends that were like brothers; and his Summer Bounce and Tentations family.
Jon has been reunited with his grandfathers, his adopted grandfather, his infant sisters, and other family and friends that have gone before him.
Jonathan was born on January 26, 2001, at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, MB. He attended Kinder Korner Early Learning Center, Elmdale School, Stonybrook Middle School, and graduated from SRSS in 2019.
In SRSS, Jon shone during his time on the Improv team, and was known for his hair. After one school event when he was on the Student Council, he came home excited about an offer for a job interview. In July of 2017, he started with Summer Bounce as a music mixer, expanding into Tentations and event installations as well.
Jon loved music, of all eras and genres, from an early age. Summer Bounce was his dream job, and his colleagues were his other family. Jon’s other varied interests included video games, D & D, movies, Lego, graphic novels, anime, Comic Con, and so much more.
Jonathan had a huge heart and loved deeply. He also loved a good joke, prank, or photobomb opportunity. He left a lasting impression on everyone that he met and we are grateful for all the photos and stories that have been shared with us.
Jonathan’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. To join the family via livestream, please click HERE shortly before the start of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations to JDRF Canada, 235 Yorkland Blvd. Suite 600, Toronto, ON M2J 4Y8 (donate online by clicking HERE) or to the animal rescue of your choice.