Ralph Martin


Ralph Trevor Martin (1947-2017) was born in St Albans to Blanche Kirkman and Reginald Martin. He had a sister, Josie. As a young man Ralph was very practical. He even built his own hovercraft and wired a friend’s house. He taught woodwork for a year, after which he had several electrical and engineering jobs before he settled down as a technical manager for an electrical company for over 20 years. He retrained as an upholsterer and started a successful business with his new skills. Ralph was married to Irene for 42 years and in whose arms he died two years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Celebrant and tribute contributor: Mary Porter
Tribute to Ralph Martin delivered at a Humanist funeral organised by their family (2017).