It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Martin “Marty” VanderVeer on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 49. Marty will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Maureen. Loving father of Ryan, Jake and Emma VanderVeer, and stepfather of Kendra and Emily O’Brien. Cherished son of Donna (Greg) Peters and the late Tim VanderVeer, and son-in-law of David and Kathryn Gallagher. Dear brother of Tracy (Mark) Dew and treasured uncle of Tim (Amanda) Dew. Marty will always be remembered for his passion for anything related to cars. He started his career as an automotive detailer, and became a highly successful Class A Mechanic, then earned his way to become a highly respected Automotive Service Manager. At home, he was addicted to every car show on television, which was always paired with a bag of Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles. Marty was an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, with dozens of half and full marathon medals to his credit. The self-proclaimed “biggest dog lover on the planet” will be dearly missed by his puppy children Bella and Pixie, and Jerry the cat. In keeping with Marty’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).