Halifax / New
It is with great sadness that the family of William Martin Schwartz announces his passing, with his family beside him, at Northwood Ivany at
He was born in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu,
Martin came to New Waterford in 1967 with his family and taught at
He received many distinguished awards for his contributions to the scientific arenas—three Shell Merit Fellowships. The Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee medals, the Domtar Chemical Teaching Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. He was the first recipient of the coveted APICS—Northern Telecom Science Teaching Award in 1985.
After his retirement in 1987, He became the science volunteer at the Joy Program at
He contributed to a weekly column, “Science for Fun”, in the Community Press and led a community science fun club for grade 4-6 students.
His other passion was his church. He was an elder of the
Martin is survived by his loving sons, Sam (Jesslyn Dalton), Danny (Esther), Luke and Paul (Sandra), as well as his five beloved granddaughters, Janna Humphries (
He leaves behind brother, Paul Charles and sister, Felica Devashayam.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ida and parents, Rev. G. P. and Kirubai Williams, brothers, Michael and Alfred and sister, Mary Abraham.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to charity of your choice.
Special thank you to the staff at
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.