It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Alain Roger Martel, age 59, on Monday, March 2, 2020 following a battle with cancer. Born in Blind River, Ontario on October 7, 1960, Alain is predeceased by his father, Joseph Martel, his mother, Ida Martel (née Beauchamp) and his nephew Clint MacLeod. He is survived by his son, Steven Audet, grandson Ryder Audet (Blind River), his sons Samuel and Jesse Martel (Thunder Bay) and his sisters Liette Martel-Mansfield (David Mansfield), Suzie MacLeod (Lyle MacLeod) Carmen Martel-Stempel (Hans Stempel) his nephew Scott Mansfield (Katie-Jane) his niece Alexandra Stempel (Martin Brosseau) and his great niece Ellie Mansfield. Alain worked at General Motors in St. Catharines, Ontario through the ‘80s and early ‘90s but couldn’t escape the call of the north for long. He returned to Elliot Lake to pursue studies in social work and graduated from Collège Boréal. More recently living in Chelmsford, he was employed at Chelmsford Golf Course where he found a second family and formed meaningful friendships, he was also able to indulge his passion for the outdoors. An avid outdoorsman, Alain found joy and peace in nature. He never ceased to explore the lakes, rivers and woods of northern Ontario and his life’s passion was to spread the gospel about nature’s boundless beauty and restorative power. The family wishes to thank all those who dropped by for a visit and a chat with Alain in recent weeks. Alain left the world in peace and love, surrounded by his family. May he rest in peace. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.