Jim Martyn, the voice of Mosport/CTMP, has passed away

R.I.P. TO A TRUE GENTLEMAN WHO ALWAYS HAD A SMILE FOR YOU WITH HIS SENSE OF HUMOUR THAT LEFT YOU NO CHOICE BUT TO SMILE

It is with great sadness we learned the passing of Jim Martin yesterday. I had the chance to work with him on occasions but mainly to have heard his commentary/description of races at Mosport/Canadian Tire Motorsport Park over the years with such passion for the sport.

The following is a message from Jim Martin’s family…

“It is with a heavy heart, that we have to let you all know that our father Jim Martyn has passed out of this life to the great PA booth in the sky. . . For all who knew him, he was sweet and kind, always had a smile and something nice to say or a sharp word. . . Mostly about the state of world politics or how poorly people were driving these days?! . . He taught us patience, all the race car things, and how to do lap charts to help him keep ahead of the field before all that fancy timing and scoring stuff made it’s way into the old tower at Mosport. We traveled to tracks around the world together and made great vacations of working race weekends.”

“Those who knew him, know his health wasn’t excellent these last few weeks, but he was making strides in the right direction, recently had a spinal surgery that helped him regain some of his leg mobility. . . But alas. . . When it’s your time. . . It never seems like you had enough.”

“He was a good man, with a great life!!”

“We will keep you all posted for the party, to celebrate this one of a kind human.”

“Or where any donations you’d like to make on his behalf can go… sit tight… it’s a lot to deal with.😅”

“Please don’t hesitate to reach out, we know with all his antics… there are some great stories we’ve never heard, and surely pictures to corroborate.😎”

“Sure, we’ll cry… cause we miss him… But the warmth he passed around will always keep our hearts warm.”

Jim Martin 1955-2019

Sincere condolences to Jim’s Family.

May Jim continue to describe on-track action from above.

Main image: Neena Channan / @neenachannanphotography … Additional image: Patrice Marchessault / PMstills Photography

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