Brennan, Martin “Dermot”: Born June 7, 1944, Dublin Ireland, died May 9, 2020, Brampton, Ontario,
Canada. Loving husband of Marie Lenore Brennan (nee Levesque), proud father of Brian Brennan and
Denise Del Giudice and devoted grandfather of Catherine Brennan and Brennan Del Giudice. Survived by
his beloved sisters Justine Casey and Margaret Sinnott, his “older” brother-in-law Matt Sinnott,
daughter-in-law Dina Brennan, son-in-law Chris Del Giudice and numerous nieces and nephews. Pre-
deceased by his parents Martin and Josie Brennan, his brother Kevin and his brother-in-law Tommy
Dermot was a proud Irishman who maintained his Irish citizenship until the day he died. After finishing
school in 1962, Dermot left Ireland to work in Birmingham, England, and emigrated to Canada on April
24, 1965, with his best-friend, John Harwood. Upon arrival in Canada, Dermot was hired by the
Household Finance Company (HFC) in Toronto and shortly thereafter was transferred to Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario (the Soo), where he met the love of his life, Marie Levesque. Dermot and Marie were
married on September 3, 1966; after living in the Soo, Kitchener, London (Ontario) and Toronto, they
bought their first house in 1975 and moved to Brampton, where Dermot would spend the rest of his life.
Marie and Dermot always enjoyed a good party and loved to dance, they would jump onto the dance
floor and passionately whirl around whenever the opportunity presented itself. Dermot built a
successful career in banking, working with HFC, Bank of Montreal, National Trust, Royal Trust and
Scotiabank. Dermot was a very talented hurling player who captained his school teams; in his later years
he enjoyed hitting balls with his hurling stick to the neighbourhood children and demonstrating his
shooting accuracy by firing balls within a few inches of anyone who was brave enough to stand in front
of a wall while he whacked the ball with his hurl. These hurling demonstrations were always followed by
a hearty laugh and words of encouragement, particularly if his target didn’t flinch as the ball wizzed past
their head. When Marie was afflicted with dementia, Dermot’s love for her was put on full display as he
tenderly cared for her until his health began to decline and he was no longer able to provide the support
she required. After Marie moved to a nursing home, Dermot adjusted his routine and would visit Marie
almost every day to feed her lunch and spend his afternoons with her. Dermot was passionate about his
family, hurling, Irish music, travel, golf and his gardens. He enjoyed spending time with Brian and Denise
and their families, especially his grandchildren Catherine and Brennan. He will be dearly missed by all
who knew him well, but we take comfort in knowing that he had a good life, put-up a great fight, passed
quickly and didn’t suffer – “please God, tomorrow I’ll feel better”.
A special thank you to the Personal Support Workers from Spectrum, Dr. Baumander, Dr. Chandok and
the wonderful nurses and staff at the Brampton Civic Hospital Outpatient Clinic – all of you took such
great care of “Martin” in his final months and we are eternally grateful for the compassion that you
consistently demonstrated.