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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, baba and great-grandmother Martha on July 29, 2022.
She is survived by Frank, her husband of 73 years; their three children, Roger (Valerie), Glenn (Valerie) and Joanne (James). She was baba Martha to her granddaughters, Chloe (David) and Clare (Chris) and to her great-grandchildren, Olsen, Loa and Oona. She is survived by her sisters, Ann and Jean.
She was preceded by her parents and brothers, Joe and Mike and her sisters, Nellie, Mary and Helen.
Martha was born in 1929 at the family farm in Seech, Manitoba, where she attended school, worked at Shoal Lake Hospital until she met and married Frank and they moved to Winnipeg.
Mom was gracious, generous and devoted to her family. She kept a beautiful home and an exquisite garden. She was an excellent cook, baker, decorator, seamstress and fisherwoman. There wasn't anything Martha couldn't master to perfection. Her traditional twelve-dish Christmas Eve dinners were legendary, as were her fishing excursion lunches. She loved providing daily childcare for her granddaughters. She adored them endlessly and took so much delight in their accomplishments. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cornish 6 of the Misericordia Hospital and Father Bohdan Lukie for their care and comfort.
Cremation has taken place. A service for Martha will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Home, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2022
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
So Sorry to hear of Auntie Martha' s passing..She was always sweet and my Dad always told stories of his sisters with such fondness. - Posted by: Karen Rejc (niece) on: Aug 15, 2022
Auntie Martha had such a sweet kindness about her. She’s remembered as a lovely, warm lady. Thinking of her family as they grieve her passing. - Posted by: Donna & John Gill (Niece) on: Aug 09, 2022
So sorry to hear of the passing of Martha. My sincere condolences to all. - Posted by: Gay Caithness (friend of the family) on: Aug 09, 2022
I remember when you and uncle Frank baby sat us when my mother and father visited family in Ontario so sad to here she left us .Condolences to the familyAlice Gradwell Vancouver Island (Nanaimo ) - Posted by: Martha wowryk (Aunt ) on: Aug 07, 2022
To Uncle Frank, Roger, Glenn and families We are so sorry to hear about Aunty Martha’s passing Our deepest sympathies to you all. Thinking of you, Len, Tracey & Adam Wowryk - Posted by: Len Wowryk (Nephew) on: Aug 06, 2022
So sad Frank to hear of Martha's passing. Such a kind, soft spoken lovely Lady. Neighbours for 45 years. My deepest Sympathy to the family... - Posted by: Margaret Onufreychuk (Midge) (Neighbour across the lane for 45 years.) on: Aug 06, 2022
We were very sorry to learn of Auntie Martha’s passing. We have fond memories of a very sweet and gentle lady. Sending our condolences to Uncle Frank and the family. With Sympathy, Bob & Sylvia Gingras - Posted by: Bob & Sylvia Gingras (Sylvia is Martha’s neice) on: Aug 06, 2022
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