Frances MARTIN

Frances MARTIN

MARTIN – Frances Margaret May “Marjorie” (nee Costen) 1917 ~ 2014

After a long and meaningful life, our dear mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 22 in her 97th year. She will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Lois (George) Gray, Sharon (John) Sutherland, Murray Martin, Esther (David) Robins, Graham (Wendy) Martin, fourteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as her two sisters-in-law, Betty Costen and Annie Martin, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jake, and brothers, Ray and Don Costen. Mom was born in Boissevain, Manitoba in 1917 and raised in villages in southeast Manitoba. She moved to Ottawa during WWII to work for the government. There she met our dad, Jacob M. Martin, married, and raised our family. At the same time, she supported his dedicated work as owner and manager of Scripture Bookstore. Mom taught us the value of walking with God, the importance of a good work ethic, and the joy of living for others. She modeled stoicism and faith. Even through the months of her final illness, she showed acceptance, patience, and grace. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Ken Dueck of Abbotsford for the patient and loving care he gave to our mother over the last many years, and Dr. Peter Barnsdale of Mission who supervised Mom’s care when she moved to The Residence in Mission in April. A heartfelt thank you also goes to the staff at TRiM, especially the Stave Falls neighborhood, who lovingly cared for Mom in the frailty of her last months. A tribute to Mom’s life will be held in Ottawa on October 4.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5

We’ll see you in the morning, Mom!

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