Giesbrecht, Martha July 19, 1920 –

October 11, 2012. Martha went to be with her Lord and Savior, and to join her beloved husband of 67 years, Clarence, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. She is dearly loved and remembered by their children, Vernon (Jayne) of Ohio, Judy (Dennis) of Victoria, Howard (Sherr) of London, ON, Nancy (Chris) of Chilliwack, 9 beloved grandchildren, and 18 treasured great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother Abe (Laura) of Dalmeny, SK, her sister, Marjorie (George) of Saskatoon, her brother-in-law, Harry, of Rosthern, SK and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. Martha was born and grew up in Dalmeny, SK. She married Clarence in 1944. Together they served the Lord in Nigeria, with the Sudan Interior Mission from 1950 until 1964. Mom was in charge of running the Ilorin Guest House. She was always a generous, gracious hostess and loved entertaining throughout her life. Her musical talents had her singing constantly, joining large and small vocal groups. Family meant everything to her. Mom and Dad retired from Dalmeny to Abbotsford in 1986. From here their love of travelling the world continued, as did their involvement in Church and in their work with the Gideons. Mom is remembered for her unwavering faith, love of family, strength of character, her hospitality, her musical talents and her love and service for the Lord.

The family wants to give special thanks to Martha’s many friends and to the caring attention by Home Support and the staff at Sherwood Crescent Manor.

Donations in her memory can be addressed to the Gideons of Canada for Bible distribution. A visitation will be on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. A celebration of her life service will be held on Thursday, October, 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A reception will follow in the Tea Room. Messages of condolence can be left at:

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