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Marjorie Martin (Grandma), 1917-2014

News ·Tuesday October 7, 2014 @ 22:27 EDT (link)

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
—Psalm 30:5

Our family experienced another loss with the passing of Grandma Martin on September 22 at age 97 (obituary, Ottawa Citizen). She had been unwell for a time after suffering a stroke and was in a nursing home as it was no longer possible for the family to care for her properly. She was a women of deep faith in God who, with her husband Jacob (who pre-deceased her), raised her children to love the Lord. As my father put it when he spoke at the service, she always did "exemplary work".

I drove up Wednesday evening (Honey was out of town too, for her sister's 16th birthday, so I took the TL) and went up to Ottawa with the family (in the van). We stopped at The Big Apple in Colborne on the way up. We had a funeral rate at the Best Western Victoria Park (Kaba locks…) and they upgraded my room so I could be close to the rest of the family so I had a nice suite at the end of the hall. I worked remotely from the room when I had the chance. Visitation was Friday 4-8pm at the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry funeral home across the road from the hotel.

The burial (11am) at Capital Memorial Gardens preceded the funeral (1pm) held at Pine Grove Bible Chapel where she had attended for many years while living in Ottawa.

I stayed over a few days extra and didn't leave until Monday, after going for breakfast with dad.

Books finished: Wizard's First Rule, First, Break All the Rules, Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, Temple of the Winds, Soul of the Fire, Faith of the Fallen, Pillars of Creation, Naked Empire, Chainfire, Phantom, Confessor.