Passed away December 13, 2007 after a long battle with lung disease, she is predeceased by her husband, Robert Wayne Martin (Bob), and her parents, Abraham and Helen Mendel. She is also predeceased by all but one of her aunts and uncles.
Survived by her children, Richard, Wayne, Crystal (Dan), Sherrill (Brian), Rose (Dan) and Laurie; by her brothers Ron (Lynn) and Doug (Eva) and their children; and by her aunt, Frances (Red). She will be missed by her husband’s sister, Pat (Lou) and by Jessie’s (Bob) children.
She was lucky enough to be blessed with 12 grandchildren: Mandy, Ashley and Amber (Richard); Julie, Stephen and Andrew (Wayne); Joseph and Benjamin (Crystal); Jessica, Carlee and Shannon (Rose); and Jennifer (Sherrill). She also had 4 great-grandchildren: ReillyMarie (Amber); Chance and Josh (Jessica); Nicky (Carlee); and will be watching for the birth of the one due in January to Joseph.
Lois was born in Montreal and grew up in the area we now know as Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lois led a wide and diverse life. She married in June 1950 and lived with her husband in various parts of Canada. She always said her happiest time was in Lake Cowichan.
After recovering from Bob’s death and injuries she received in a car accident (1996), she moved back to the part of the country she liked best, Vancouver Island. She chose Courtenay because it matched her needs. She moved into Casa Loma in 2005, keeping her sense of humour and her curiosity throughout her life.
Special thanks to the staff at Casa Loma, to Cindy for being a friend to the end, and for finding a home for Pumpkin, to both Dr. Silcox and Dr. Swanson and to the nurses and hospice volunteers who provided so much to Lois in her last days.
COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 1101 RYAN ROAD entrusted with arrangements.