March 16, 1919 – Cochrane, AB
March 11, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Theresa Martin (nee Simpson) passed away peacefully at home, with loved ones by her side, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
She was born in Cochrane, Alberta, the youngest of nine children, her father William having passed away before her birth. She loved the foothills, the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful sunsets of the area where her family had settled. When she was a teenager she moved to Calgary with her mother and sister Betty where she attended St. Mary’s High School. During this time she cared for her ailing mother who passed away while Theresa was still in her teens. She was always very proud of her contribution during World War ll during which time she worked at RCAF No.11 Equipment Depot. After the war she was courted by and married Bob (Robert) Martin with whom she shared a long loving relationship until his death in 1988. Theresa was totally committed to Bob and their 3 daughters and son for whom she had unconditional love and appreciation. Throughout her life Theresa was very spiritual and a devoted Roman Catholic, attending church regularly. She truly was a great role model in that she always looked for the good in everyone. She was a kind hearted woman who enjoyed being around people and encouraging them to do and be their best. Theresa had a wonderful fashion sense having worked at the Bay for many years. She always took great pride on her appearance and attire, which included a weekly coiffeur. She forged many long lasting friendships with the people she met at the 264 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Theresa also loved travelling, visiting many countries and in later years focusing her travel on Hawaii and Las Vegas.
She is survived by her daughters, Heather Sallay and Carol Myers (Richard); son Greg Martin; three grandchildren, Nicky West (Adam), Karen Myers and Sean Myers (Chelsea Bartlett); and three great-grandchildren, Sara and Aiden West, and Hayden Myers-Kindt; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bob; her daughter, Patricia Mckibbon; and her grandson, Graham Myers; her parents, William Simpson and Mary Gillies; her six brothers, Jim, Don, Alex, Ed, Bill, Duncan; and her two sisters, Mary and Betty.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24 Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the medical charity of one’s choice.
In living memory of Theresa Martin, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences