Eleanor Martin

Martin, Mary (Eleanor) Kathleen- In her 100th year passed away at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia on Friday June 28, 2013. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Leo (1987). She is survived by her son, Bob Martin (Heather); by her daughter, Anne Marie Barnes (John) and by her grandsons, Daniel and Christopher. She was born in Moncton, N.B. on May 6, 1914. She owned and operated a hairdressing business there until she married Leo and moved to New Glasgow, N.S. where Bob and Anne Marie were both born. In 1956 the family moved to Corunna, ON where she continued to work as a hairdresser. As a devout Roman Catholic, Eleanor was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Corunna where she served as President of the C.W.L. Those who had the good fortune to know or even meet her will remember her radiant smile and warm loving nature. Gracious beyond belief, she always put the needs of others before her own. As her health declined in her later years, her spirit and grace remained strong. She found only kind and charitable words for everyone. We are all blessed to have been touched by her. The family would like to take this time to thank Dr. Robert Borek for his care of Eleanor over the years and they would also like to thank the loving and caring staff at Vision Rest Home and Vision Nursing Home whose efforts were greatly appreciated. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday July 2nd from 7-9 p.m. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund or to Vision Nursing Home. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Tuesday July 2, 2013 from 7-9 p.m.


St. Joseph's Church Building Fund Vision Nursing Home

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held at a later date.

7 thoughts on “Eleanor Martin”

  1. Shannon and Paul Hansen

    Dear Bob, Heather and family.
    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. I will always remember Eleanor as a gracious and kind hearted lady. I don’t think I ever heard a unkind thing come from her. I loved having her with us in the Rest Home and missed her when she moved to the NH. It was always nice to see her for Bingo or entertainment. For some time she would remember you and when the time came that she didn’t she would always say hi dear how are you? Always that smile. I will cherish the time that I spent with her. Shannon

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful person who always gave of herself. She will be welcomed in heaven with open arms.

    God bless you at this difficult time.

    Nonie (Fogarty) McQuaid

  3. Dear Bob, Heather, Anne, John, Daniel and Christopher,

    Canada Day will never be the same on hearing the news of Eleanor’s passing. It is with a heavy heart I send my condolences to you. She was the sweetest,and kindest individual I have ever met – an angel whose face glowed with warmed and sincerity. It was a honour and privilege to know her and call her my Aunt. May she rest in peace.
    Love and prayers from her niece, Susan

  4. To Heather and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. I have known Mary from the bible studies at Vision and what an heritage she has left with me.Her warm smile, Her gratitude for life, Her joy in life was always visible to everyone.She was a cherished example of how a life could be lived and passed it on to the blessing of all who met and knew her.

  5. Heather Deschamps

    What a truly beautiful woman Eleanor, “Mrs. Martin,” was. So full of grace, class and kindness. A great lady and an inspiration. We are very sorry for your loss.

  6. Frances Martin

    For all relatives of Eleanor Martin,

    Thank you very, very much for sending the news of dear Eleanor. As you know, I thought the world of her, and first met her when I traveled to Nova Scotia with Loretta and her young Bernard – I recall you, Bob, a little boy in your Dad’s truck. For lots of years my Mother and I visited your Mom and Dad’s home in Corunna, and you came to Michigan. Nice memories!

    Bob and Anne Marie, I can never say enough about your Mom. What a blessing, that her last years were at the Vision Nursing Home, with Heather there, and I recall that you, Bob, played the piano for the residents. The Obituary describes her so well, “radiant smile and warm loving nature”.

    As I am writing this (7:26 p.m.) you are having the Visitation. I join you in prayer this evening, a prayer of thanksgiving for Eleanor’s presence in this world, and for her family, with grandsons of whom she was proud. May each of you who are close to her, including the parents of Heather, beam with pride. Surely she is happy, and greatful for her own life and for each of you!

    The last time I visited, Bob accompanied us as we sang. Where I am living now, there is a tiny chapel near the woods, above a river. I will walk to it tonight, and sing in honor of her.

    May Eleanor rest in peace.



  7. Jean & Gren Poole

    We just learned of your mom’s passing. We are so sorry to learn of this news. Your mom was a wonderful person and a very PERFECT person. She is definitely in heaven with the Almighty we all know that. Do believe she is with you each day to help you through your day. We are only so blessed to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jean & Gren Poole

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